Being a part of student organizations is a great way to meet people, gain important leadership skills, bring together students of a similar major, and have fun!
We have a variety of student organizations at Penn State New Kensington in which students can participate. To join a student organization, or explore the available resources, visit the Student Life Office website at https://sites.psu.edu/psnksl/
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.
|Ruth Ann Herstek||[email protected]|
Biobehavioral Health (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.
|Dr. Penelope Morrison||[email protected]|
Campus Activities Board (CAB)
This club allows students to assist the Student Life Office in planning 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, Involvement Fair, and Alcohol Awareness week. Please come to the Student Life office if you are interested in joining this student organization.
|Dr. JW Tabacchi||[email protected]|
Lambda Pi Eta
Lambda Pi Eta is one of the 500 chapters around the country that honors scholastic achievement in the communications discipline and encourages networking and community relations among members.
|Kasey Hudak||[email protected]|
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.
|Jill Dickun||[email protected]|
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!
|Ge Mu||[email protected]|
|Dr. Xiang Ji||[email protected]|
|Dr. Kristen Pueschel||[email protected]|
Nittany Pride is the student-run news organization of Penn State New Kensington, consisting of print and digital multimedia components.
The Nittany Pride student newspaper functions as a club that is open to students from all academic disciplines. While the organization 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.
|Dr. Abhinav Aima||[email protected]|
Psychology Club & Psi Chi
The purpose of the Psych Club is to promote psychological concepts in an interactive format for all students at Penn State New Kensington
Providing a casual approach to viewing and understanding the concepts of psychology in an academic setting, the Psychology Club seeks to create a fun and inclusive environment where learning about psychology can be a fun and enjoyable experience.
Psi Chi is an international honor society whose purpose shall be to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship of the individual members in all fields, particularly in psychology, and to advance the science of psychology.
|Dr. Joy Krumenacker||[email protected]|
Sockrates Esports Club Team
Information coming soon!
|Kevin R. Churik||k[email protected]|
Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)
Student-Athlete Advisory Committee enhances the total student-athlete experience by promoting opportunity for all student-athletes, protecting student-athlete well-being, and fostering a positive student-athlete image.
|Tracy Gustafson||[email protected]|
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 the monthly General Assembly meetings 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.
|Dr. JW Tabacchi||[email protected]|
STEAM Outreach Club
STEAM Outreach club's goal is to engage students and the community with STEAM related activities to inform people about STEAM fields and opportunities. S - Science, T- technology, E - Engineering, A - Arts, M - Math.
|Colleen Smith||[email protected]|
|Dr. Joie Marhefka||[email protected]|
THON is the largest student run philanthropy in the world, and we raise money for the fight against 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.
All money we raise helps pay for the medical bills for sponsored families, and also pays for lab time to help find a cure and treatments to help better fight this disease.
Help us stand and fight against childhood cancer. Donate online at https://donate.thon.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donate.event&eventID=1824
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.
|Debra Majetic||[email protected]|
|Marcia Curler||[email protected]|