Student Activities

Student Activities

Being a student at Penn State Wilkes-Barre is more than just taking classes: It also includes getting involved in co-curricular learning opportunities. As part of your top-notch education, consider participating in a student club or organization, join an intramural team or attend a varsity sporting event. Stop by the Student Commons to see a comedian, or attend an evening Campus Activities Board program. It will not only give you the opportunity to meet new people and form life-long friendships, but you will enhance your Penn State experience by learning how to be a team player, sharpening your communication skills, developing networking skills, and just having fun!

The Student Activities Office is dedicated to providing diverse, entertaining, and educational programs and activities for the students, staff, and faculty at Penn State Wilkes-Barre. Cultural and performing arts events, day and evening programming, and student club and organization activities provide numerous opportunities for students to get involved and to learn outside the traditional classroom setting.

Leadership Opportunities

Intercollegiate Leadership

Each academic year, six to eight students from the area’s local colleges/universities are chosen to participate in this program sponsored by Leadership Wilkes-Barre. Their goal is to strengthen and enhance leadership skills in our future leaders while developing open lines of communication between the area’s local colleges/universities.

Regional Leadership Conference

During the fall and spring semesters, eight to twelve students from Penn State Wilkes-Barre, Hazleton, Worthington Scranton, Lehigh Valley and Schuylkill are chosen to participate in the NEPA Regional Leadership Conferences. The programs goals are to increase communication, networking, and leadership skills between the five North East campuses.

Penn State University-Wide Summer Leadership Conference

Prior to the fall semester, eight students from each of the Commonwealth campuses and University Park gather for an intensive leadership preparation, team-building and skill-development conference held at one of the Commonwealth campuses.

Welcome Week, Open House, and Event Leaders

Students are called upon to represent Penn State Wilkes-Barre at a variety of events throughout the academic year. These include but are not limited to New Student Orientation, Open House, Community Events, and more.

Clubs & Organizations

The Student Government Association (SGA): The SGA serves as an advisory body to all chartered student organizations and clubs. SGA provides a forum for the exchange of ideas among members of the student body. Meetings are held every Wednesday at noon.

4 Seasons Club: Love the great outdoors? Skiing, Snow-boarding, Horse Back Riding, Hiking, Camping, White Water Rafting…We are the club for you!

Blue and White Society: We are the student members of the Penn State Alumni Association! We provide opportunities to network with Alumni, hold the Annual Blue and White Ball and more!

Business Club: New York City...here we come! Join us for our Etiquette dinner, professional speakers, and our annual trip to the Big Apple!

Campus Activity Board: Work with the Activities Coordinator to coordinate upcoming events, from Movie Nights to Mardi Gras, 50’s Parties to Spring Fling Week Events!

The Collegian/Revolt: Got News? Journalism Major? Become a reporter and write for the campus paper!

Engineering Club: We make things move!!! Join us for our Balloon Launch, Senior Project Presentations, and more!

Fitness Club: Get healthy with weekly Fitness Routines developed by fellow students, participate in 5K Run/Walks, and get fit!

Global Citizens’ Society: We promote diversity as a whole. We seek to increase the awareness of the various cultural, religious, socioeconomic, and other groups on campus. We strive to make the experience of every student as informative, pleasant, and comfortable as possible.

Honor Society: Penn State Wilkes-Barre Honors Society provides a means for motivated students to enrich their general education and to deepen their specialized preparation for employment or graduate study. Penn State Wilkes-Barre Honors Scoiety is a rigorous, yet rewarding, experience that combines in-class achievement with out-of-class achievement – academic success with personal success. If students qualify, they may also pursue a special honors degree as Schreyer Scholars in the Schreyer Honors College at University Park. In addition to succeeding and performing in the classroom, honors students participate in a variety of cultural and personal enrichment activities, such as volunteering, fund-raising, supporting diversity programs, and experiencing different cultures and economies. Some past events include trips to Toronto, Montreal, Williamsburg, Washington DC, and New York City.

ISTSA: We are the Information Sciences and Technology Student Association...LAN and WAN Parties, info and training sessions...see us!

Lambda Sigma: We are the National Honor Society of Surveying Majors!

Lazy Artist’s Society/Radio Club: Got Talent? Open Mic events, Dj’ing in the Student Commons, Car Shows, and more … we certainly aren’t Lazy!

Lion Ambassadors: We are the official Student Representatives and Tour Guides of PSW-B! Join Us and learn to walk backwards!

Student Athletics Advisory Board: Through our fundraising efforts, we support our athletic teams with new equipment, team travel, and game day support!

Nit-Li ARTS: We look to develop and encourage the artistic life of Penn State Wilkes-Barre and create outlets for students’ artistic talents.

PSU EDU: Education majors: we provide a means for students to get involved and make a difference in this world through films such as BULLY, discussion groups, and community speakers.

Students For Justice: Criminal Minds-CSI...We support our major by bringing to light criminal justice issues, while also seeking to advance the concept of "justice" through community activities and campus projects.

Surveying Society: GEOCACHE Anyone? Lime Green Vests? We provide opportunities for our members to hear guest speakers, participate in field trips, and attend state and national professional conferences.

THON: FTK...FOR THE KIDS! The largest student-run philanthropy in the world! Help us help them! Check out the THON website.

Athletics

Penn State Wilkes-Barre is a member of Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) and competes for National Championships as a member of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA). The USCAA also provides student-athletes with the opportunity for academic and athletic All-American honors.

Intercollegiate Athletic Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball (m/w)
  • Cross Country (m/w)
  • Golf (co-ed)
  • Soccer (co-ed)
  • Volleyball (w)

Intramural Sports

  • Flag Football
  • 3 on 3 Basketball
  • Indoor Soccer
  • Wiffleball
  • various other options

For more information, please contact the Athletic Department at (570) 675-9262.