If you are interested in forming your own student club or organization, please contact Bridget O’Donnell, Assistant Director of Student Engagement, at [email protected]. All clubs require at least four student members – a President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer – as well as a faculty or staff advisor.
Active Minds is a mental health awareness club which as the name implies, aims to spread awareness about mental health on campus and in the community (both now virtually). Active Minds differs from DMAX in that is emphasizes the awareness and advocacy aspect of mental health where as DMAX actually starts these conversation and creates a place for students to talk openly about them with other students. The two clubs while two separate clubs, work hand in hand to truly normalize and stomp out the stigma of mental health.
President: Carrin Butts, [email protected]
B.E.A.S.T. (Brandywine Events & Activities Support Team)
BEAST is responsible for providing fun, educational, recreational, spiritual, and cultural programs, and events to the campus community. Joining BEAST is not only a great opportunity for students to get to know each other, but is also a fantastic way to get involved on campus and develop creativity and leadership skills. Members of this team are able to brainstorm, plan, and organize events on campus that students can enjoy, from start to finish!
Brandywine Acapella Club
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.
President: Danny Eldabbas, [email protected]
Brandywine Accounting Club
BAC will serve students who want to learn about and discuss accounting and related business topics. The club will be academically helpful to the many Brandywine business students. Additionally, it will create a sense of community among them, who benefit, as networking is important in the business world. The goal is to foster an environment not only supplemental to, say, an accounting class, but to an accounting career.
President: Marc Munafo, [email protected]
As a club we want nothing more than to play chess in an encouraging, safe and healthy environment. Our mission is to teach, learn, play, and otherwise have fun through the game of chess and to engage with each other as a community through Penn State.
President: Vince Nicosia, [email protected]
Civic & Community Engagement Club
The Civic & Community Engagement club exists to help the community through various volunteer work and help people during this pandemic while continuously following proper CDC guidelines. The club cares most about helping people, and now is the most important time to support friends/family and all others in our community.
President: Sumaya Islam, [email protected]
To enlighten the community on certain political issues currently revolving around the country. To provide a community for students who share similar values. To provide a safe, non-judgmental platform that allows the free-flow of conservative ideas.
President: Jamie Andrews, [email protected]
Connected Community Club
This club offers a platform for students to come forward about issues that they want to address, or even share their own stories of inequality that they've experienced. It's a way to bring students together as a community and educate one another. We must all be supportive and to be supportive we have to talk about these social issues. I also want to raise awareness about other social injustices and how we can offer help from where we are, like providing links to petitions that need to be signed. The mission of this club is have everyone educated and comfortable on campus.
President: Rabia Rafiqzadah, [email protected]
The DMAX club is a club that provides a safe place for students to come and talk about how they are doing, have meaningful conversations about topics pertaining to mental health, and connect with other like-minded students. We officially started the club on campus last year to provide a place where students can feel safe and connect with others because college life can be stressful at times and everyone needs a place to unwind and relax. The mission is to create a place where all students are accepted where they feel they can have a place to talk about these different topics. With all of that being said, primary issues that the club cares about is mental health, wellbeing, and building friendships.
President: Danni Guth, [email protected]
The sole purpose of this club is to expose students to engineering by way of sharing ideas between likeminded individuals and giving them the tools to build things. Our mission is to create fun and inventive projects that get students to exercise their creativity muscles. The school will benefit from the existence of this club by the very satisfaction it draws from its participants. The club provides a space for engineering students or enthusiasts to enjoy a hands-on experience and learn new things by sharing ideas and using different building materials/techniques.
President Tanmay Gupta, [email protected]
History Club is a club at Penn State Brandywine's campus that creates a space for students interested in history to discuss matters relating to history. We also encourage learning about history to show students about our past, and how they relate it to our current circumstances, as well as gaining insight on how events might unfold in the future.
President: Thomas Dreyer, [email protected]
The Penn State Brandywine Information Sciences & Technology (IST) / Security & Risk Analysis (SRA) club focuses on community building among students at Penn State Brandywine. The IST Club is a student-run organization with faculty advising and facilitation. Club members demonstrate a desire for enhanced learning in IST including Cybersecurity beyond current IST course information. You do not have to be taking BW IST courses, but you must have the desire to enhance your individual learning about IST and Cybersecurity and to support the greater learning of others!
President: Himani Vommi, [email protected]
The Lion Ambassadors serve the Penn State Brandywine campus in countless ways. The most substantial way is by supporting the Admissions staff by providing tours for prospective students and their families. Our “LAMBS” [Lion AMBassadorS] also help to staff many events on campus, including but not limited to: Open Houses, Accepted Students Events, and Graduation Ceremonies. This group of students serves as the face of campus, and as such a visible group, they are held to a high standard of academic excellence and integrity. These students understand and respect that it is an honor to represent and support Penn State University as a campus Lion Ambassador, and they demonstrate that by doing anything and everything that is asked of them.
