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     At Saint Vincent College, there is something for everyone.  Check out the list below! 

    Alpha Lambda Delta

    Alpha Lambda Delta has continued to celebrate academic excellence among first-year students and has grown to more than 260 chapters and has initiated more than 850,000 students since its founding in 1924. Students must have at least a 3.5 GPA in their first semester of college and must be in the top 20% of their class in order to receive an invitation to join. As a member of a national organization, you become eligible for scholarships as well as other awards for achievement during your undergraduate studies. Students must pay an initiation fee, but these dues pay for lifetime membership with the national organization. We currently have approximately 200 members and are active on campus with many service-oriented activities. 

    Alpha Phi Omega

    Alpha Phi Omega is a national, co-ed service fraternity that has set the standard for college campus-based volunteerism since 1925. The fraternity strives to help each individual member develop leadership skills, experience friendship on many levels and provide service to others. At SVC’s chapter, we are a group of students and alumni that work together to organize service events while providing a support system of brothers to provide a familial atmosphere. Our events consist of anything from making coloring books to organizing Easter egg hunts.

    Anthropology Club

    From the far corners of the earth to our own back yard, the wonder of the human experience through history is all around us. Join us in events, movies, and trips as we learn about anything and everything it means to be human.

    Art Club

     The Art Club is notorious for taking field trips to museums, going on gallery crawls, and entering work in local student art exhibitions. In past years the club has visited the Andy Warhol Museum, the Mattress Factory Museum, and has been invited to prestigious events such as the grand opening of the Vatican Splendors traveling exhibition in Pittsburgh. In addition, we have had a number of students, majors and non-majors, place in local student art exhibitions.

    Best Buddies

    Best Buddies is an international non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by building one-to-one friendships with a college buddy. Through SVC’s chapter, lifetime friendships can be fostered.

    Book Club

     Our club holds weekly meetings, usually off-campus, to discuss the reading selection. Recently, we have read The Princess Bride, The Handmaid’s Tale, and A Catcher in the Rye. The club gives members a free book upon signing a contract to attend 2 out of the 3 meetings per book or forfeit the right to a free book as well as reimburse the club.

    Cheerleading

     The Cheerleading Club is a great way to show school spirit while cheering on our Bearcat sports teams! Our squad is student-run and has a relaxed practice schedule, but we still work really hard to be the best Bearcat Cheerleaders we can be. Tryouts are held every spring.

    Chemistry Club

     Have you ever wanted to experience the fun side of Chemistry? The Chemistry Club gives its members the chance to demonstrate what they have learned in a fun and interesting way. We blow stuff up! (safely of course). Membership in the Chemistry Club is highly encouraged and is open to any member of the Saint Vincent College community.

    Chess Club

     The club exists for members to play chess in an informal setting. We occasionally compete in local chess tournaments.

    College Democrats

     The Saint Vincent College Democrats seek to promote student awareness regarding political and social issues as well as increase the awareness and advocacy of democratic ideals such as compassion, diversity, and equality of opportunity for all.

    College Republicans

     The Saint Vincent College Republicans aid in the election of Republican candidates at all levels of government. We strive to develop political skills and leadership abilities among republican students as a preparation for future service to the party and the community.

    Colleges Against Cancer

     Colleges Against Cancer throws many events in the four main focus areas: advocacy, cancer education, Relay for Life, and survivorship. We have a mini Relay for Life on campus in the spring.

    Commuter Club

     The Commuter Club is dedicated to integrating the commuting population of Saint Vincent College with the residents through various exciting activities. Membership is extended and encouraged throughout the entire SVC student community. Don't forget that commuters are awesome too!

    Computing & Information Science Colloquium Club

     The Computing and Information Science Colloquium Club is an opportunity for those in the Computing and Information Science Department- as well as those from other departments who have an interest in computing- to get acquainted, as well as share computing knowledge and interests with peers. We will be hosting speakers from the SVC community, local businesses, and other institutions to give lectures and provide discussion topics on computing-related subjects. One will have an opportunity to discuss current computing research and development from both theoretical and industrial contexts. Students will also be able to showcase their own work (senior projects, independent studies, etc.) and to find others who share those interests.

    Culture Pub

     The Culture Pub at Saint Vincent College is an engaging experience for any students interested in topics ranging from advertising, media, and public relations, to pop culture, art, and more. A nod to the intellectual gatherings of liberal arts students of generations past, the Culture Pub serves as a forum for members to participate in open, informal discussion of current cultural events as well as various networking opportunities and behind-the-scenes visits to local organizations. Members of the Culture Pub are welcome and encouraged to share their thoughts, ideas, and opinions - and have a great time while doing so!

    Dance Team

     The Dance Team at Saint Vincent performs a mixture of hip hop and jazz routines at home basketball games.

