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Clubs and Organizations

If there's an interest, there's a club for you! Penn State Mont Alto offers many opportunities for students to join clubs and organizations and to grow as leaders. Club activities enrich the Mont Alto community and enhance the experience of the students involved. We have many clubs that offer students the opportunity to lead, serve others, expand knowledge in their major, perform, and make new friends. Clubs and organizations provide students at Mont Alto with an opportunity to connect with others who share in the same interests they do. They also allow students to explore new cultures, learn new skills, and experience personal growth. Clubs and organizations are created and run by students. New clubs can be established based on the interests of current students. If you are interested in forming a new club, stop by the Student Activities Office in Wiestling Hall.

With many organizations to choose from, all students can find something that interests them!

Important Links for Student Organizations

ANGEL:
http://cms.psu.edu/
Student Activity Fee Handbook:
http://studentaffairs.psu.edu/hub/pdf/SAFHandbookChangesFinal62910.pdf
Student Activity Fee Proposal Form:
http://www.ma.psu.edu/StudentLife/activtyfee.htm?cn258
Policies and Rules for Student Organizations:
http://www.sa.psu.edu/engage/studentorgs/pdf/Policies%20Rules.pdf
Policies and Rules for Undergraduate Students (Faculty Senate):
http://www.senate.psu.edu/policies/

 

Below is a list of registered clubs and organizations at Penn State Mont Alto. If you have any questions about a club, see Donna Rhodes in Student Activities.

Adult Learner Organization*
Penn State Mont Alto adult learners who are 23 and over and for others who carry similar adult responsibilities while pursuing an education at Penn State Mont Alto.

Allies
To help peers by dispelling myths and stereotypes, increasing awareness, and providing support for and about homosexual, bisexual, and transgender orientation.

Alpha Sigma Lambda
Penn State Mont Alto hosts the Zeta Pi chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda, the national honor society that recognizes adult learners for superior academic achievement. Criteria for membership includes at least 30 Penn State credits completed, with a minimum 3.20 GPA, and age 23 or older.

Alternative Spring Break*
To constructively impact lives through direct service, education, reflection, and cultural awareness with the overall goal of encouraging lifelong commitment to the global community through organization of Spring Break trips with the triple foci of community service, education, and reflection.

Anime Club*
This student group has formed to provide students interested in anime, a style of Japanese comic book (manga) and video cartoon animation, to come together and enjoy this awesome form of art while exposing other students to this style of animation.

Asian Culture Association*
To help educate peers of all nationalities on social, political, and social Issues, as well as to build academic growth and responsibilities among Asian students.

Black and Latino Student Association (BALA)*
To help educate peers of all nationalities on social, political, and cultural issues, as well as to build academic growth and responsibilities among Black and Latino students.

Billiards Club*
The purpose of the Billiards Club is to educate others about the aspects and techniques of playing billiards, as well as to offer a fun and organized social sport in which students can participate.

Blue and White Society
Students represent the Penn State University Blue and White Society engaging in activity open to present students and alumni of Penn State University.
The purpose of the Blue and White Society shall be:
A. To support the Penn State Alumni Association’s mission to “connect alumni to the University and to each other, provide valued service to members, and to support the University’s mission of teaching, research, and service”
B. To support The Pennsylvania State University and future, current, and past students and friends of the University
C. To support our communities with Penn State pride and civic leadership
D. To enhance the students’ Penn State experience by building relationships with alumni and staff
E. To instill the concept within students that their involvement with the University can and should be a lifelong commitment

Business Association of Mont Alto (BAMA)*
To help promote a deeper appreciation of the major in business and career opportunities in business fields.

Campus Activities and Multicultural Programming (CAMP)
Plans and organizes events that serve the educational, recreational, and social interests of students. Some events include comedians, dances, theme programming, multicultural experiences, and service projects.

