Student Clubs & Organizations
The various student organizations existing at Lycoming College provide numerous opportunities for involvement and leadership. Students are expected to become contributors to campus life by actively involving themselves in student government, service and social organizations, academic clubs and club sports. The clubs and organizations are sponsored by Student Senate of Lycoming College. The Office of Student Programs and Leadership Development staff advise student leaders and organizations in the development and promotion of student activities. Wertz Student Center, ext. 4118, is available to provide further information.
This page was updated last on 4/17/17. The following contacts are accurate to the best of our knowledge based on information provided to us by each organization.
Join the staff of the Lycourier, our student-run newspaper, or take up knitting with the Raging Stitches. Interested in getting to know more about other cultures? Our Multicultural Awareness Group has quite a few members from Williamsport to Vietnam. If you’re a commuter, looking to get more connected on campus, we have an organization just for you. Regardless of what your interests are, you’re sure to find an organization to match.
Black Student Union (BSU) - An organization established to expand the black awareness on campus. Thereby the goal is to extend the outreach to all students and faculty alike. This is an organization where students can go and discuss relevant issues of importance here at Lycoming.
President: Deborah Sharp
Commuter Student Organization (CSO) - Unifies and represents the commuter student population with student government. Identifies, publicizes and fulfills the special needs of the commuter student.
President: Amanda Weaver
Creative Arts Society (CAS) - Serves as a social organization for students having an interest in creative arts (audio, visual and performance). CAS sponsors trips to museums and performances. Membership is open to all students regardless of major/minor.
President: Steven O'Shaughnessy
Gender and Sexuality Alliance of Lycoming College (GSA) - The purpose of the organization shall be to support all efforts to increase the students understanding in social issues that concern sexual orientation, identity, and expression; this shall be accomplished by educating students.
President: Channimuth Miller
Japanese Culture Club - To promote, educate and increase awareness of Asian (mainly Japanese) culture, primarily through the study of Japanese art and entertainment.
President: Corey Ducharme
Lycoming College Dance Club - Provides students of Lycoming College with an opportunity to meet new people and to develop their dance skills. The Dance Club adds to the diversity of the arts as well as a means of exercise and enjoyment.
Co-Captains: Natasha Benson and Kelsie Lozada-Gribling
Lycoming College Democrats - Works to promote student participation and interest in local, state, and national politics. The club's primary background is the philosophy of the Democratic Party, but it encourages all students to learn more about leadership, volunteering and voting. Members assist candidates, discuss issues, meet speakers and work at convincing everyone on campus that participating in our community and government is important and fun.
President: Yousef Alhamoudi
Lycoming College E-Sports Club - With advancement in digital media E sports are continuing to become a large form of entertainment, more than ever there is a growing number of spectators that wish to watch professional competitive video games at an international level. The creation of an E sports club on campus will create an environment that will expose students to the growing internet culture and bring together those that already are involved with E sports. The E sports Club is dedicated to interacting with other members of the club pertaining to E sport events, participating in E sport events on campus and learning of new and upcoming E sport opportunities.
President: Michael Rowe
Lycoming College Guitar Club - The Lycoming College Guitar Club was established to promote and to encourage the interests in playing guitar in Lycoming College students and to provide a stage for guitar players to play, to perform, and to show their skills. We offer a place for all guitar players to network with other guitarists, to share their knowledge and experience of music, to learn new skills, to improve their techniques and to enhance their performances.
President: Hoang Ngyuen
Lycoming College Republicans - Affiliated with the College Republicans of America, this organization works to further the ideals of the Republican Party while educating students about the political system.
President: Bethany Adamski
Lycoming Entertainment - Lycoming Entertainment is established to capitalize on the musical talent of the Lycoming College students, and looks to tap into the full musical potential and creative talent of the members. Lycoming Entertainment looks to educate individuals on most aspects of the music industry outside Lycoming College while remaining a separate entity still heavily involved with the school.
