Clubs & Organizations
Get involved outside the classroom with our diverse student clubs and organizations.
The College is committed to creating a learner-centered community where intentional opportunities and interactions challenge and support the development of the whole student. Students are encouraged to actively engage in the learning process by seeking information, services and resources to support the development of creativity, critical thinking and leadership skills. By joining a club or organization, participating in an on-campus activity or creating a new opportunity, students secure skills and experiences that will complement their personal and professional journey as members of PA College’s vibrant community of learners.
Affinity Clubs & Organizations
The creation of College-sponsored organizations and student-driven clubs on campus supports the co-curricular purpose of Campus Life & Student Engagement and allows for students to connect with one another, have opportunities in leadership and growth, and support the diverse population of students on campus. The following Affinity Clubs and College-sponsored organizations exist on campus.
Association of Surgical Technologists National Honor Society
The mission of the Association of Surgical Technologists National Honor Society is to recognize the achievement of surgical technology students and to support the learning and professional development of surgical technologists who strive to improve the surgical technology profession. Students must demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and must project qualities of integrity and leadership in academic and extracurricular activities.
The Caritas Club (“caritas” is the Latin word for “charity”) encourages hands-on service involvement of PA College students, staff and faculty to the College, Lancaster County community and to the broader world. Through service projects and trips, students from all programs can apply classroom learning to making a difference in our community.
Critical Care Club
The Critical Care Club is designed to give students a better perspective on the skills, knowledge, and equipment needed to care for critically ill and/or injured patients. Students from all programs are welcome to attend. Meetings are discussion based and will almost always have a significant hands-on component.
Lambda Beta Honor Society
The National Honor Society for the Profession of Respiratory Care was formed in 1986 to promote, recognize and honor scholarship, scholarly achievement, service and character of students, graduates, and faculty members of the profession. The name of the society is based on the goals of the Respiratory Care profession: sustaining “life and breath” for all mankind. Lambda (Λ) is the Greek letter “L,” and beta (Β) is the Greek letter “B.” Students earning a GPA of at least 3.5 and/or those in the top 25 percent of their class are eligible for inclusion in Lambda Beta.
Pennsylvania Gamma Chi Chapter of Lambda Nu National Honor Society
Lambda Nu is the national honor society for the radiologic and imaging sciences. Its objectives are to foster academic scholarship at the highest academic levels, to promote research and investigation in the radiologic and imaging sciences, and to recognize exemplary scholarship. Students must meet a GPA 3.5 or higher and considered a full time student in their professional program after one semester to be eligible.
National Student Nurses’ Association (SNAP)
National Student Nurses’ Association is the official, professional association for future registered nurses. Membership in the National Student Nurses’ Association and the corresponding state constituent, Student Nurses’ Association of Pennsylvania, provides prospective registered nurses with professional development opportunities at the national and state levels for areas such as serving as a delegate to conventions; shaping legislative policies regarding the future of the profession, professional education and the health of the nation; learning from renowned nurse leaders; networking with peers from across the country; and earning national and/or state scholarships. Chapter-based activities to advance social justice and citizenship provide opportunities for networking within the chapter and are designed to support student participation at the national and state levels. Membership is open to both nursing programs well as pre-clinical students.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize and encourage scholarship among all undergraduate and graduate college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa provides opportunity for the development of leadership and service, an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, lively fellowship for scholars, and stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.
Sigma Theta Tau International – Psi Pi
Baccalaureate and graduate nursing students are eligible for induction into the Sigma Theta Tau International, Psi Pi Chapter. As one of the most distinctive organizations in professional nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International influences and changes the health of people through the intellectual capital of nurses around the globe. By developing and building connections with diverse people and entities, Sigma Theta Tau International enables nurses to collectively and individually develop, create, use and apply their knowledge to make a difference for the greater good of people’s well-being. Students are invited to join who demonstrate superior academic achievement, academic integrity and professional leadership potential or ability.
The purposes of this organization is to foster leadership skills, develop positive relationships among all students, act as a liaison between students and administration, and serve as a representative voice of the student body. All students currently enrolled in PA College are considered members-at-large of the Student Council. From the College Community, each academic program nominates representatives to serve on their behalf and vote on matters presented to the council.
Upsilon Phi Delta
The purpose of the Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society is to further the professional competence and dedication of the individual members in and for the profession of health care management. The purpose is achieved by:
- Recognizing students who achieve distinction in health care administration studies.
- Motivating academic excellence in students studying health care administration.
- Recognizing, by means of granting honorary memberships, individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the profession.
- Upholding and developing high professional standards and ethics for members of the profession.
Members are selected on the basis of academic achievement, service to the community and/or contributions to the health care management profession.