President: Victor Ficarra, [email protected]
The primary purpose of this organization is to advance and promote first-hand knowledge of marketing and communication concepts among members of the MarComm Club. Additionally, the Marcomm Club helps promote career awareness for students in the marketing, management or communications majors. The marketing and communications club stands for offering students a creative outlet to use promotional techniques in marketing, spread messages in communication and use tools in marketing/communications mix such as advertising, promotion, graphic design, word of mouth and much more! These concepts focus on a way a student club can communicate messages to a desired target audience that will improve experiences of students as well of those of community partners. Our club promotes’ awareness of business ideas, events, and activities that will enhance the Penn State Brandywine campus, students, community partners and other individuals or groups.
President: Brian Reynolds, [email protected]
The Multicultural Club seeks to enhance the knowledge and acceptance of the various cultures on our diverse campus. Additionally, we strive to promote cultural awareness to foster a greater understanding of the human spirit and the importance of global diversity.
President: Kennesha Busby, [email protected]
Nittany Christian Fellowship
This club is designed as an opportunity for Christians to discuss their faith and learn more about God and the Bible. That being said it is open to anyone who would like to discuss Christianity and learn what it is all about. Students should leave this club better equipped to talk about and understand their faith.
President: Caleb Madison, [email protected]
Paws and Claws
Paws and Claws will enrich the students' knowledge of animals in need and provide an outlet to help out their community. 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 and help out by donating to charities and shelters, volunteering at local shelters, organizing fundraising events, and encouraging the student body to support the club's cause. While there may be difficulties with the volunteering aspect (based on most shelters COVID guidelines and lack of in-person meetings), the club will still host fundraisers and assist the shelters in any feasible way.
President: Christianna Kile, [email protected]
Penn In Hand
Penn in Hand is the literary and arts magazine for Penn State Brandywine that was established in 1995. We solicit and accept submissions of writing and art from students during the academic year. The members select from the submissions, layout the magazine, edit and proofread the final version before sending it to the printer. We publish the magazine in the spring and distribute it at the annual literary and arts festival. We also hold other creative writing events, such as workshops and open mics.
President: Sanem Dayi, [email protected]
Penn State Brandywine Dance Team
The Penn State Brandywine Dance Team gives students the opportunity to showcase their love for dance while promoting school spirit and learning important life lessons such as, responsibility, leadership, and communication skills. The primary mission of the dance team is to support the athletic teams, motivate the crowd, entertain the audience at games and other school functions, as well as promote overall school spirit. By joining this club students will learn the importance of working with a team and supporting the common theme of supporting Penn State.
President: Julianne Aumiller, [email protected]
The Penn State Brandywine Photography Club is a club that promotes and excites an interest students in the art of photography. We support and encourage photographers of all skill levels in an open learning environment. We exchange experience and knowledge with others who share their passions and enthusiasm for the art of photography.
President: Tyler Cameron, [email protected]
PSU Brandywine College Democrats
PSU Brandywine Democrats wants to provide students on resources on working on local and national campaigns.We want to provide students with the resources they need to thrive in Democratic politics and elect Democrats up and down the ticket. We would also like Democrats on campus to make friends and new adventures together!
President: Alyssa Plotnick, [email protected]
Psych Club provides students with a learning environment where contemporary research and topics in psychology are discussed and student's opinions are heard. Psych Club organizes events on campus which explore graduate programs and future job opportunities and provides access to off-campus events related to the psychology field.
President: Eliska Nerudova, [email protected]
Student Athlete Advisory Committee
Student-athletes have a voice in the USCAA through Advisory committees at the campus, conference, and national level. The mission of the National Student-Athlete Advisory Committees is to enhance the total student-athlete experience by promoting opportunity, protecting student-athlete welfare and fostering a positive student-athlete image.
President: Hayden Altimari, [email protected]
SGA Can be best summed up by its purpose, and mission. Our mission is “To discern, express and realize student's voices for the betterment of Brandywine”. SGA 2020-2021 is highly motivated to do the best job possible to represent the Student Body here at Brandywine. We encourage all students to reach out to us with questions and concerns and to be involved with our organization. We plan events, work together to solve problems on campus, and ensure that no voices are left unheard in our community.
President: Matthew Wickel, [email protected]
Sustainable Gardening Club
In sustainable gardening we plan to teach students how to garden sustainably using the garden on campus. This includes how to grow your own food in a small plot and how to grow with no chemicals whatsoever.
President: Robert Douglass, [email protected]