The Shenango campus encourages students to expand their interests and activities by joining clubs and organizations. Extracurricular activities are a vital part of the total educational process and enrich the student's campus experience.
Below is a list of the current clubs that are in operation at the Shenango campus. If you believe there is a club or organization that would be a great addition to the campus, please stop by Sharon Hall 103 to learn more about creating your own club!
Here is a list of current clubs and organizations on the Shenango campus:
- Student Government Association (SGA): One purpose of student participation in government is to train for the role of a citizen in the community. A sense of responsibility and concern on the part of each student is promoted through SGA participation. The Student Government Association acts as a liaison among the students, faculty, and administration.
- Gardening Club (AG): The purpose of the Gardening Club is to educate students of the potential positive impact that students could have on the environment and to aid the local community by providing assistance to the local Community Food Warehouse through donations from the campus garden.
- Drama Club: The Drama Club exists as a means to educate, entertain and celebrate theater as well as culture, and endorse the performing arts among Shenango students and the community.
- History Club: The History Club provides members with a forum for further learning and discussion of history; provides opportunities for exploring history at historical sites; and promotes an understanding of history on campus and in the community.
- International Cultures Club: The purpose of this club is to create an awareness of the international cultures present around campus and in the Shenango Valley. Through events and get-togethers on and off campus, the International Cultures Club is committed to promote education, respect, tolerance, and unity among all at Penn State Shenango.
- Occupational Therapy Club (OT): The purpose of the Occupational Therapy Club is to educate the populace to the benefits and realities the OT profession has to offer; to provide access for information to prospective students; to provide a forum for students, faculty, parents, and professionals for discussing the problems and concerns of everyday college life; and to promote academics and moral standards of those students in the OT Assistant program.
- Physical Therapist Assistants’ Club (PTA): This club promotes a greater understanding of the physical therapy profession, provides community service and education, and performs philanthropic activities.
- S. T. E. M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Club: This club strives to expand students’ knowledge and involvement of science, math, engineering and technology on our campus. The goals of the club are to promote students’ active involvement and participation in co-curricular S.T.E.M.-based activities, attract, recruit and retain more students in the S.T.E.M. fields, and help form a S.T.E.M. community on campus.
- Student Veterans Association (SVA): The purpose of SVA is to provide an opportunity for student veterans to learn what they have available to them as a student veteran, in a variety of forms, including those not available in the classroom. They also strive to provide a forum to student veterans and the campus community for the discussion of veteran’s needs and its relevance to current events.
- THON: The mission of THON is to conquer pediatric cancer by providing outstanding emotional and financial support to the children and families of The Four Diamonds Fund. A year-long effort of fund-raising involves thousands of Penn State students and culminates in a challenging, two-day, no-sitting, no-sleeping dance marathon at University Park.
Information about these clubs can be found on the Organizations tab of the Penn State Shenango Office of Student Affairs website hosted by Campus Labs Engage. To sign up for a Engage account, use your Penn State email address.
Club and Organization Toolbox
The Club and Organization toolbox has been integrated into Engage. Club members should log into Engage to gain access to any forms needed to make their event a success.