Student Clubs & Organizations

The various student organizations existing at Lycoming College provide numerous opportunities for involvement and leadership. Students are expected to become contributors to campus life by actively involving themselves in student government, service and social organizations, academic clubs and club sports. The clubs and organizations are sponsored by Student Senate of Lycoming College. The Office of Student Programs and Leadership Development staff advise student leaders and organizations in the development and promotion of student activities. Larry Mannolini, Director of Student Programs and Leadership Development, Wertz Student Center, ext. 4118, is available to provide further information.

This page was updated last on 7/10/14. The following contacts are accurate to the best of our knowledge based on information provided to us by each organization.


General Interest Clubs

General Interest

Join the staff of the Lycourier, our student-run newspaper, or take up knitting with the Raging Stitches. Interested in getting to know more about other cultures? Our Multicultural Awareness Group has quite a few members from Williamsport to Vietnam. If you’re a commuter, looking to get more connected on campus, we have an organization just for you. Regardless of what your interests are, you’re sure to find an organization to match.

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Arrow (College Yearbook) - Staffed by students interested in editorial publishing, photo journalism, graphic arts and creative writing.

Editor-in-Chief: TBA

Advisor: Mr. Lawrence P. Mannolini III

Black Student Union (BSU) - An organization established to expand the black awareness on campus. Thereby the goal is to extend the outreach to all students and faculty alike. This is an organization where students can go and discuss relevant issues of importance here at Lycoming.

President: John Monkham

Advisors: Mr. Michael Darough, Mr. Seth D. Goodman

Commuter Student Organization (CSO) - Unifies and represents the commuter student population with student government. Identifies, publicizes and fulfills the special needs of the commuter student.

President: Rebekah Sausmikat

Advisor: Ms. Lauri L. Kremer

Creative Arts Society (CAS) - Serves as a social organization for students having an interest in creative arts (audio, visual and performance). CAS sponsors trips to museums and performances. Membership is open to all students regardless of major/minor.

President: Taylor Kendra

Advisor: Dr. N. J. Stanley

Gender and Sexuality Alliance of Lycoming College - The purpose of the organization shall be to support all efforts to increase the students understanding in social issues that concern sexual orientation, identity, and expression; this shall be accomplished by educating students.

President: Jessica Hoffman

Co-Advisors: Dr. Sandra L. Kingery and Ms. Kate Heiser

Japanese Culture Club - To promote, educate and increase awareness of Asian (mainly Japanese) culture, primarily through the study of Japanese art and entertainment.

President: Cara DiSandro

Advisor: Dr. Len Cagle

Lyco Tide - Lyco Tide is established for the expressed purpose of creating student bonds with water activities (swimming, kayaking, canoeing, & rafting), raising environmental awareness, and encouraging the development of leadership skills through learning the nature of hydrology.

President: Kathryn Jones

Advisor: Dr. Mel Zimmerman

Lycoming College Book Club - The purpose of the Lycoming College Book Club is to establish a group of book lovers to choose, read, and discuss books; in addition to building leadership skills while planning competitions and community service projects.

President: TBA

Advisor: Mrs. Wilma Reeder

Lycoming College's Culinary Club - The Culinary Club's objective is to bring the art and science of cooking to Lycoming College through different-themed cooking & baking lessons. We hope to create delectable dishes to share with one another and also help our community by organizing fundraisers for those in need. The club is for all different cooking abilities and styles! So feel free to come join us and learn some new skills.

President: Steven Wright

Advisor: Dr. Holly Bendorf

Lycoming College Dance Club - Provides students of Lycoming College with an opportunity to meet new people and to develop their dance skills. The Dance Club adds to the diversity of the arts as well as a means of exercise and enjoyment.

