Pennsylvania Highlands offers many opportunities for students to get involved. Student clubs are organized by students with the assistance of faculty and staff advisors. Some groups are social in nature while others offer professional guidance or reward academic excellence. No matter what the interest or focus is, student organizations and activities provide an excellent opportunity to communicate, socialize, and learn outside of the classroom.
We strongly encourage students to participate in the development of the College’s co-curricular program by organizing and developing new student organizations and activities. Not only does this provide further opportunities for all students to get involved in the College’s growth, but it also provides valuable leadership experience. Contact the Director of Student Activities & Athletics if you are interested in starting a new student organization or activity. The Student Organization Handbook, which can be obtained from the Director of Student Activities & Athletics, outlines the steps that College student groups must take to organize, plan, and implement events and activities at Pennsylvania Highlands.
This club is an organization that meets to discuss, show, and promote anime in a local community setting and can also focus on broadening Japanese cultural understanding. Students will also promote video gaming on campus.
The BCAC will provide activities for the Blair Center that promotes engagement.
The Bowling Club is for those individuals who have an interest in recreational bowling.
The Care Club provides community service and a peer support group for students affiliated with healthcare professions and to provide a system for professional networking.
The Cheer/Spirit/Dance Club is dedicated to promoting school spirit and supporting athletics at Pennsylvania Highlands. All students are welcome to join in various capacities. No prior cheer/dance knowledge is required. The club members attend athletic events as spirit members, dance members, cheerleaders in uniform, or can even dress as the Black Bear mascot! Club members support all college events, participate in community service, and act as positive role models for the college community.
The CRU Club is a caring community passionate about connecting people to Jesus Christ. Real worship. Know God. Meet people. Go to conferences. Grow with FAITH!
The ECAC will provide activities for the Ebensburg Center that promotes engagement.
The Gender-Sexuality Alliance (GSA) serves as a safe space for LGBTQ+ students attending Penn Highlands Community College. The club also aims to educate college students and faculty about the LGBTQ+ community and issues members of the community face.
This organization will create positive student involvement at the Huntingdon Center, as well as the Huntingdon Community.
Do you like radio? Do you want to work in the media production field? If so, check out the Media Production Club.
This club will perform both on campus and in competitions.
The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, PTK provides opportunity for the development of leadership and service, an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, lively fellowship of scholars, and stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence. The Beta Epsilon Omega Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society was officially chartered on May 2, 1997. Invitations are sent to all eligible students, and members are inducted in a formal ceremony.
The Psychology Club strives to bring an understanding and awareness of the subject of psychology to the college population, with special focus on mental illness education.
Rotaract brings together adults ages 18-30 to take action in their communities, develop their leadership and professional skills, and have fun. Rotary clubs sponsor them, but Rotaract members manage and fund their clubs independently.
The Society is an organization that helps people discover and achieve their goals. The Society offers life-changing lectures from the nation’s leading presenters and a community where like-minded, success-oriented individuals come together and help one another succeed. The Society also serves as a powerful force of good in the greater community by encouraging and organizing action to better the world.
This organization will create positive student involvement at the Somerset Center, as well as the Somerset Community.
The SVA was established to help the veteran student population to transition into the Pennsylvania Highlands Community College.
The Trojan Ambassador Club will promote Trojan and Black Bear pride and provide mentorship integrating alumni, students, and ACE students from both Greater Johnstown and Penn Highlands.
This student club will focus on exploring different cultures through historical/social field trips, the arts, and local/regional events. The vision of this club is to encourage students to experience, discover, and uncover elements that make us who we are as individuals and members of society.
Yes You Can is dedicated to encouraging non-traditional students and single-parents in their experiences related to returning to college.