Chess Club
The purpose of the Chess Club shall be to provide Penn State Mont Alto students an opportunity to learn the rules and apply their skills to playing the strategic game of chess. Membership in the Chess Club shall be open to all students regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, age, or handicap. The club shall strive to encourage a diverse membership.

College Republicans*
Discusses current political issues and educates themselves and others about the Republican party.

Dance Club
To teach the different styles of Hip Hop dance and history including basic Ballet. To give those that are interested the opportunity to learn how to dance. To give those who do know how to dance a place to practice and expand their knowledge. To establish a group that has the option to perform if asked. To promote dance and the history of dance.

Dance Team*
This team provides performances at campus events and helps promote spirit and pride at Penn State Mont Alto.

Disciples United
Our purpose is to honor and glorify the Lord Jesus Christ; to proclaim God’s Word and the good news of salvation through faith in Christ alone; and to edify and encourage believers in their Christian life.

English Club
The English club seeks to create unique English and literature related events to the campus.

Environmental Club
The Environmental Club works for the benefit of Penn State Mont Alto by educating the campus community on environmental issues and sustainability.

Film Club*
The purpose of the Film Club shall be to watch, analyze, discuss, and critique films. The club is designed to provide a broad understanding of film.

Forestry Club
An organization of forest technology and forest science majors that provides social and professional activities.

Fourth Wall*
The student newspaper provides a responsible forum for dialogue within the student community; to inform students about important campus-and community-related events.

Future Farmers of America
To familiarize prospective agriculturalists with the FFA, its mission and purpose and with the requirements of an FFA Chapter, to acquaint members and prospective educators with ways and means of accomplishing the objectives of the FFA as set forth in the official manual, to encourage scholarship, to develop competent and effective leadership, to create interest in the intelligent choice of occupations and worthy undertakings in the improvement of the food, fiber, and natural resource systems, to develop character, train for useful citizenship, and foster patriotism, to participate in a cooperative effort, to encourage and practice thrift, and to foster lasting friendships and develop a network of professional relationships.

Gaming Club
The main purpose of the Mont Alto gaming club is to create an organized environment In which students play board and/ or video games against one another.

Gospel Choir*
The Gospel Choir provides students with the opportunity to express their passion for gospel music by supporting gospel-talented students and enhancing appreciation for gospel music.

Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) Club
An organization that seeks to build community among HDFS majors.

Information Sciences and Technology Club (IST)
To promote and integrate the understanding and use of information technology within the Mont Alto campus and its surrounding community.

Interfaith Council
The Interfaith Council is a group of faculty, staff, students, and community members that has been established to support student exposure and understanding of the diversity of faiths and spiritualties as well as providing services that assist students to grow in their personal faith traditions.

International Quest (I.Q.)
To help in educating students about the vast history and experience that the world can offer us. This organization will aid in the continuing of a student’s education out of the classroom.  This organization is designed to educate all students about study abroad opportunities and international cultures.

Inter-varsity Christian Fellowship
In response to God's love, grace and truth: The Purpose of the Chapter is to establish and advance at Penn State Mont Alto witnessing communities of students and faculty who follow Jesus as Savior and Lord: growing in love for God, God's Word, God's people of every ethnicity and culture and God's purposes in the world.

Lion Ambassadors
A prestigious organization of students who perform public relations functions for the campus. Students must apply for this organization.

Mont Alto Arts Project (MAAP)*
A group of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to the promotion of the arts and theater on the campus. MAAP sponsors coffeehouses and a student art show providing a venue for sharing the dramatic, musical, graphic, and writing talents of the campus community.

Mont Alto Engineering Research, Study, and Development Club (MAERSD)
The organization will provide students with an opportunity to partake in realistic, yet complex, engineering projects.

Mont Alto Physical Therapy Assistant Program (MAPTAP)
An organization that seeks to create a sense of community among physical therapist assistance majors to promote their profession through increased public awareness and to provide community service.

Mont Alto Singers
To provide students with the opportunity to express their passion for music as a vocal ensemble. To serve as a support base for vocally talented students and to enhance appreciation of music at Mont Alto.