Captain: Julie White

Captain: Erin Szogi

Advisor: Dr. N. J. Stanley

Lycoming College Democrats - Works to promote student participation and interest in local, state, and national politics. The club's primary background is the philosophy of the Democratic Party, but it encourages all students to learn more about leadership, volunteering and voting. Members assist candidates, discuss issues, meet speakers and work at convincing everyone on campus that participating in our community and government is important and fun.

President: Victoria Bortniak

Advisor: Dr. Jeremy D. Ramsey

Lycoming College Guitar Club - The Lycoming College Guitar Club was established to promote and to encourage the interests in playing guitar in Lycoming College students and to provide a stage for guitar players to play, to perform, and to show their skills. We offer a place for all guitar players to network with other guitarists, to share their knowledge and experience of music, to learn new skills, to improve their techniques and to enhance their performances.

President: Hoang Ngyuen

Advisor: Mr. Timothy Breon

Lycoming College Republicans - Affiliated with the College Republicans of America, this organization works to further the ideals of the Republican Party while educating students about the political system.

President: Brooke Adamski

Advisor: Dr. Jonathan L. Williamson

Lycoming Entertainment - Lycoming Entertainment is established to capitalize on the musical talent of the Lycoming College students, and looks to tap into the full musical potential and creative talent of the members. Lycoming Entertainment looks to educate individuals on most aspects of the music industry outside Lycoming College while remaining a separate entity still heavily involved with the school.

President: Vincent Clay

Advisor:  Dr. William Ciabattari

Lycoming Environmental Awareness Foundation (LEAF) - LEAF promotes environmental awareness on the Lycoming College campus through the use of educational programs, local field activities and outdoor recreation.

President: Kristy Angstadt

Advisor: Dr. Melvin C. Zimmerman

Lycourier - The Lycourier student staff manages all aspects of the campus biweekly newspaper.

Editor: Daniel Zebrine

Interim Advisor: Mr. Dave Heemer

Magic: the Gathering Club (MTG) - Acts as a meeting grounds for both new and old participants of the classic strategy card game, Magic: the Gathering, serving to promote healthy competition, tactics and fostering creativity and ingenuity through deckbuilding. The club hosts a variety of events, ranging from casual play to free tournaments to limited events.

President: Ed Dight

Advisor: Dr. Todd M. Preston

Multicultural Awareness Group (MAG) - Serves to celebrate the cultural differences of Lycoming students.

President: Chau Dang

Advisor: Mrs. Jean C. Wool

Phlying Phlanges

President: TBA

Advisor: Dr. Robin J. Knauth

Raging Stitches - This club exists to promote togetherness through the social and productive values of knitting, crocheting and any other type of stitching that can be done in a group environment. Our main purpose is to gather together and create while socializing.

President: Jessica Vela

Advisor: Dr. Mary E. Morrison

Revolution Against Rape (RAR) - Affiliated with the Revolution Against Rape Club at the University of Connecticut, the purpose of this chapter is to help create a safe environment at Lycoming College where victims of sexual violence can speak up without fear of ostracism. We aim to educate the Lycoming community about consent, raise awareness about rape culture, and help end slut shaming. We also hope to train members to be peer counselors so that they can appropriately handle situations of sexual violence.

President: Victoria Goodwin

Advisor: Dr. Betty McClain

The Silent Ranks - The main purpose of The Silent Ranks is to provide support for our country's military personnel and their friends and family at home. Military life is difficult and it is not something that everyone understands; that is why The Silent Ranks was created. We are here to share the hardships and the positive experiences that come from having someone you love serving in the armed forces.

President: Elizabeth Perez

Advisor: Ms. Stephanie Fortin

WRLC 91.7FM - Campus radio station is staffed by students interested in radio broadcasting. You can listen online!

Station Manager: Kaitlyn Gulotta

Advisor: Mr. Mark S. Shuman

Fraternities and Sororities

Fraternities and Sororities

You are sure to find your home away from home with one of our fraternities or sororities. These organizations give you an opportunity to get involved in a little bit of everything! Whether you really enjoy community service, taking a leadership role, or planning philanthropic events, you’ll do it all as a member of a fraternity or sorority.

