Getting Involved

At Pitt-Greensburg there are many ways to be involved as a resident on campus.

Experience fun and interesting activities which offer opportunities to make friends or to become a leader!

Clubs and Organizations:

To see a full list of the organizations, as well as their contact information and description,  visit https://upg-community.symplicity.com/.  You can then log-on using your full Pitt e-mail as your username.  You were sent a password for the sytem when you added to the system, but if you've forgotten please use the "forgot password" link to reset.

Below is a brief description of these organzations as well: 

ACCOUNTING CLUB promotes the fields of Accounting and Management to Management and Accounting majors.  This organization is a great way to meet other students that share an interest in Accounting.

ACTIVE MINDS are students interested in raising awareness and educating their peers about mental health related issues relevant to college students. This group plans stress relievers for the campus.

ALPHA PHI SIGMA, the Criminal Justice Honor Society, promotes academic excellence in order to make the criminal justice system and its practitioners effective and ethical.

ARCHAEOLOGY SOCIETY promotes the advancement of archaeology through sponsoring activities and outreach programs designed to educate students and the community on the applications and implementations of archaeology.

ASIAN CULTURES CLUB explores Asian cultures including history, festivals, art, music, and food for all students who are interested in learning about the Asian cultures.

BETA BETA BETA The Biological Honor Society is an honor and professional society for students in the biological sciences. The group stimulates interest, scholarly attainment, and investigation in the biological sciences.

The BOWLING CLUB sponsors weekly bowling outing for students at local lanes as well as hosting informal and formal bowling competions.

BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHRIST (BASIC) provides students with the opportunity to fellowship on campus with other students of faith through a variety of activities.  BASIC encourages student leadership development and allows students to take advantage of resources outside the campus such as conferences, Spring Break trips, and networking opportunities with students from other BASIC colleges and universities.

The CHI ALPHA SIGMA society is an organization of college athletes with high academic achievement, exemplary character, and positive attitude who have earned a letter or letters in their respective sport or sports.

CIRCLE K INTERNATIONAL is a service organization that affords its members a unique opportunity to develop leadership skills through helping others and supporting local community non-profit organizations through a variety of services and social activities. Past Circle K projects include the Special Olympics, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Make-A-Wish Foundation and Habitat for Humanity.

COLLEGE ACTION SPORTS is an organization for students to promote friendly competition in paintball in its various forms including speedball and woodsball.

COLLEGE DEMOCRATS is a group open to students of any political affiliation. They work to inform the academic community on political issues through activities and community service.

COLLEGE REPUBLICANS CONSERVATIVE ASSOCIATION is an organization open to students of all political ideologies. They will undertake the promotion of the wide-ranging conservative values and principles which are linked to the Republican Party.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE CLUB promotes interest in the field of criminology.  Students will be able to get involved in activities related to the field while promoting community service, enhancing leadership skills and gaining a greater knowledge of all aspects of the criminal justice system.

DELTA PSI OMEGA, the National Theatre Honorary Society, provides acknowledgement to those demonstrating a high standard of accomplishment in theatre and provides a wider fellowship for those interested in theatre.

The DIVERSITY STUDENT COALITION is an organization to bring the Pitt-Greensburg community together through various activities that promote the knowledge and celebration of diverse cultures. Membership is open to anyone who has an interest in the unification of people of all cultures and races.

FRENCH CLUB explores the French culture through activities and events.

GAME CREATION ORGANIZATION makes computer/video games as well as teaches people how to do so.  This is not limited to programming and will include graphics, level planning, story writing, testing and playing.  

GAMMA SIGMA EPSILON, the Chemistry Honor Society, provides students an opportunity to learn and experience all diverse aspects of chemistry.  This honor society promotes intellectual activity, leadership, and positive interaction among fellow students and faculty.

GAY STRAIGHT ALLIANCE works to provide support for GLBTQ (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, queer/questioning) students and their allies.  The GSA also works to raise awareness of GLBTQ issues.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY Pitt-Greensburg chapter of the Christian housing ministry that eliminates poverty housing and makes decent housing for families in need.  The group participates in local Habitat for Humanity projects and participates in a Habitat for Humanity spring break trip.

HOPE 4 AFRICA is a club that allows for the opportunity to provide a lasting change for the youth of Africa through the organization of fundraisers.

ICE HOCKEY CLUB is a club sport in which students can be player members or administrative members. Player members practice and compete with local universities in the game of ice hockey. Administrative members support the Ice Hockey Club through various organizational tasks.

THE INSIDER is Pitt-Greensburg’s student newspaper.

LAMBDA PI ETA, the Communication Honor Society, recognizes, fosters and rewards outstanding scholastic achievement in communication studies; stimulates interest in the field of communication; and promotes professional development and the exchange of ideas among communication majors.

