Clubs & Organizations Listing

Clubs & Organizations Listing

Being a part of campus clubs and organizations is a great way to meet people, gain important leadership skills, and have fun!

We have a variety of clubs and organizations at Penn State New Kensington in which students can participate.

Adult Learner Community

This organization promotes the interests of adult learners and aims to increase the awareness of the adult learner population to the campus community. This group meets through the Success Center. Please contact Ruth Herstek at rah32@psu.edu for meeting dates. 

BBH Club

The Biobehavioral Health (BBH) Club is an academic club connected with the BBH field of study. Biobehavioral health is a unique interdisciplinary degree that examines health from the biopsychosocial model, or rather a combination of biology, personal decision making and social determinant. The Biobehavioral health club brings in speakers to help individuals plan for their future - whether that future is as an epidemiologist, physician assistant, social worker, or one of the many other professions BBH majors can pursue. 

BET Club

The Biomedical Engineering Technology (BET) Club seeks to provide a means of educational experience in the field of biomedical engineering technology and related fields that is not available in the classroom.  Members can look forward to guest speakers, presentations, tours of medical facilities, and networking with members of the BET field. 

Campus Activities Board (CAB)

This club allows students to assist the Student Life Office in planning fun campus events and activities. Members learn about the exciting world of campus entertainment! Some of the activities planned by CAB include: Back to School Bash, Penn State in Pittsburgh series, and Spring Fling week. Please come to the Student Life office if you are interested in joining this student organization.

GIG Club

Group Investigating God.  This group encourages students to ask difficult questions about God and the Bible. They hold Bible studies, group discussions and promote community service. 

Lion Ambassadors

Lion Ambassadors work closely with the Enrollment Management Office to promote the University and the campus to prospective students. They give campus tours and assist with other recruitment activities. Additionally, Lion Ambassadors represent the campus in the community through volunteer and service activities. Membership involves an interview and maintenance of a minimum grade-point average.  

Math Club

Math Club is an active group of students who meet regularly with Math Faculty in support of students and their math homework, struggles, and fun! 

Nittany Pride 

The Nittany Pride is the student-run newspaper of Penn State New Kensington, and functions as a student club organization that is open to students from all academic disciplines. While the newspaper is advised by Communications faculty, the editorial decisions and news operations are carried out entirely by students, who gain valuable experience in print and online journalism.

Mission Statement of The Nittany Pride:

"The Nittany Pride student newspaper of Penn State New Kensington intends to effectively represent the public; facilitate communication among and between students, faculty, staff, administration, and other members of the public; provide relevant information to the public; and to truthfully monitor power and authority on the Penn State New Kensington campus. It is the purpose of The Nittany Pride to foster public life on the New Kensington campus by producing an interesting and informative newspaper; acting as a forum for members and non-members alike to freely share ideas and opinions; and encouraging discussion and focused debate among students, faculty and staff."

Outdoor and Adventure Club

This club promotes healthy living by organizing activities like camping, rock climbing, ski trips, and other outdoor adventures. 

Student Government Association (SGA)

The purpose of SGA is to act in the best interests of the student body by representing student in matters that pertain to them, encouraging extracurricular activities, supporting clubs and organizations, and encouraging communication between the student body, faculty, administration, and staff. The SGA organizes Club Rush and assists in the coordination of fundraising and events on campus. The president of the SGA is also the co-chair of the Student Activity Fee committee. For more information, call 724-334-6141. 

THON

The Penn State Dance Marathon team raised money to fight pediatric cancer. This is done through various fundraisers during the year and culminates in a 46-hour, no-sitting, no-sleeping dance marathon at University Park. THON is the largest student-run philanthropy in the world and has raised over 61 million dollars for the Four Diamonds Fund. 

X-Ray (Radiological Club)

This club provides educational experiences for those interested in the field of radiology, including educational trips. The group also provides information to high school students interested in the field.