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Fraternities

Sororities

Fraternities and sororities are an important part of the institution's commitment to student development. The goals of all four men's national fraternities (Kappa Delta Rho, Lambda Chi Alpha, Phi Kappa Psi and Tau Kappa Epsilon), and five women's sororities (Alpha Rho Omega, Alpha Sigma Tau, Alpha Xi Delta, Beta Phi Gamma and Gamma Delta Sigma) are to promote academics, fellowship, leadership development, group responsibility and service to both the community and the campus. Involvement in Fraternity and Sorority Life is open to all students who meet the minimum GPA requirements and who have been enrolled for one full semester. Fraternities and sororities view recruitment as a yearlong process. Formal recruitment periods are held each September and January. During the remainder of the year, Continuous Open Bidding (COB) is in effect. In COB, a fraternity or sorority may officially extend an invitation for membership to interested individuals.

For more information on how to join a fraternity or sorority, please contact the Office of Student Programs and Leadership Development, ospld@lycoming.edu or call 570/321-4118.

Sports Clubs

Sport Clubs

Join the group of students who play Ultimate Frisbee in the gym, or go to a nearby stable to ride with the Equestrian Club. There are plenty of options! We also have a variety of intramural sports you can get involved with all year round.

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Cheerleading - Members are selected yearly by try out to provide a cheer squad for Lycoming athletic events.

Captains: Football Captains: Dacin Kemmerer and Jessica Kascic

Advisor: Ms. Candida I. Rivera

Equestrian Club - A group of students interested in horseback riding and competition. All ability levels are welcomed to join. Fair Play Farm, Linden, Pa., is our associating stable.

President: Veronica Smith

Advisor: Dr. Ryan Adams

Lyco Trails - Lyco Trails is established to give students an opportunity to experience fellowship through outdoor recreational activity and to teach individuals how to conduct themselves in an outdoor setting.

President: Kyle Swovick

Advisor: TBA

Lycoming College Fly Fishing Club (FLYCO) - The Lycoming College Fly Fishing Club was established on the premises of providing service to the community through the sport of fly fishing with involvement in teaching others the principles of fly fishing, engaging in environmentally based service projects and providing a positive social atmosphere.

President: TBA

Advisor: Dr. Jonathan L. Williamson

Lycoming College Bodybuilding Club - The purpose of the bodybuilding club is to establish a supportive network of exercise enthusiasts, who can help each other to achieve their personal goals, while having the opportunity to develop leadership skills through the planning of competitions and community service projects.

President: Louis Lara

Advisor: Ms. Kelly Henrie

Lycoming College Paintball Club - The purpose of the paintball club is to establish a group of paintball enthusiasts, who can enjoy playing paintball, while having the opportunity to develop leadership skills through the planning of events and community service projects.

President: Peter Rittenhouse

Advisor: Mr. Michael Darough

Lycoming College Shotokan Karate Club - The purpose of the Shotokan Karate club is to guide its members in the principles of character formation, etiquette and mental improvement; including understanding of one's self through the teaching of Shotokan Karate.

President: TBA

Advisor: Casey Bliss

Lycoming College Ski and Snowboard Club - The purpose of the Lycoming College Ski & Snowboard Club will be to give students the opportunity to benefit from group rates for skiing and snowboarding, and the chance to gain experience from fellow members, as well as have companions to venture to the mountains with.

President: Louis Lara

Advisor: Dr. Edward Gabriel

Lycoming Fencing Club and Guild of Swordsmen - For new or experienced fencers, to learn more about the sport, techniques and history of weaponry. Includes not only modern fencing, but more archaic weaponry and stage combat uses.

President: Jonathan Gowin

Advisor: Dr. Cullen J. Chandler

Shuttlecocks (Badminton Club) - The Shuttlecocks is established for the purpose of fostering social relationships, developing teamwork, improving health and fitness and encouraging students to participate in school affairs through the medium of badminton.