    Delta Mu Delta

     Becoming a member of Delta Mu Delta is an honor indicative of earnest, intelligent purpose, and rewarding achievement. This should be the goal of every person pursuing a degree in business at Saint Vincent College. The standards of Delta Mu Delta are high. Although many may not gain the Key, they should remember that hard work done will bring its own reward.

    Early Childhood Education Club

     The Early Childhood Education Club offers as many events with children as possible. We have speakers related to early childhood come to our meetings and we try to do a make-it and take-it at each meeting to build our resumes.

    East Asian Cultural Club

     Saint Vincent College's East Asian Cultural Club is dedicated to learning about the many fun, interesting, and strange aspects of the cultures of the Far East. Our club enjoys celebrating many Asian holidays, cooking (and eating!) many different types of Asian cuisine, and understanding the changes in traditional and popular Asian cultures through media.

    Education Club

     The Education Club has open enrollment for all students interested in becoming active in education events and services for the community. The Education Club hosts many interesting events that can assist teacher education students with activities and opportunities to build their resume and prepare them for the profession. The Club meets once a month and all members are encouraged to join in activities and to lead opportunities for the Club.

    English Club

     English Club is a way for avid readers and developing writers to come together and share their opinions on published authors' works as well as their own. During Speakeasies, club meetings, and upcoming trips, club members will develop their own tastes and talents and learn to appreciate those of others.

    Environmental Club

     The Environmental Club is comprised of students who may have a general interest in the environment or concerned students who wish to speak their mind on environmental issues on campus or in general. Green initiatives for campus are discussed and put into practice with the help of the many members.

    Equestrian Team

     Students are welcome to join even if they have never ridden a horse before. English riding lessons are scheduled for one hour on Friday afternoons. Paperwork must be filled out and turned in before students are permitted to ride. The Equestrian Team competes in IHSA Region 5 Zone 6. Our club also has movie nights, game nights, and cookouts. Please email the president about joining the team or club.

    Fencing Club

     With Saint Vincent’s Fencing Club you will learn the basics on how to fence using the three weapons of foil, epée, and saber. You will also have the opportunity to go to competitions both as a team and individually.

    Gilbert & Sullivan Club

     This is an amateur student organization that exists for the benefit and enjoyment of every individual in the group. We put on two performances each school year. We love to have anyone and everyone who is interested become involved.

    Habitat for Humanity

     Saint Vincent College Habitat for Humanity is an internationally-recognized club that focuses on advocating the reality and working towards the elimination of poverty housing in this country. Through local projects in conjunction with Central Westmoreland Habitat for Humanity and through annual spring break trips, club members have the opportunity to build homes for impoverished families.

    Health and Fitness Club

     The Health and Fitness Club promotes and encourages a healthy lifestyle on campus through scientific knowledge and experience in order to assist the college community in accomplishing fitness goals, as well as holding fitness events to acknowledge the world of fitness.

    History Club

     History club holds various events throughout the year. We go on trips to local historic sites, have movie/game nights, and take one long weekend trip per semester. We've gone to Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Williamsburg, etc…

    International Student Union

     International Student Union is a club where the international students and U.S. students come together and learn about each other's cultures. Students in ISU come from countries such as China, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Aruba, Brazil, Africa, and the United States.

    Italian Club

     Italian Club is a cultural club focused on Italian and Italian-American culture. Members are NOT required to have Italian blood or speak Italian. We meet briefly a few times every semester and have awesome parties and movie nights. These gatherings are almost always accompanied by pizza and other food.

    Jazz Dance Club

     The Jazz Dance Club provides students with the opportunity to learn jazz and lyrical-styled techniques and choreography. Each meeting consists of a warm-up routine followed by learning choreographed dances. Students will have the opportunity to perform these dance routines for on-campus events. The club will also participate in other fun activities related to dance.

    Kappa Delta Pi

     Saint Vincent College's chapter of Kappa Delta Pi is an honor society in education that is committed to recognizing excellence and fostering mutual cooperation, support, and professional growth for educational professionals. The organization offers recognition to Saint Vincent College's high-achieving education students. The requirements for eligibility are not stringent, so when the invitation comes to you to join KDP, we encourage you to do so. Not only will you be part of the organization on campus, but you will also have professional networking connections regardless of where you go to teach. Again, membership in KDP is an impressive addition to your resume. Saint Vincent College's chapter of Kappa Delta Pi works together to plan activities and complete chapter duties.

    Libertarian Club

     Libertarian Club organizes group discussions that are both intellectually stimulating and fun. The discussions include topics of economics, philosophy, and social policy. The club gets great speakers to come to Saint Vincent to talk on various interesting subjects.

