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 Involvement 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
International Students Union (ISU) - To be a voice for International Students on campus, and to encourage the social, academic, and professional development of International Students.
It's On Us Lycoming College - Our mission is to build an inclusive movement to end sexual assault and other forms of interpersonal violence by engaging the Lycoming College community and changing campus culture through educational empowerment.
Japanese Culture Club - To promote, educate and increase awareness of Asian (mainly Japanese) culture, primarily through the study of Japanese art and entertainment.
Latin American Student Organization (L.A.S.O.) - L.A.S.O is established for the express purpose of developing cultural awareness of the Hispanic/Latino diaspora, creating venues to participate in cross cultural exchange, to engage in academic and social programming, and to address any issues on campus that affect the Lycoming Hispanic/Latino student population. L.A.S.O will serve as a safe space for all to come, discuss different topics and themes related to the Hispanic/Latino community, and create new relationships.
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.
Lycoming College Fashion Collective (FEC) - The purpose of this organization is to allow students to share and explore their interest in fashion as well as developing knowledge surrounding the fashion industry and production while preparing members for future opportunities in fashion.
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.
Lycoming College Tabletop Role Playing Game Club (LCRPGC) - The purpose of the LCRPGC is to unite people who enjoy role playing games. The club will foster an atmosphere of knowledge and understanding among those who wish to learn or further their knowledge of this genre of games.
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.
Lycourier - The Lycourier student staff manages all aspects of the campus biweekly newspaper.
Mauritian Culture Club (MCC) - Our purpose is to obtain and expand knowledge of the Mauritian culture through the student body of Lycoming College.
Multicultural Awareness Group (MAG) - Serves to celebrate the cultural differences of Lycoming students.
Phenomenal Women of Color - To create a society in which women can live full, self-determined lives through empowerment, love, and education. Through the guidance of the PWOC organization, these women will build lifelong bonds that they will carry with them in their everyday lives.
WRLC 91.7FM- Campus radio station is staffed by students interested in radio broadcasting. You can listen online!
Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) - YAL's national mission is to train, educate, and mobilize youth activists committed to "winning on principle". Our goal is to cast the leaders of tomorrow and reclaim the policies, candidates, and direction of our government.
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.
- Lambda Chi Alpha
- Lambda Sigma Upsilon
- Phi Kappa Psi
- Tau Kappa Epsilon
- Alpha Rho Omega
- Alpha Sigma Tau
- Alpha Xi Delta
- Beta Phi Gamma
- Gamma Delta Sigma
- Mu Sigma Upsilon
Fraternities and sororities are an important part of the institution's commitment to student development. The goals of all three men's national fraternities (Lambda Chi Alpha, Phi Kappa Psi and Tau Kappa Epsilon), and six women's sororities (Alpha Rho Omega, Alpha Sigma Tau, Alpha Xi Delta, Beta Phi Gamma, Gamma Delta Sigma, and Mu Sigma Upsilon) 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 Fraternity and Sorority Life and Involvement, firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Equestrian Club - A group of students interested in horseback riding and competition. All ability levels are welcomed to join. Woodbridge Equestran Center, Montoursville, PA, is our associating stable.
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.
Lycoming College Shotokan Karate Club - Our club is part of the iskf (international shotokan karate federation) which has direct lineage to master Giving Funakoshi, the founder of modern karate. Shotokan karate is a traditional martial art. That means, we put emphasis towards spiritual development as well as physical development. The term Karate translates to empty hand. (Self defense without any weapons.) The ultimate goal of karate practicioners is to perfect one's character as a whole, not just pursue perfection of physical techniques. We train 1 to 2 times a week. Through sincere Training, practicioners will gain several benefits physically and mentally.
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.
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.
Ultimate Frisbee Organization at Lycoming College - Creates an opportunity for all students to pursue an interest in sports through a fun-filled, educational atmosphere The organization provides additional opportunities to grow in sportsmanship, teamwork, conditioning, self-discipline, and fellowship.
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.
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.
United Campus Ministry (UCM) - 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.
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.
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.
Lycoming Change Agents - Lycoming Change Agents is established for the sole purpose of bettering the community. Lycoming Change Agents 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.
Global Medical Brigades at Lycoming College - The Lycoming College Chapter of Global Brigades is a student-led group that supports Global Brigades in the implementation of a holistic model to meet the health and economic goals of rural communities in the assigned country.
United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) at Lycoming College - The purpose of this organization is to organize and help engage students for the survival, protection, and development of children worldwide through education, advocacy, and fundraising as a UNICEF Campus Initiative group through the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.
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 Involvement, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lycoming College Cultural Greek Council (CGC) - The Council shall act as an alliance to unite all cultural and multiethnic fraternities and sororities under one entity. Council action shall not in any way abrogate the right of its member fraternities and sororities to self-determination and each Member shall be autonomous as a corporation and fraternal society.
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.
Association of Mathematically Interested Students (AMIS) - Provides social and academic programming for students to advance and diffuse knowledge of mathematical science and its applications.
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.
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.
Der Deutschverein (German Club) - The German Club encourages student interest in the discipline of German and the German culture through campus activities and forums.
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.
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. Daniel J. Hall
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.
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
Political Science Club - Encourages student interest in the discipline of political science, stimulates campus activities related to government and politics, and provides a forum for invited speakers and lecturers to come to campus.
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.
Pre-Law Society - Provides post-graduate information for students who are interested in law school and law related careers.
Psychology Club - Encourages students' interest and scholarship in the field of psychology.
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
(570) 577-1013 Bucknell Univ.
S-Pennsylvania State Education Association - Encourages student interest in the field of education, both on campus and in the community education system.
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.
Spanish Club - Promotes the understanding of the cultural diversity of Spanish speaking countries.
For a list of our Academic Honor Societies, please visit the Honor Societies' section of the Provost's Office Web page.