Penn State Brandywine encourages students' participation and leadership in an array of active student organizations and other campus leadership opportunities. By joining a student organization, becoming an Orientation Leader over the summer, or attending leadership development programs (such as the Penn State Leadership Conference), you can easily get involved with campus life and build valuable leadership skills. Join one of the many existing student organizations or start your own!
For information on starting a club, contact the Gary Miller at 610-892-1321 or [email protected].
Registered Clubs and Organizations
Penn State Brandywine encourages students to get involved in student organizations. Below is a list of registered clubs and organizations available at Penn State Brandywine.
The Accounting Club is an organization focused on the needs of students in the field of accounting. The organization was created to provide guidance and resources for business students studying accounting, as well as to organize events for the student body related to careers in accounting.
President: Ashley Gardner & Abdur Farzan
Active Minds is a non-profit mental health organization with a mission to educate others about mental health and spread awareness about mental health to end the stigma surrounding it. Active Minds encourages students to speak openly about mental health in order to fulfill that mission.
President: Isabela Carlos Alberto
The Biology Club is a club that will be geared towards students who have an interest in biology and other related areas and topics. Our goal for this club is to provide student services, learning opportunities, and a true understanding of what biology is and what you can do with a biology degree. We intend to provide organized events relevant to biology through study sessions, group activities, trips, and more.
President: Abigail Avila
Blue & White Society
The purpose of this club is to support the Penn State Alumni Association's mission to connect alumni, provide service to alumni, and to support the University’s mission of teaching, research, and service. The club will also support Penn State students; instill Penn State pride in our communities; enhance the student experience at Penn State Brandywine, and encourage students to become involved with their University for life.
Contact: Sarah Daly
Brandywine Acapella is a club geared toward students who are interested in expanding their musical talents through the enjoyment of acapella singing and performance. This club is intended to provide a space for students to express themselves through the enjoyment of singing.
Contact: Danny Eldabbas
Brandywine Events & Activities Service Team (B.E.A.S.T.)
B.E.A.S.T. is responsible for providing fun, educational, recreational, spiritual, and cultural programs, and events to the campus community.
Chair: Kennesha Busby
Brandywine Photography Club
The Brandywine Photography Club is a group of students who join together to share their passion for photography with each other and the Brandywine Community. The club focuses around helping students learn more about photography, including utilizing equipment and software. We help amateur and professional photographers by exposing them to different photography techniques.
President: Shiv Patel
Brandywine Math Club
The Brandywine Math Club's purpose is to promote mathematics as a whole. We aim to provide an environment where members can engage in recreational math and mathematics education. As a whole, we want to promote a positive image and attitude towards the subject!
President: Dhanush Rajesh
The purpose of the Chess Club is to teach, learn, play, and otherwise have fun through the game of chess; Challenge one another in friendly competition; Engage with one another as a community through Penn State Brandywine.
Contact: Vincent Nicosia
Civic and Community Engagement Club
The Civic and Community Engagement (C&CE or Civcom) Club is for any individuals who are inspired in giving back to the community through volunteer work. The club is meant to encourage students to serve humanity without financial reward, to develop a stronger understanding of humanitarian needs, and to promote the practice of good citizenship and right conduct.
President: Terri Quiambao
College Republicans is a club meant to enlighten the community on certain political issues to provide a community for students who share similar values to provide a safe and nonjudgmental platform that allows the free flow of conservative ideas and to work side by side with Brandywine officials to ensure a safe, nonviolent environment from which all ideas from all sides may arise.
President: Kareem Elsergany
Have you ever wanted to play games like DnD, Magic the Gathering? Well in the D20 Club that is what we do! Feel free to come to one of our meetings to sign up, and bring your friends too!