President: Kiana Haywood
Lycoming Environmental Awareness Foundation (LEAF) - LEAF promotes environmental awareness on the Lycoming College campus through the use of educational programs, local field activities and outdoor recreation.
President: Andrew Shelly
Lycourier - The Lycourier student staff manages all aspects of the campus biweekly newspaper.
Editor: DC Keys
Multicultural Awareness Group (MAG) - Serves to celebrate the cultural differences of Lycoming students.
President: Son Phan
Raging Stitches - This club exists to promote togetherness through the social and productive values of knitting, crocheting and any other type of stitching that can be done in a group environment. Our main purpose is to gather together and create while socializing.
President: Nicole Iorio
Revolution Against Rape (RAR) - Affiliated with the Revolution Against Rape Club at the University of Connecticut, the purpose of this chapter is to help create a safe environment at Lycoming College where victims of sexual violence can speak up without fear of ostracism. We aim to educate the Lycoming community about consent, raise awareness about rape culture, and help end slut shaming. We also hope to train members to be peer counselors so that they can appropriately handle situations of sexual violence.
President: Victoria Dent
WRLC 91.7FM- Campus radio station is staffed by students interested in radio broadcasting. You can listen online!
Station Managers: Mary Radel and Darian Belton
Fraternities and Sororities
You are sure to find your home away from home with one of our fraternities or sororities. These organizations give you an opportunity to get involved in a little bit of everything! Whether you really enjoy community service, taking a leadership role, or planning philanthropic events, you’ll do it all as a member of a fraternity or sorority.
Fraternities and sororities are an important part of the institution's commitment to student development. The goals of all four men's national fraternities (Kappa Delta Rho, Lambda Chi Alpha, Phi Kappa Psi and Tau Kappa Epsilon), and five women's sororities (Alpha Rho Omega, Alpha Sigma Tau, Alpha Xi Delta, Beta Phi Gamma and Gamma Delta Sigma) are to promote academics, fellowship, leadership development, group responsibility and service to both the community and the campus. Involvement in Fraternity and Sorority Life is open to all students who have been enrolled for one full semester. Fraternities and sororities view recruitment as a yearlong process. Formal recruitment periods are held each September and January.
For more information on how to join a fraternity or sorority, please contact the Office of Student Programs and Leadership Development, email@example.com or call 570/321-4118.
Join the group of students who play Ultimate Frisbee in the gym, or go to a nearby stable to ride with the Equestrian Club. There are plenty of options! We also have a variety of intramural sports you can get involved with all year round.
Cheerleading - Members are selected yearly by try out to provide a cheer squad for Lycoming athletic events.
Captains: Jessica Snover and Emily Saylor
Equestrian Club - A group of students interested in horseback riding and competition. All ability levels are welcomed to join. Fair Play Farm, Linden, Pa., is our associating stable.
President: Sara Tilghman
Lycoming College Ski and Snowboard Club - The purpose of the Lycoming College Ski & Snowboard Club will be to give students the opportunity to benefit from group rates for skiing and snowboarding, and the chance to gain experience from fellow members, as well as have companions to venture to the mountains with.
President: Benjamin Thompson
S.C.U.B.A. - The S.C.U.B.A. Club will meet and discuss new technologies and procedures that are relevant to S.C.U.B.A based on P.A.D.I. standards. We will hold local dive trips on the weekends spring and fall. As well as further our knowledge of dive theory including but not limited to dive safety.
President: Jon Kroller
Are you looking for an opportunity to explore your spirituality? Or perhaps you’d like to get involved with a ministry specifically for athletes? We have several options for students looking for a way to worship on campus.
Lycoming Cru - Cru exists to help fulfill the Great Commission by winning, building and sending in the power of the Holy Spirit. Cru's Bible studies, worship nights and fellowship times gives students the opportunity to grow in their faith. Our goal is to give all on campus a chance to hear God's word.