President: Pat Herrington

Advisor: Dr. Darby Lewes

S.C.U.B.A. - The S.C.U.B.A. Club will meet and discuss new technologies and procedures that are relevant to S.C.U.B.A based on P.A.D.I. standards. We will hold local dive trips on the weekends spring and fall. As well as further our knowledge of dive theory including but not limited to dive safety.

President: Sarah Pedrick

Advisor: Dr. Mel Zimmerman

Table Tennis Club - The Table Tennis Club is established for the purpose of an organized meeting of students who enjoy playing and discussing table tennis and/or those who wish the learn table tennis as a sport.

President: Alex Myers

Advisor: Mr. Chris Reed

Ultimate Frisbee Organization of Lycoming (UFOL) - Promotes good health and exercise in a fun, fast and action-packed sport.

President: Christian Connelly

Advisor: TBA

Religious Clubs

Religious Clubs

Are you looking for an opportunity to explore your spirituality? Or perhaps you’d like to get involved with a ministry specifically for athletes? We have several options for students looking for a way to worship on campus.

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Lycoming Cru - Cru exists to help fulfill the Great Commission by winning, building and sending in the power of the Holy Spirit. Cru's Bible studies, worship nights and fellowship times gives students the opportunity to grow in their faith. Our goal is to give all on campus a chance to hear God's word.

President: TBA

Advisor: Dr. Jeremy D. Ramsey

Play By FAITH Ministries - Play by FAITH ministries is an athletic ministry that works with college athletes in an effort to lead them to Christ. Using the Bible as our training manual, we provide athletes with the necessary knowledge required to not only be disciples of Christ, but teach them how, through the platform of athletics, to speak publicly about their faith. If you are interested in what the Bible has to say about being a Christ-centered leader, Play by FAITH ministries is the place for you.

Main Contact: Kati Stankovich

Advisor: TBA

United Campus Ministry - Supports activities of religious organizations, presents ecumenical services, offers social and recreational programs and opportunities for service learning through which all persons can exercise their faith in community.

President: Bridget Bellmore

Advisors: Rev. Jeffrey L. LeCrone

Service Organizations

Service Organizations

Interested in connecting with the local community? Or maybe you’d like to travel over Spring Break to connect with a community in the South? These organizations provide you with countless opportunities to get involved in community service. Whether it’s building houses over spring break with Habitat for Humanity, or helping families close to campus, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to help individuals and families in need.

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Campus Girl Scouts - Campus Girl Scouts, which is open to all Lycoming College students regardless of gender, provides the opportunity for Lycoming College students to become an adult volunteer and the opportunity to work with Girl Scout troops in our area. Also training programs and opportunities are continuously being offered through the council to meet the various interests of students at Lycoming College.

President: Alice Jensen

Advisor: Mrs. Dawn R. Burch

Circle K International - Exists to meet the personal needs of the individual collegian through the qualities of leadership, the rewards of service and the unique spirit of friendship.

President: Amanda Ferster

Advisor: Mr. Lawrence P. Mannolini III

Colleges Against Cancer - The CAC program allows college students, faculty and staff to work together to bring American Cancer Society programs and services to college communities nationwide. We participate in many different activities promoting: advocacy, cancer education, survivorship and the Relay For Life. Our purpose is to develop leadership skills as well as to create an awareness of cancer and to encourage students to help in the fight against it.

President: Taylor Berry

Advisor: Mrs. Lorri B. Amrom

Habitat for Humanity - The Lycoming College chapter of this ecumenical housing organization works in partnership with people in need to improve the conditions in which they are forced to live.

President: Bryan McGinnis

Advisor: Rev. Jeffrey L. LeCrone

L.A.C.E.S. - LACES is established for the sole purpose of bettering the community. LACES will act as a liaison between the group ACES, Advancing Communities by Educating and Serving, and the student body at Lycoming College to provide community service opportunities and conduct fundraisers to aid students in trips to the Dominican Republic to further serve the global community.