President: Jake Overton
The DMAX Club is a group of like-minded college students with the common goal of helping each other navigate the ups and downs of their college years through Conversations That Matter. The club is for students who:
- Enjoy interacting with fellow students and care about helping others
- Are stressed because of relationships, family or schoolwork
- Experience mental health or emotional challenges and are tired of hiding it from their friends
- Have friends who they are concerned about
The DMAX Club motto is “Friends helping Friends”. At its core, members of clubs on college campuses gather regularly to give students a trusting and comfortable place to talk about how they are doing, how their friends are doing, and how they can help each other. It is a place to have Conversations that Matter, along with food and fun activities. It is an environment that promotes students being themselves- a place where they don’t have to hide but instead can reach out (DMAX Foundation).
President: Danielle Guth
Elohim Bible Study Club
This club is intended to provide all interested students, regardless of religious affiliation, an academic perspective of The Bible through historical fact and modern science; and to share Mother’s love, the love of God, through volunteer services that provide unique opportunities for positive impact in local and widespread communities.
President: Breyana Bey
The Engineering Club is a club geared towards students interested in or majoring in engineering and computer science-related careers. This club is intended to educate members about 3D modeling, creating solutions to smaller-scale problems, and creating innovative products to be used by fellow students. We will also try to understand how certain machines and vehicles work and how they were made.
President: Tanmay Gupta
The History Club provides students with a space to discuss matters related to history and relating our past to our present. This club aims to teach students the value in knowing and appreciating history.
President: Matthew Wickel
Honors Student Association
The Honors Student Association (HSA) is a student-run organization dedicated to building a sense of community for honors students at Brandywine through social events on campus, trips, and career development opportunities. We facilitate and encourage participation for established honors events like the Socratic Symposium. Students from both Coopers and Schreyers Honors Colleges are encouraged to participate.
President: Himani Vommi
IST/SRA is a club that is geared toward students who are interested in Information Science & Technology and Security & Risk Analysis. This club is intended to provide guidance and resources for IST and SRA majors, as well as organize events that relate to these majors.
President: Matthew Whitney
The Lion Ambassadors serve the Penn State Brandywine campus community by providing tours for prospective students and their families. They also support the Admissions staff at various campus events including open houses, offer programs, and graduation.
President: Chevelle Thomas
The Lion's Eye is the student-run campus newspaper.
President: Diana Dopheide
Marketing and Communications Club (MarComm)
MarComm offers students a creative outlet relating to promotion, marketing and communication, and to promote awareness of marketing and communications careers.
President: Brian Reynolds
The multicultural club seeks to explore and unite people of all cultures and backgrounds to foster a greater understanding of the human spirit.
President: Kennesha Busby
Musician Collaborative helps serve a vital need at Brandywine. Not only does it aid the networking process of musicians, linking them with each other and the music community as a whole, but it will provide on-campus opportunities to gain experience and recognition for their craft. Ideally, our organization will work to connect other groups and aid in fundraising and general entertainment by making music an integral part of student life.
President: Charles DeGuzman
Nittany Christian Fellowship
The Nittany Christian Fellowship nurtures students through fellowship, biblical teaching, and praise and worship.
President: Caleb Madison
Outdoor Games Club
We will play a plethora of outdoor games in a casual and friendly environment. We encourage friendly competition in a judgment-free zone. The idea is to foster camaraderie and athleticism in a great environment. We love good weather and games, and hope you do too!
President: Matthew Brown
Paws and Claws
Paws and Claws is a club whose goal is showing support to animals in need. We want to provide them with both necessities as well as luxuries. The club is intended to spread awareness an help out by donating to charities and shelters, volunteering at local shelters, as well as organizing fundraising events and encouraging the student body to support the club’s cause.
President: Christianna Kile
Penn In Hand
Penn in Hand is the literary magazine for the Brandywine campus. For many years, this publication has benefited students and faculty by providing an outlet for all manners of creative works. The annual showcase for campus talent offered by Penn In Hand is an excellent experience for our student contributors, and it stands as a perennial badge of honor for our campus.
