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.
The Anime Club meets to discuss, show, and promote anime and focuses on broadening Japanese culture.
The Black Bear Ambassador Club promotes Black Bear pride and provides mentorship integrating alumni, students, and dual enrollment students. This club promotes service to the local community and Pennsylvania Highlands Community College.
Advisor: Sandy Schrum
The Blair Center Activities Club will provide activities for the Blair Center that promotes engagement.
Advisor: Chris Farrell
The Bowling Club is for those individuals who have an interest in recreational bowling.
Advisor: Mike Lucas
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 organization will participate in cheerleading activities including performing at various athletic contests and public performances on and off campus. Club is open to all genders and skill level.
Advisor: Michelle Stumpf
This club encourages students to express themselves and foster a culture of creativity, as well as provide an outlet to release stress in a positive and constructive manner. Creativity is also an important step in all types of problem solving and leadership.
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: Matt Hoffman
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: Marie Polka
Do you like radio? Do you want to work in the media production field? If so, check out the Media Production Club.
Advisor: Dr. 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: Landon Loya
The Student Senate serves as a communication vehicle for students with the Administration on the full range of student issues: improving communication by distributing information of general concern and interest to students, providing formal feedback to the Administration on current College policies, providing student representation as requested by the Administration on specified planning, governance, re-accreditation, and outreach events. The President of the Student Senate is elected annually by a vote of the entire student body.
Advisor: Sue Brugh
The SVA was established to help the veteran student population to transition into the Pennsylvania Highlands Community College.
Advisor: Adrianne Kuhar
Students will promote video gaming on campus.
This club is dedicated to encouraging engagement amongst non-traditional students and single parents in their experiences related to returning to college.
Advisor: Bridget Hall
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.