President: Peter Rittenhouse

Advisor: Ms. Stephanie Lovell

Lycoming Buddies - The mission of Lycoming Buddies is to enhance the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships and integrated employment.

President: Elise Matalavage

Advisor: Dr. Marisa Macy

Governing Bodies & Boards

Governing Bodies and Boards

Leadership is one of the most important qualities you’ll need for life after college. It looks great on a resume! Of course, you can lead on an executive board of any of our clubs and organizations. These particular groups lead everything from the student body to campus concerts.

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Campus Activities Board (CAB) - In cooperation with the Office of Student Programs and Leadership Development, the Campus Activities Board plans and implements student activities such as concerts, comedians, dinner theaters, movies and musical performances. Membership in CAB is open to all Lycoming College students. All active members have voting privileges within the organization.

President: Natalie Murphy

Advisor: Mr. Lawrence P. Mannolini III

Student Senate of Lycoming College (SSLC) - The Student Senate of Lycoming College (SSLC) is the official student governing body of the College. SSLC is the final, legitimate and representative voice of the students and is recognized by the administration as the official voice of students. Student grievances, needs and desires should be taken to SSLC for effective communication with the administration. A major function of SSLC is the appointment of student representatives to campus committees that play important roles in Lycoming policy making. SSLC meetings are held weekly in the Wertz Conference Room. SSLC maintains an office on the third floor of the Wertz Student Center.

President: Greg Vartan

Advisor: Dr. Daniel P. Miller

Class Officers

Each of the four classes, Senior, Junior, Sophomore, Freshman, elect students to serve as their class officers. These students work in conjunction with Student Senate to promote class unity and relay information pertinent to the members of their class.

Class of 2015

President: David Gordon

Advisors: Ms. Amy (Dowling) Reyes

Class of 2016

President: Brooke Adamski

Advisor: Dr. Caroline Payne

Class of 2017

President: Ryan Orgitano

Advisor: TBA

Class of 2018

President: TBA

Advisor: Mr. Andrew Kilpatrick

Leadership Education Advancement Project (LEAP) - LEAP is designed to bring freshmen students together to simulate the workings of a student organization while learning valuable lifelong leadership skills. Membership is by application.

Program Administrator: Mr. Lawrence P. Mannolini III

Panhellenic Council - Serves as the women's governing body, consisting of women from all chapters, who govern the women's sorority system through policy and resolutions that affect sorority women.

President: Elizabeth Perez

Advisor: Ms. Candida I. Rivera

Interfraternity Council (IFC) - Serves as the men's governing body, consisting of men from all chapters, who govern the men 's fraternity system through policies and resolutions that affect fraternity men.

President: Pierce Lawver

Advisor: Ms. Candida I. Rivera

Academic Interest

Academic Interest

Whether you're interested in joining a club that better prepares you for the real world in your major, or are interested in joining a club for another major you’re considering, these clubs and organizations are for you. From our film business club, Crossing the Frames Productions, to the Lycoming College Choir, we have something for every academic interest. You may even be asked to join one of our honor societies!

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Academic Support Organizations

Clubs on this list are also under the Student Senate umbrella but are topically similar to many of the majors and academic areas of study at the College.

Accounting Society - The purpose of this organization is to generate interest in accounting and to create a liaison between students, faculty and alumni to promote the professional social well-being of future accountants.

President: Abby Troshak

Advisor: Ms. Lauri L. Kremer

Association of Mathematically Interested Students (AMIS) - Provides social and academic programming for students to advance and diffuse knowledge of mathematical science and its applications.

President: Meghan Hughes

Advisor: Dr. Christopher K. Reed

Club Franco - Provides a forum in the French language for all students and faculty. We are an academic organization that offers activities to promote the French language and Francophone culture.