President: Taylor Blazinsky
Penn State Automotive Club
Penn State Automotive Club (PSAC) is a club designed to bring together car and automotive enthusiasts under a common body. We accept all interested people and those looking to gain more information about automobiles. This club is intended to provide guidance and resources for all majors and provides hands on opportunities for all. We will build our club through communication and friendships formed throughout.
President: Voshon Alexandre
Penn State Brandywine College Democrats
The mission of the Penn State Brandywine College Democrats (PSBCD) is to educate students about the philosophy and platform of the Democratic Party; to raise awareness of policy issues important to college students nationwide and to everyone in our local communities; to work with local Democratic officials, committee members, and voters to achieve the goals of the PSBCD and the Democratic Party, and to work to bring more students into the political process locally, in Pennsylvania, and nationally.
President: Alyssa Plotnick
Brandywine Performing Arts is a club centered around students who hold a strong desire to demonstrate their artistic talents. The club aims to provide students who a quality, consistent, and public space to create the optimal talent for their performance ideas. Dancers, singers, actors, poets, and more are encouraged to join and showcase their talents, as well as push their ideas for performances to their limits.
President: Branden Hughes
Phi Beta Lambda (PBL)
Phi Beta Lambda is an individual chapter of Pennsylvania. PBL is part of a national organization that recognizes future business leaders and helps them learn valuable business skill sets as well as leadership skills while organizing and volunteering for many different local and national charities and organizations.
President: Larina Mack
The Psychology Club is designed to unify students interested in and enhance student's knowledge about the field of psychology.
President: Ela Nerudova
The Gay-Straight Alliance provides support for students who identify as LGBTA or wish to be an ally. This club provides awareness, support, and programming to the campus community.
President: Jasper Flint
The Robotics Club is intended to develop engineering skills through the design and construction of robots.
President: Robert Douglass
Smash Bros Club
The Smash Bros Club is a video game club that will help bring peers together. This will provide another source of stress relief and help bring people together. The club will also try to host tournaments to increase activity on campus and make more opportunities for people to connect.
President: Landon Aguirre
Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)
SAAC is a club for student-athletes to get together to discuss department needs and wants. The club is an outlet for student-athlete voices to be hard.
President: Hayden Altimari
Student Government Association (S.G.A.)
SGA is the governing body for Brandywine students. The mission of SGA is to advocate for the needs of a diverse campus community.
President: Kareem Elsergany
The club will explore the intersections of sustainability and innovation as we seek to understand and address the challenges of Planet Earth. Sustainability is defined as the simultaneous pursuit of human health and happiness, environmental quality, and economic well-being for current and future generations. We welcome students from all majors to join us for events and programs on campus and with community partners!
President: Subaita Ahmed
Sustainable Gardening Club
To introduce the act of gardening and sustainable living to Penn Students and faculty while in turn developing a closer relationship to the nature that surrounds us.
President: Robert Douglass
THON is the largest student-run philanthropy in the world and is run by students attending Penn State. The goal of THON is to raise money for children with cancer at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. The money raised covers all medical costs for the children, as well as cancer research. Our organization is paired with the Trevor King family. This means we also provide emotional support for this family who has been affected by childhood cancer.
President: Keith Wagner
Women in Engineering
Women in Engineering is working toward creating a network for all female engineers within the Penn State Brandywine campus and other women in engineering members outside of Penn State. This club intends to unite female engineers and provide a space for them to discuss their issues as a minority in their fields.
President: Renusree Bandaru
Penn State Brandywine Dance Team
The PSB Dance Team is geared towards students who would like to dance to support the basketball teams, motivate the crowd, and entertain the audience at games and other school functions, as well as promote overall school spirit. The team will foster a sense of community spirit and cooperation through appropriate appearances throughout the campus and surrounding community.
President: Laila Jones
The Penn State Brandywine Volleyball Club is geared towards any student interested in volleyball regardless of skill level. Our goal is to improve everyone's game so that they can participate in local indoor and outdoor tournaments.
President: Nicholas Sibley