With a diverse selection of socially charged groups, Penn State Berks brings community to life!
African Student Organization
The purpose of the African Student Organization is to educate others about the African culture and diaspora. The group strives to bring awareness to issues and current events on the African continent, while also providing fun ways for students of all nationalities to learn new things and engage in meaningful conversations.
President: Angeline Gongar
Faculty Adviser: Dr. Ebonie Stringer
Berks Benefitting THON™
Berks Benefitting THON™ contributes to a year-long fundraising effort that raises and awareness for the fight against pediatric cancer. Throughout the year, the organization holds many fundraisers and events, such as its annual 5K, bingo events, benefit dinners, the Polar Plunge, and so many more. Each February, the fundraising efforts culminate in 46-hour no sitting, no sleeping dance marathon, featuring representatives from campuses across the commonwealth. Come out to one of the group's meetings to learn how to join the fight against pediatric cancer!
Berks Ski and Board Club
The purpose of this club is to enjoy the outdoors while skiing or snowboarding. Each year, the organization gathers to plan a large out-of-state trip. Some of the organization's recent trips have been to Lake Placid, New York, and Jay Peak, Vermont. Come out, be active, and enjoy a good time on the slopes!
The Berks Theatre Society
The Berks Theatre Society aims to bring together people from all walks of life who have a common interest in theatre. The society strives to incorporate all the roles one can have in the theatrical world. From actors to technicians to designers and improvisors, Berks Theatre Society endeavors to create a safe and productive space for each artist to hone their craft.
Black Student Union
Black Student Union aims to serve as a safe space for African American students to feel included in an open and comfortable space.
Blue & White Society
The Blue & White Society is the student-run portion of Penn State Berks' Alumni Association. The society focuses on making connections and giving students opportunities and skills to network with others efficiently. The group also aims to create bonds within the student body by hosting fun events around campus.
Campus Activities Board (CAB)
The Campus Activities Board (CAB) is a student-run organization that plans student and campus life activities based on interests and requests from the student body. There are a variety of events that the board hosts, such as bingo nights, Kahoot! Trivia, Pinterest crafting events, guided paint night, comedians, musicians, performances, and more. Every event is open to all Penn State Berks students, and the group offers both in-person and virtual components.
The purpose of Penn State Berks Chess Club is to bring together a community of members who enjoy playing chess. This club offers a welcoming environment for people to come to learn, improve, teach others, and display their chess abilities.
Christian Student Fellowship
The Christian Student Fellowship (CSF) consists of a group of students who believe that God is revealed to humanity ultimately in Jesus Christ, who is fully God and fully human. The organization seeks to know Jesus Christ as savior, teacher and lord and to make known the love of Christ to others. They believe the teaching of Jesus is summed up in the command to love God and to love thy neighbor, and desire to promote the love of God and love of each other on campus.
Latinos United for Change (LUC)
The purpose of Latinos United for Change (LUC) is to provide support to the Hispanic/Latino community enrolled at Penn State Berks. LUC strives to expand knowledge of the Hispanic/Latino culture and engage others in the campus community in their efforts by providing programs, educational workshops, and activities.
The Lion Ambassadors are student leaders who work through the Admissions office, and their role is to welcome visitors to campus and introduce them to the Penn State Berks campus culture. The Lion Ambassadors are often the first Penn Staters you'll meet at Penn State Berks. They help future Penn Staters get to know campus through tours; assist community members and other visitors as they navigate campus for events; and even meet with potential employees in the interview process. Join the Lion Ambassadors to
Modeling and Vogueing Club
The purpose of the Modeling and Vogueing Club is to empower students to be confident in themselves. The organization strives to teach members how to model, vogue, and pose, but mostly importantly, to have fun and discover a new version of themselves.
Muslim Student Association
The Muslim Student Association is meant to unite all Muslim students of all nationalities, races, and ethnic backgrounds under one organization and create a haven for Muslim and non-Muslim students on campus. The association does so by providing a suitable environment, the necessary facilities, and fostering friendly relations with all other students at the Penn State Berks.
The Rainbow Alliance is a social group dedicated to the free expression of gender and sexuality. Rainbow Alliance aims to create a welcoming, accepting, and brave space for members of the LGBTQIA+ community (including allies). Most often, it is a place to get to know members within the campus community who identify as or support the LGBTQIA+ community to form close and memorable relationships. This club also participates in various local and regional pride events.
Penn State Berks Step Team encourages students to socialize, have fun, and get the chance to learn different steps and perform at different on- and off-campus events.
Student Library Advocacy Club
The purpose of the Student Library Advocacy Club is to advocate for the Thun Library and Information Commons while collaborating with external and campus partners to enhance the library resources, services, and spaces.