Student Clubs and Organizations

Student Clubs and Organizations

Penn State Brandywine encourages students' participation and leadership in an array of active student organizations and other campus leadership opportunities. By joining a student organization, becoming an Orientation Leader over the summer, or attending leadership development programs (such as the Penn State Leadership Conference), you can easily get involved with campus life and build valuable leadership skills. Join one of the many existing student organizations or start your own!

For information on starting a club, contact the Office of Student Affairs at 610-892-1321 or snf120@psu.edu.

Clubs and Organization Registration dates for 2015 - 2016
Spring Semester: December 14 - February 26

2015-2016 Registered Clubs and Organizations

Penn State Brandywine encourages students to get involved in student organizations.
Below is a list of registered clubs and organizations available at Penn State Brandywine.

Academic Bowl
The Academic Bowl is an organization in which participants will be afforded the opportunity to engage in fun and friendly trivia competition, giving all students the opportunity to learn new things and meet new people.
Contact President: Amber Pulcher, arp5391@psu.edu

Amnesty International
Amnesty International is a club motivated to give people their human rights. This club is intended to involve students in a creative and progressive environment to write and sign letters to get innocent people out of jail or other unjustful situations. Also, to help others by fundraising to give to others that are less fortunate. Amnesty International is dedicated to changing lives.
Contact President: Natalie Ledford, nel5108@psu.edu

Anime
The Anime Club is for students with an interest in Anime to watch, share, and discuss opinions using anime clips. This group occasionally sponsors Anime related events including game shows/quizzes.
Contact President: Julia Gallagher, jmg6197@psu.edu

App Club
The App Club's goal is to bring awareness of advanced technology to the Brandywine campus. Its members will have the opportunity to learn the cutting edge of mobile computing and have the opportunity to share their creativity among peers.
Contact President: Dhawal Soni, dqs5592@psu.edu

Black Student League
The purpose of this club is to provide an uplifting safe environment to express black cultures and values to everyone. We will engage our members/community in discussions on issues facing the black community and its diverse sub-sections. BSL will also serve as the primary advocacy organization for black students.
Contact President: Wenlock Nau, wkn5021@psu.edu

Blue & White Society
The purpose of this club is to support the Penn State Alumni Association's mission to connect alumni, provide service to alumni, and to support the University’s mission of teaching, research, and service. The club will also support Penn State students; instill Penn State pride in our communities; enhance the student experience at Penn State Brandywine; and encourage students to become involved with their University for life.
Contact President: Sharifa Small, sns161@psu.edu

Brandywine Events & Activities Service Team (B.E.A.S.T.)
B.E.A.S.T. is responsible for providing fun, educational, recreational, spiritual, and cultural programs and events to the campus community.
Contact: Ryan Stone, rns5155@psu.edu

Brandywine Freethinkers
The Brandywine Freethinkers club serves to provide information and awareness on issues plaguing secularists. This group is not identity exclusive and includes atheists, agnostics, apostates, non-believers, freethinkers, etc.
Contact President: Adam Bivens, aeb5663@psu.edu

Brandywine Warriors
The purpose of the club is to perform community service projects for the betterment of the University, the Brandywine campus, and the community. To be an advocate of veterans on the campus and in the community. To be a platform for the integration of veterans into the collegiate social and professional networks. To stimulate the progression and success while promoting the recognition of the contributions of the veteran community.
Contact President: Edson Wright, emw5226@psu.edu

Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship is a club designed to inspire students who have an interest in small business; introducing them to an environment where they can learn and experience real-world examples of entrepreneurship.
Contact President: Evan Schwartz, ews5361@psu.edu

Four Diamonds
The Brandywine Four Diamonds club houses the representative group of Penn State Brandywine THON. The goal of this club is to raise funds for Brandywine THON.
Contact President: Ryan Stone, rns5155@psu.edu

Gay Straight Alliance
The Gay Straight Alliance provides support for students who identify as LGBTA or wish to be an ally. This club provides awareness, support, and programming to the campus community.
Contact President: Laura Gillin, lmg5586@psu.edu

IST
Students interested in information sciences and technology should join the IST club which offers guidance and workshops on IST related topics.
Contact President: Nick Draves, nrd5127@psu.edu

Lion Ambassadors
The Lion Ambassadors serve the Penn State Brandywine campus community by providing tours for prospective students and their families. They also support the Admissions staff at various campus events including open houses, offer programs, and graduation.
Contact President: Nicole Maginnis, nmm5372@psu.edu

Lion's Eye
The Lion's Eye is the student-run campus newspaper.
Contact Karen Theveny, kct13@psu.edu