Mont Alto Stage Kompany (MASK)*
A student theatrical group that performs musicals and plays.

Multicultural Club (The MCC)

We, the students of Penn State Mont Alto, hereby ordain and establish this constitution to unite all interested student to discuss, learn, promote, and explore diverse cultures.

Musicians Club
To bring all musicians and music fans together in one place and introduce them to each other; and to introduce new types of music and expand one's taste in music.The music practice room is located on the second floor of Wiestling Student Center.

Nurses Club

A club promoting personal and professional growth of student nurses and develop health awareness of the campus student body.

Photography Club*
A club promoting an interest and enjoyment in the art and science of photography.

Residence Hall Council (RHC)*
An organization within each residence hall complex that organizes activities as well as provides support for residents.

Secular Student Alliance*
The purpose of the Mont Alto Secular Student Alliance is to provide a comfortable and supportive social and theological atmosphere for those of Atheistic and Agnostic ideologies, support the Atheistic and Agnostic voice on campus, and create a greater awareness of Atheistic and Agnostic views.

Sigma Tau Delta
International English Honor Society
The Mont Alto chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, The International English Honor Society, was chartered in spring of 2005. The International English Honor Society provides a host of opportunities for English majors, minors, and other interested students. Membership in the Honor Society is a prestigious sign of accomplishment and commitment. Prospective new members are invited to join early in the fall semester. To join the Honor Society, a student must:
1. Have completed three semesters of college work
2. Have completed two English courses beyond the 15/30/202 level
3. Have a 3.0 GPA in English courses
4. Rank in the top 35% of his/her class
Active membership is open to all students who meet the requirements.

Student Government Association (SGA)
Responsible for encouraging extracurricular activities, supporting clubs and organizations, and fostering communication among the student body, faculty, and administration. The SGA Executive Board is composed of seven officers and an elected representative body (Senate). Representatives are chosen from residence halls and commuting students.

Student Leaders in Prevention*
To provide primary prevention efforts to help alleviate the problem of alcohol and drug misuse and abuse among PSU Mont Alto students; to promote responsible decisions about drinking within the campus community; to help educate and inform students, faculty, administrators, and staff about health issues that affect the campus community. This includes alcohol and drug use, abuse and misuse, HIV/AIDS awareness, Sexual Assault; to increase awareness concerning healthy alternatives to alcohol misuse and abuse; and to enhance communication within the academic community regarding health-related matters.

Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA)*
An organization that seeks to provide public and campus community with an awareness of occupational therapy functions as a distinct health profession.

THON Dance Marathon
Student run philanthropy that raises money for the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital, directly benefiting children with cancer.

Varsity Club
The purpose of the Varsity Club shall be to provide all Penn State Mont Alto Varsity Athletes the opportunity to work together and participate in community service as well as charitable events. The club is designed to provide a learning experience for the Mont Alto Athletes to not only work together on playing fields, but also outside of the games to make a difference for others along with the Mont Alto Athletic program.

Veterans Club
An organization to perform service projects for the betterment of the Penn State Mont Alto campus and local community. This organization shall be an advocate of veterans on campus and in the local community, as well as a platform for the integration of veterans into the campus social and professional networks.

Volunteer Club*
This organization provides numerous opportunities to help out many community organizations and to assist with campus events. In the past we have raised money for many different organizations, including the American Cancer Society, the American Diabetes Association, American Red Cross, Haiti Relief efforts, and the Spinal Cord Injury Network.

Woodsmen Team
An organization that provides social and professional activities for forestry students.
http://sites.psu.edu/psmawoodsmen

Young Democrats*
Discusses current political issues and educates themselves and others about the Democratic party.

* Denotes inactive organizations seeking interested leaders.

For information on an existing club or forming a new club, contact the Coordinator of Student Activities and Program Development, Donna Rhodes at 717-749-6057 or email dmr36@psu.edu. A complete club list with contact information is available in the Wiestling Student Center. Join a club today!