A club for everyone (and 12 you probably didn’t know existed at Behrend)


By Heather Cass
Publications & Design Coordinator, Penn State Behrend

There are a lot of good reasons to get involved in clubs on campus:

  • Make friends.
  • Have fun!
  • Enhance your resume.
  • Develop time management skills.
  • Gain some leadership experience.
  • Eat for free.


I attended the Club Showcase on Wednesday in McGarvey Commons and there were so many clubs and organizations that the showcase spilled out of the commons and filled the entire Wintergarden area, too.

Clearly, whatever your background, interests, or activity level there is a club, organization, or group for you.

Here are a dozen clubs that caught my eye. Some are new, some are unique, and some are clubs you might not have known even existed at Behrend:


Nanashi: The Anime Club 

Before you go, brush up on 100 most essential words in Anime.


The Behrend Fencing Group



Renaissance Martial Arts Club

Doesn’t that sign (lower right) “Fight with Swords!” just about say it all?


Asian Student Organization

In the past, this group has put on some really entertaining, interesting, fun, and well attended events — including a festive Spring Festival celebration.


Human Relations Programming Council (HRPC)

Who doesn’t want to make the world a better place?


Women Today

’cause, ladies, we need to support one another.


Commuter Council

The commuters want a lounge to hang out in between classes. Join the club to help make it happen.


Tone-Acious – the Behrend A Cappella Group

Music to my ears.


Agriculture Club

This group’s twice-a-year Behrend County Fair is your chance to ride a mechanical bull — right in McGarvey Commons! Don’t miss it.


Fresh Face Forward

Because beauty doesn’t have to be toxic (to animals, you, or the environment).


RAK: Random Acts of Kindness

A group who goes around campus doing nice things anonymously. How awesome is that? It was an unstaffed booth…of course. Shhhh…..we’ll never tell who is involved.


Crossfit Club

Leave college 15 pounds heavier — not from late-night pizza or free cookies, but from working out like a boss. Sounds like the perfect after-class stress relief!

For More Info

You can find information about any of these clubs…and check out any of the more than 100 clubs on campus here.




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