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.
Advisor: Heidi Hasse
The Blair Center Activities Club will provide activities for the Blair Center that promotes engagement.
Advisor: Amanda Farkus
The Bowling Club is for those individuals who have an interest in recreational bowling.
Advisor: Mike Lucas
The Care Club provides community service and a peer support group for students affiliated with healthcare professions and provides a system for professional networking.
Advisor: Gaynelle Schmieder
The purpose of the Early Childhood Education Club is to foster knowledge and facilitate the professional development of its members through participation in a variety of early childhood related activities at the local, state, and national levels.
Advisor: Morgan Dugan
The purpose is to provide a continuation of cheerleading skills for its members who wish to cheer after high school and to teach those who wish to learn. The organization will participate in cheerleading activities including performing at various athletic contests and public performances on campus. Cheer Club is open to all genders and skill levels.
Advisor: Michelle Stumpf
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!
Advisor: Yvette Madison
The Ebensburg Center Activities Club will provide activities for the Ebensburg Center that promotes engagement.
Advisor: Rob Sekerak
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.
Advisor: Daniella Cope
This organization will create positive student involvement at the Huntingdon Center, as well as the Huntingdon community.
Advisor: Marissa Davis
Do you like radio? Do you want to work in the media production field? If so, check out the Media Production Club.
Advisor: Rick Bukoski
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.
Advisor: Daniella Cope
Building Leaders Who Make a Better World
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.
Advisor: Adam Bowser
The SVA was established to help the veteran student population to transition into the Pennsylvania Highlands Community College.
Advisor: Landon Loya
The Theatre Club has developed a relationship with Band of Brothers Shakespeare Club who is dedicated to educational enrichment of both actor and community through production of classic theatre in the Laurel Highlands. The club produced and performed their first play in the Spring 2019 semester.
Advisor: Dr. Barb Zaborowski
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.
Advisor: Sandy Schrum
Yes You Can is dedicated to encouraging non-traditional students and single-parents in their experiences related to returning to college.
Advisor: Bridget Hall