Marketing & Advertising
This club provides students with real-world marketing experience and allows students to share marketing resources and best practices.
Contact: Anna Toshtzar, axt5188@psu.edu

Math League
Math League is here to unite students on campus who enjoy math and are interested in furthering their experience in the field; in forms of practices, info sessions, competitions, etc. The League is sponsored by the math department at Brandywine and will hold events and meetings to fully engage its members. As a team, the Math League will be a group that encourages each other to strive in the vast field of mathematics.
Contact President: Grace Lin, gml5197@psu.edu

Musicians Collaborative
Musician Collaborative helps serve a vital need at Brandywine. Not only does it aid the networking process of musicians, linking them with each other and the music community as a whole, but it will provide on-campus opportunities to gain experience and recognition for their craft. Ideally, our organization will work to connect other groups and aid in fundraising and general entertainment by making music an integral part of student life.
Contact President: Stephen Arnold, saa5590@psu.edu

Muslim Student Association
The Muslim Student Association promotes the positive message of the Islamic faith to the Brandywine community. This club provides an outlet to promote an environment based on the principles of tolerance, honesty, faith, and love for all Muslim and non-Muslim students. 
Contact President: Lazina Chowdhury, lwc5336@psu.edu

Nittany Christian Fellowship
The Nittany Christian Fellowship nurtures students through fellowship, biblical teaching, and praise and worship.
Contact President: Haleigh Swansen, hes5151@psu.edu

Nittany Needles
Students with a passion for crocheting and knitting should consider joining the Nittany Needles. This club teaches and assists students with various craft projects.
Contact President: Bria Green, bsg5126@psu.edu

Penn In Hand
Penn in Hand is the literary magazine for the Brandywine campus. For many years, this publication has benefited students and faculty by providing an outlet for all manners of creative works. The annual showcase for campus talent offered by Penn In Hand is an excellent experience for our student contributors, and it stands as a perennial badge of honor for our campus.
Contact President: Steph Moore, sdr5251@psu.edu

Performing Arts Club
The Performing Arts Club expresses the arts through singing, dancing, and acting. Our goal is to express real-life situations for college students. We created this club to have fun and to express ourselves in different ways, while leaving a take-home message. If dancing, singing, or acting is not for you then we have other jobs too!
Contact President: Sharia Mitchell, som5643@psu.edu

Phi Beta Lambda
Phi Beta Lambda is an individual chapter of Pennsylvania. PBL is part of a national organization that recognizes future business leaders and helps them learn valuable business skill sets as well as leadership skills while organizing and volunteering for many different local and national charities and organizations.
Contact President: Coleman Hart, crh5401@psu.edu

Photography Club
The purpose of the club is to take photographs of nature and people, in an attempt to capture the beauty of photography. We create abstract art and are going to build a community of young adults; whether our choice is a smartphone or a Canon camera. We will critique photography and learn about the different parts of a camera.
Contact President: Ezenwa Osuagwu, ewo5088@psu.edu

PSU Latino
The purpose of PSU Latino is to provide a leadership and educational opportunities for members. Also, to help Brandywine become more diverse in addition to expanding cultural awareness on campus.
Contact President: Gene Cabrera, exc5228@psu.edu

Psychology
The Psychology Club is designed to unify students interested in and enhance student's knowledge about the field of psychology.
Contact President: Dan Kozieja, agk5419@psu.edu

Robotics
The Robotics Club is intended to develop engineering skills through the design and construction of robots.
Contact President: Sonu Chopra, skc5319@psu.edu

Student Government Association (S.G.A.)
SGA is the governing body for Brandywine students. The mission of SGA is to advocate for the needs of a diverse campus community.
Contact: Olivia Shiner, ogs5009@psu.edu

Sustainable Garden Club
The Sustainable Garden Club is open to all students interested in organic gardening. This club is responsible for maintaining the crops and harvest from campus garden.
Contact President: Cindy Nguyen, con5111@psu.edu

THON
Brandywine's THON raises funds for the Four Diamonds Foundation in conjunction with the Hershey Medical Center.
Contact President: Ryan Stone, rns5155@psu.edu

Video Game
The Video Game Club allows students to network and build friendships through the common interest of gaming.
Contact President: Matt Hoope, mwh5650@psu.edu

CLUB SPORTS

Badminton Club
Contact President: Razhan Toossi, rft5048@psu.edu

Cheerleading
Contact President: Taylor Monkman, tmm5744@psu.edu

Ice Hockey
Contact Coach: Leonard Furia, flyers610@comcast.net

Trapshooting
Contact President: Jim Bevan, jdb5622@psu.edu 

Track & Field
Contact President: Alexander Rivera-Santiago, qvr5392@psu.edu