President: Donald Keys
Play By FAITH Ministries - Play by FAITH ministries is an athletic ministry that works with college athletes in an effort to lead them to Christ. Using the Bible as our training manual, we provide athletes with the necessary knowledge required to not only be disciples of Christ, but teach them how, through the platform of athletics, to speak publicly about their faith. If you are interested in what the Bible has to say about being a Christ-centered leader, Play by FAITH ministries is the place for you.
Main Contact: Brett Bergerstock
United Campus Ministry - Supports activities of religious organizations, presents ecumenical services, offers social and recreational programs and opportunities for service learning through which all persons can exercise their faith in community.
President: Lexie Miller
Interested in connecting with the local community? Or maybe you’d like to travel over Spring Break to connect with a community in the South? These organizations provide you with countless opportunities to get involved in community service. Whether it’s building houses over spring break with Habitat for Humanity, or helping families close to campus, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to help individuals and families in need.
Circle K International - Exists to meet the personal needs of the individual collegian through the qualities of leadership, the rewards of service and the unique spirit of friendship.
President: Corey Ducharme
Colleges Against Cancer - The CAC program allows college students, faculty and staff to work together to bring American Cancer Society programs and services to college communities nationwide. We participate in many different activities promoting: advocacy, cancer education, survivorship and the Relay For Life. Our purpose is to develop leadership skills as well as to create an awareness of cancer and to encourage students to help in the fight against it.
President: Jena Hampton
Habitat for Humanity - The Lycoming College chapter of this ecumenical housing organization works in partnership with people in need to improve the conditions in which they are forced to live.
President: Katie Stepnowski
L.A.C.E.S. - LACES is established for the sole purpose of bettering the community. LACES will act as a liaison between the group ACES, Advancing Communities by Educating and Serving, and the student body at Lycoming College to provide community service opportunities and conduct fundraisers to aid students in trips to the Dominican Republic to further serve the global community.
President: Brittney Gross
Lycoming Buddies - The mission of Lycoming Buddies is to enhance the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships and integrated employment.
President: Melanie Gehringer
Lycoming For The Kids (LycoFTK)
President: Maelle Souchet
Lycoming Student United Way
President: Sean Hastings
Governing Bodies and Boards
Leadership is one of the most important qualities you’ll need for life after college. It looks great on a resume! Of course, you can lead on an executive board of any of our clubs and organizations. These particular groups lead everything from the student body to campus concerts.
Campus Activities Board (CAB) - In cooperation with the Office of Student Programs and Leadership Development, the Campus Activities Board plans and implements student activities such as concerts, comedians, dinner theaters, movies and musical performances. Membership in CAB is open to all Lycoming College students. All active members have voting privileges within the organization.
President: Darian Belton
Student Senate of Lycoming College (SSLC) - The Student Senate of Lycoming College (SSLC) is the official student governing body of the College. SSLC is the final, legitimate and representative voice of the students and is recognized by the administration as the official voice of students. Student grievances, needs and desires should be taken to SSLC for effective communication with the administration. A major function of SSLC is the appointment of student representatives to campus committees that play important roles in Lycoming policy making. SSLC meetings are held weekly in the Wertz Conference Room. SSLC maintains an office on the third floor of the Wertz Student Center.
President: Michael Panczyszyn
Each of the four classes, Senior, Junior, Sophomore, Freshman, elect students to serve as their class officers. These students work in conjunction with Student Senate to promote class unity and relay information pertinent to the members of their class.
Class of 2017
Class of 2018
President: Melanie Gehringer
Class of 2019
President: Melissa Bilza
Class of 2020
President: John Harshbarger
FYRST LEAP - FYRST LEAP is designed to bring freshmen students together to simulate the workings of a student organization while learning valuable lifelong leadership skills. Membership is by application.
Program Administrator: Sarah Fox
Panhellenic Council - Serves as the women's governing body, consisting of women from all chapters, who govern the women's sorority system through policy and resolutions that affect sorority women.
President: Ashley Stover
Interfraternity Council (IFC) - Serves as the men's governing body, consisting of men from all chapters, who govern the men 's fraternity system through policies and resolutions that affect fraternity men.