The MATH CLUB enables members to explore the field of mathematics through contests, programs and workshops.

MIDDLE EASTERN CLUB is open to all students who have an interest in Middle Eastern culture. This group sponsors Middle Eastern festivals, trips to restaurants, and movies.

NERDFIGHERS is a group for anyone who likes “nerdy” things, however you define them. The purpose of the group is to allow students a chance to be able to meet other students with similar likes and interests to their own, and to participate in activities related to those interests.

The PENDULUM is the student literary magazine. This organization also presents workshops and poetry readings.

The PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY brings a cultural stimulus to the Pitt-Greensburg community. It gives talented musicians, singers and thespians the opportunity to showcase their talent.

PHI ETA SIGMA, the Freshman Honor Society, recognizes academic achievement in full-time first-year students and assists in creating the foundation of a positive college experience. To be eligible, students must have a 3.5 QPA at the end of their first semester or first two semesters.

PHI KAPPA PHI, the Senior Honor Society, is part of the national senior honor society whose membership is open to full-time and part-time students, any major, with 75 credits or more and a QPA of a 3.5 or better.

PI GAMMA MU, the Social Science Honorary Society, provides a unifying society by providing a channel of communication among Social Science students and faculty.  This organization provides a liaison between social science students and the external community and recognizes excellence in the social sciences.

PI MU EPSILON, the National Mathematic Honor Society, promotes the academic advancements of mathematics and careers of mathematics majors.  Members explore mathematics as a science and host lectures and events focused on integrating mathematics at the university.

PI SIGMA ALPHA is the national Political Science Honor Society.  This group is committed to excellence in the study, practice, and interest in politics and government.

PSI CHI, the Psychology National Honor Society, encourages, stimulates and maintains excellence in scholarship of its individual members in all fields, particularly psychology, to advance the science of psychology.

RESIDENT STUDENT COUNCIL (RSC) All students living in Pitt-Greensburg's residence halls are general members of Resident Student Council (RSC). RSC is an important student organization on campus, serving as a liaison between residents, the Office of Housing & Residence Life, Student Government, the Village Councils, and the administration at UPG. Each year, hall representatives are elected to represent the various residence hall locations on campus.

The SCIENCE CLUB sponsors a variety of academic and social programs that help its members explore scientific issues. Membership is open to all students. Past programs have included trips to Laurel Caverns and the Smithsonian Museum.

The SKI CLUB provides weekly trips to Seven Springs at group discounts. Lessons and rentals are available. Snowboarders welcome!

SIGMA TAU DELTA is the English Honor Society and stands for Sincerity, Truth and Design.  It recognizes superior achievement in English language and literature, fosters creative and critical writing, and promotes the study of the English language.

The SPANISH CLUB is open to all Pitt-Greensburg students and serves to introduce the Pitt-Greensburg campus to the Spanish culture by sponsoring events such as Spanish dancing groups and field trips to Spanish Events and restaurants. This group has previously sponsored trips to various countries, including Mexico.

STUDENT ATHLETE ADVISORY COUNCIL (SAAC) is open to all students with a minimal QPA of 2.0.  The SAAC promotes efficient communication between Pitt-Greensburg administration and student-athletes.

STUDENT PENNSYLVANIA STATE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION (SPSEA) promotes teaching as a career. Professional information is presented through lectures and workshops.

VISUAL ARTS SOCIETY brings visual arts to the Pitt-Greensburg community through events and activities that explore all areas of the visual arts.

VILLAGE SENATE works with the Academic Village to organize events and establish policies and procedures within the villages.  This group also works to create a community in the village residence halls.

YOGA CLUB is a club open to anyone interested in yoga. Their mission is to provide its members with a healthy way to exercise and deal with day-to-day stress.

 

 

 

Additional Opportunities for Involvement:

 

Outdoor Adventure & Community Service (OACS)

Westmoreland Hall is home to the Outdoor Adventure & Community Service (OACS) residential living community. Students living in the OACS community will have an opportunity to be part of a close-knit group of students who have a passion for the outdoors, as well as volunteering in the community.

Students interested in becoming a residential member of OACS should contact Brian Root at 724-836-7470 or bkr5@pitt.edu . For additional information, check out the OACS Website.

Community Assistants

Community Assistants (CAs) are upper-class students at Pitt-Greensburg who receive extensive training and are responsible for developing an inclusive and positive community in the residence halls. CAs organize community programs for their residents, assist with roommate relationships, maintain community standards by enforcing policy, and ensure that the community is safe.

Near the end of each semester, the Office of Housing & Residence Life will recruit new CAs. The selection process involves an application, group interview process, and an individual interview. If you’re interested in becoming an CA, talk to your (or any) Community Assistant for information.