President: Hannah Davy

Advisor: Dr. Amy Cartal-Falk

Crossing The Frames Productions - This new club on campus is all about the film business. We work with actors, musicians, graphic artists, film equipment, editing software, scripts and other members of the organization to create a student film or video. The pieces can be any genre and be written by any member, which is why this club is open not just to Digital Communication students but to all majors, such as Creative Writing, Fine Art and Business. This club is dedicated to the production of videos done solely by students, including pre-production, production and post-production, where every member will have a job. If you would like to become part of this organization please contact a current member or officer.

Co-Presidents: Amanda Miller

Advisor:  Mr. Oscar Perez

Deutschverein (German Club) - The German Club encourages student interest in the discipline of German and the German culture through campus activities and forums.

President: Kathryn Bathgate

Advisor: Dr. Len Cagle

English Society - Enriches the College's humanities program, encourages interest in literature and in creative and professional writing, and supports students considering careers related to these interests.

President: Lauren DelGaizo

Advisor: Dr. Todd M. Preston

Lycoming College Choir - Conducted by Dr. Fred Thayer, the Choir has been widely acclaimed as one of the finest college musical groups in the East. Since its inception in 1947,the Choir has presented concerts in every state east of the Mississippi River. They have toured abroad in Canada, England, Puerto Rico, Spain, Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic. They have sung with the Gregg Smith Singers and Barry Manilow and appeared at the National Cathedral, the Washington Shrine, and St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City.

Contact: TBA

Conductor: Dr. Fred M. Thayer

Lycoming College Concert Band - Is an ensemble of approximately 55 woodwind, brass and percussion players. Membership is open to all students by audition. The repertoire includes a variety of music, from original wind band literature to lighter arrangements. During the year, the band performs five concerts on campus. The band also takes a brief tour at the end of spring semester. Concerts are free and open to the public.

Contact: TBA

Conductor: Dr. William S. Ciabattari

Lycoming College History Club - Is open to all students and has been established for the expressed purpose of spreading the love and knowledge of all things historical.

President: Shannon Sheridan

Advisor: Dr. Cullen J. Chandler

Lycoming College Jazz Ensemble - Provides an opportunity for students with an interest in playing,learning and performing jazz music, both instrumental and vocal. Membership is open to all full-time students.

Conductor: Dr. William S. Ciabattari

Pre-Health Society - Provides post-graduate information and materials for health care careers and sponsors lectures and social service programs pertaining to all areas of the health care industry.

President: Nicole Marianelli

Advisor: Dr. Edward G. Gabriel

Pre-Law Society - Provides a source of information to meet the needs of students who are seriously considering legal careers.

President: TBA

Advisor: Dr. Raymond V. Carman

Psychology Club - Encourages students' interest and scholarship in the field of psychology.

President: Meaghan Jones

Advisor: TBA

Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) - This organization helps students understand how the military operates while teaching skills of leading and being led.

Contact: Mr. Andy Mahoney

Advisor: LTC Daniel George

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S-Pennsylvania State Education Association - Encourages student interest in the field of education, both on campus and in the community education system.

President: Kasey Uppling

Advisor: Dr. Amy M. Rogers & Dr. Rachel Hickoff-Cresko

Society of Physics Students - Advances and diffuses knowledge of the science of physics and its application to human welfare by promoting educational activities for students and recognizing students who have achieved high scholarship in physics.

President: TBA

Advisor: Dr. Christopher W. Kulp

Sociology/Anthropology Society - Creates opportunities for students to explore all aspects of sociology and anthropology through guest lectures, career guidance, postgraduate information and social activities.

President: Katie Walker

Advisor: Dr. Betty L. McCall

Spanish Club - Promotes the understanding of the cultural diversity of Spanish speaking countries.

President: Miranda Giraldo

Advisor: Dr. Noelia Huertas

For a list of our Academic Honor Societies, please visit the Honor Societies' section of the Provost's Office Web page.