President: Ryan Orgitano
Whether you're interested in joining a club that better prepares you for the real world in your major, or are interested in joining a club for another major you’re considering, these clubs and organizations are for you. From our film business club, Crossing the Frames Productions, to the Lycoming College Choir, we have something for every academic interest. You may even be asked to join one of our honor societies!
Academic Support Organizations
Clubs on this list are also under the Student Senate umbrella but are topically similar to many of the majors and academic areas of study at the College.
Accounting Society - The purpose of this organization is to generate interest in accounting and to create a liaison between students, faculty and alumni to promote the professional social well-being of future accountants.
President: Margaret Herzog
Association of Mathematically Interested Students (AMIS) - Provides social and academic programming for students to advance and diffuse knowledge of mathematical science and its applications.
President: Bethany Hipple
Club Franco - Provides a forum in the French language for all students and faculty. We are an academic organization that offers activities to promote the French language and Francophone culture.
Presidents: Nicholas Pisani and Thomas Van Patten
Crossing The Frames Productions - This new club on campus is all about the film business. We work with actors, musicians, graphic artists, film equipment, editing software, scripts and other members of the organization to create a student film or video. The pieces can be any genre and be written by any member, which is why this club is open not just to Digital Communication students but to all majors, such as Creative Writing, Fine Art and Business. This club is dedicated to the production of videos done solely by students, including pre-production, production and post-production, where every member will have a job. If you would like to become part of this organization please contact a current member or officer.
Co-Presidents: Christopher Cizek
Deutschverein (German Club) - The German Club encourages student interest in the discipline of German and the German culture through campus activities and forums.
President: Elizabeth Ritter
English Society - Enriches the College's humanities program, encourages interest in literature and in creative and professional writing, and supports students considering careers related to these interests.
President: Christopher Cizek
Lycoming College Choir - Conducted by Dr. Christopher Jackson, the Choir has been widely acclaimed as one of the finest college musical groups in the East. Since its inception in 1947,the Choir has presented concerts in every state east of the Mississippi River. They have toured abroad in Canada, England, Puerto Rico, Spain, Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic. They have sung with the Gregg Smith Singers and Barry Manilow and appeared at the National Cathedral, the Washington Shrine, and St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City.
Conductor: Dr. Christopher Jackson
Lycoming College Concert Band - Is an ensemble of approximately 55 woodwind, brass and percussion players. Membership is open to all students by audition. The repertoire includes a variety of music, from original wind band literature to lighter arrangements. During the year, the band performs five concerts on campus. The band also takes a brief tour at the end of spring semester. Concerts are free and open to the public.
Conductor: Dr. William S. Ciabattari
Lycoming College History Club - Is open to all students and has been established for the expressed purpose of spreading the love and knowledge of all things historical.
President: Andrew Dion
Lycoming College Jazz Ensemble - Provides an opportunity for students with an interest in playing,learning and performing jazz music, both instrumental and vocal. Membership is open to all full-time students.
Conductor: Dr. William S. Ciabattari
Pre-Health Society - Provides post-graduate information and materials for health care careers and sponsors lectures and social service programs pertaining to all areas of the health care industry.
President: Kaitlin Fair
Psychology Club - Encourages students' interest and scholarship in the field of psychology.
President: Katie Wasson
Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) - This organization helps students understand how the military operates while teaching skills of leading and being led.
Contact: Mr. Andy Mahoney
Advisor: LTC Daniel George
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S-Pennsylvania State Education Association - Encourages student interest in the field of education, both on campus and in the community education system.
President: Cara Brooks
Society of Physics Students - Advances and diffuses knowledge of the science of physics and its application to human welfare by promoting educational activities for students and recognizing students who have achieved high scholarship in physics.
President: Brendan Drachler
Spanish Club - Promotes the understanding of the cultural diversity of Spanish speaking countries.
President: Kaitlyn Hipple
For a list of our Academic Honor Societies, please visit the Honor Societies' section of the Provost's Office Web page.