Clubs and Organizations

Clubs and Organizations

aStudent Clubs and Activities at PennWest California

Bring out the best in yourself - and get the most out of PennWest California.

College is so much more than what you learn in the classroom. PennWest California encourages active participation in character-building, experience-enhancing clubs and activities.

With more than 100 student clubs and organizations, plus countless activities, student leadership opportunities and events on campus, there's something for everyone at PennWest California. 

Student Clubs
and Organizations

Whether you're into anthropology or ultimate Frisbee, there are endless ways share your passions and broaden your skills at PennWest California. We have 100+ student organizations and clubs devoted to academic interests, the arts, campus communities, communications, student leadership, faith and religion, politics, volunteering, sports and recreation, and more. 

Are you interested in learning more? View short videos, slideshows, and social media submitted by a selection of clubs still active during the Spring 2021 semester. 

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Student Association Inc. (SAI)

Student Association Inc. (SAI) is a 501c3 nonprofit owned by the students at PennWest California that manages the clubs and organizations on campus. 

SAI Business Office
Natali Student Center, Room 332 - directly above the Gold Rush
Phone: 724-938-4303
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Clubs and Organizations

  • Anthropology Club
  • Athletic Trainers Club
  • Biology Club
  • C.C.O.E.-Gerontology Club
  • Chemistry Club
  • Council for Exceptional Children
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics Club
  • Engineering Technology Club
  • Finance Club
  • Forensic Science Club
  • Forensics Debate
  • Future Business Leaders
  • Geology
  • Graduate Social Work Association
  • Graduate Student Association
  • History Club
  • Law & Justice Society
  • Mathematics Association of America
  • Medical Interest Club
  • Meteorology Club
  • Parks and Recreation Society
  • Philosophy Club
  • Physical Therapist Assistant Club
  • Planning Club (GIS)
  • Psychology Club
  • Public Relations Society (PRSSA)
  • S-PSEA
  • Screen Printing Student Association
  • Social Work Association
  • Society of Physics Students
  • Society of Professional Journalists
  • Sociology Club
  • Speech & Hearing (NSSLHA)
  • Sports Management Club
  • Student Accounting Association
  • Student Counseling Association
  • Student Marketing Association
  • Studio 224
  • T.E.A.C. (Technology Education)
  • TRIO Student Support Services
  • Travel Club
  • Unmanned Aerial 
  • Wildlife Society
  • Women in Science
  • CAL Rocks
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • New Life Christian Fellowship
Fraternity and Sorority Life - Panhellenic
  • Alpha Sigma Alpha
  • Alpha Sigma Tau
  • College Panhellenic Council (CPH)
  • Delta Zeta
  • Junior Panhellenic Council
  • Phi Sigma Sigma
  • Sigma Kappa
Fraternity and Sorority Life - General
  •  Fraternity & Sorority Life
Fraternity and Sorority Life - Fraternity Council
  • Acacia
  • Alpha Kappa Lambda
  • Delta Chi
  • FIJI
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Junior Interfraternity Council
  • Sigma Tau Gamma
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Theta Xi
Fraternity and Sorority Life - NPHC


  • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity (Inactive)
  • National Pan Hellenic Council - NPHC
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity (anticipated return 2021-2022)
  • Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity (anticipated return 2021-2022)
  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority (anticipated return 2021-2022)
Fraternity and Sorority Life - Special Interest
  • Alpha Phi Omega
  • Gamma Sigma Sigma
  • Phi Gamma Nu
  • Sigma Alpha Pi (National Society of Leadership and Success)
Honor Societies
  • Alpha Lambda Delta
  • Alpha Phi Sigma
  • Alpha Psi Omega
  • Chi Sigma Iota - Beta Gamma Delta
  • Delta Epsilon Iota
  • Epsilon Pi Tau
  • Kappa Delta Pi
  • Kappa Kappa Psi
  • Lambda Alpha Anthropology Honor
  • Nu Omicron
  • Phi Alpha
  • Sigma Pi Epsilon Delta
  • CUTV
  • California Times
  • WCAL
  • African Student Association
  • Black Student Union
  • PennWest California Women United
  • Hispanic Student Association
  • International Club
  • Modern Language and Cultures Club
  • Rainbow Alliance
Other Service
  • Center for Volunteer Programs and Service Learning
  • The Underground
  • University Band
  • University Choir
  • University Players
  • Young & Gifted Gospel Choir
  • CAL Campaign Consultants
  • College Democrats
  • College Republicans
  • Bowling Club
  • Climbing Club
  • Fencing Club
  • Strength and Fitness
  • Student Activities Board
  • ENDV Center
  • H.E.A.R.T.
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Inter-Residence Hall Council
  • Lions Club
  • Student Government
  • Veteran's Club
  • Women's Center
Special Interest
  • American Sign Language Club
  • Associated Artists
  • Bass Fishing Club
  • CEO Club
  • PennWest California Bicycling Club
  • Relay for Life
  • Commuter Council
  • Computer Club
  • Creative Writing
  • Horticulture Club
  • Japanese Animation Club
  • Medieval & Renaissance Club
  • Operation Smile
  • Paranormal Society
  • Pottery Club
  • Reading Club
  • Robotics Club
  • Archery Club
  • Athletics
  • Baseball Club
  • Cheerleaders
  • Co-Ed Volleyball
  • Equestrian Club
  • Hockey Club
  • Inline Hockey Club
  • Judo & Self Defense Club
  • Lacrosse Club - Men
  • Professional Golf Management
  • Rugby - Men
  • Rugby - Women
  • Soccer Club
  • Sport Shooting Club
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Vulcan Dance Team

PennWest California Fraternity and Sorority Life

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PennWest California offers a rich tradition of college fraternities (Greek letter organizations for men) and sororities (Greek letter organizations for women). Social activities, student leadership, scholarship and community are at the core of PennWest California Fraternity and Sorority Life. And because all PennWest California fraternities and sororities adhere to the University's values of integrity, civility and responsibility, there's no hazing allowed.

Learn about PennWest California Fraternity and Sorority Life

Student Activities

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There is never a shortage of student activities at PennWest California. Our University knows that every student is different, so we cater to a wide variety of interests. PennWest California student activities include:

Check out PennWest California student activities on Twitter and Facebook.

Peer Mentoring

PennWest California students study.

Get an insider's view of PennWest California - even before you start school. One of the best ways for freshmen and new transfer students to have a top college experience is through our Peer Mentoring Program. This program pairs first-year students with upperclassmen who often are in the same major or share similar interests.

Peer mentoring provides:

  • A built-in resource to talk with about what to expect when you arrive at PennWest California.
  • A great guide to help you navigate the campus, college events, social life and academic responsibilities.

For more information, contact PennWest California's Peer Mentoring Program at 724-938-1682 or

Student Leadership

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Learn critical skills such as public speaking, team building and conflict resolution in PennWest California's competitive emerging leaders program. Or lead your fellow students by joining the student government. At PennWest California there are countless student leadership opportunities that will build your capacity to deal with complex problems.


Campus Ministry

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Located in PennWest California's hub of student life, the Natali Student Center, the University's campus ministry engages and supports students through character development, prayer, learning, service and social interaction. Campus ministry chaplains represent various faiths and can put students in touch with priests, ministers, clerics or rabbis of their chosen denomination in California, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding area. 

STAND Campus Ministry

STAND meets:

  • 9 p.m. Wednesdays
  • Morgan Hall Auditorium

New Life Christian Fellowship


  • 7 p.m. Thursdays
  • Natali 319