    Life Science Club

     Students in any major may join this club. Life Science Club sponsors field trips to locations such as the Pittsburgh Zoo, Carnegie Science Center, and Laurel Caverns. The club also hosts movie nights and parties with faculty at the end of each semester. In addition, the club participates in service activities with nursing homes and animal shelters.

    Majorettes

    The musical and visual effect of the marching band is further accented by the work of the Saint Vincent College Majorettes. The style is characterized by a very technical precision of movement which compliments music and drill. Auditions are required and are held in the Spring. Interested students can contact Fr. Jean-Luc with any questions at: jeanluc.zadroga@stvincent.edu 

    Marching Band

    The Saint Vincent College Marching Band is the most visible organization of the college, representing Saint Vincent both on and off campus. We entertain at halftime at all home football games and other events both on and away from the campus. Band camp is held one week before the fall semester begins. The ensemble strives for musical excellence and visual precision. While it does require a commitment, the amount of time required is kept to a minimum so as not to become a burden with classes and studies. No audition is required. Prospective students can contact Fr. Jean-Luc with any questions about the marching band program at: jeanluc.zadroga@stvincent.edu 

    Marketing Matrix

     The Marketing Matrix gives students the opportunity to work with small businesses, Saint Vincent departments, and Saint Vincent clubs to help assist them in their marketing endeavors. Projects include marketing research, social media consulting, website writing, and event coordination.

    Men's Club Volleyball

     The Men's Club Volleyball team allows any male student enrolled at Saint Vincent College to join the team, with a preferred requirement of having at least one year of high school experience (club, junior varsity, or varsity). While membership is free, certain events and activities may require participants to pay dues. The club is a member of the Penn-Ohio Volleyball League, and while the official season lasts only from late January to late March, the club remains active year-round.

    Mixed Martial Arts

     At the Mixed Martial Arts Club, we help to continue training for those who practice martial arts, and to teach those who have the desire to learn through a collaborative process involving all members of the club. We have martial arts specialists involving Tai Kwon-Do, Jiu-Jitsu, Karate, Kung Fu, and many more.

    Multicultural Student Coalition

     The Multicultural Student Coalition values diversity. That means we understand that each individual is unique and we recognize our individual differences. MSC is about understanding each other and moving beyond simple tolerance to embrace and celebrate the rich dimensions of diversity contained within each individual.

    Mythopoeic Society

     The Mythopoeic society meets once a week to discuss books that the club purchases every semester for its attending members to read. We also host teachers to have discussions on various topics in the fantasy and science fiction genre.

    Physics Club

     The Saint Vincent SPS chapter works on interdisciplinary projects; we travel to different schools to work on projects and see films and lectures on physics.

    Pre-Law Society

     The Pre-Law Society plans LSAT study prep days, holds various dinners and networking events with local attorneys and judges in the area, and visits local law schools for admission tours. Any student interested in going to law school after Saint Vincent should plan on joining!

    Psi Chi

     Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in psychology. It was founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology.

    Psychology Club

     Psychology Club is an interactive club that hopes to expose its students to the vast areas that psychology touches. From service work with the mentally ill to luncheons with guest speakers who have had positions in the field of psychology, we try to promote a better understanding of psychology and its implications on daily life.

    Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)

     Students have an opportunity to participate in an annual national writing competition and visit local public relations agencies. Each semester a PR professional is invited to offer a presentation on his or her industry and performed duties. Networking is crucial to job acquisition and PRSSA members help to promote an annual communication alumni-student event.

    Racquetball Club

     Learn the game of racquetball and play.

    Respect Life Club

     Saint Vincent College Respect Life Club is committed to educating students about critical pro-life issues, including abortion, euthanasia, elder care, and human rights. We stand up for life through the efforts of prayer and witness, on-campus education, service, and political action. Daily, we aspire to build up the culture of life in our school and in community. We encourage members to live a consistent ethic of life, guided by respect and love for all people. SVC RLC welcomes members of all faiths, races, ages, and political orientations.

    Shakespeare Club

     Shakespeare Club is a student-run theater organization that is devoted to bringing the works of William Shakespeare to both the Saint Vincent College and local community through various interpretations and theatrical productions.

    Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC)

     The Student Council for Exceptional Children strives to promote awareness about individuals in the classroom with disabilities and/or gifts or talents and works to improve the success of students with disabilities. This organization provides members opportunities to gain important experience working and interacting with students who have special needs and to become familiar with available resources that teachers can use to better serve these students in the classroom. Students from all certification areas are welcome and can benefit from participation in disability-related activities. Such activity demonstrates to potential employers a much sought openness to diversity.

    Strategic Gaming Society

     The Strategic Gaming Society is a club which provides members and non-members the opportunity to meet fellow gamers and to provide a comfortable and supportive environment in which gamers can socialize, plan, and execute competitions. A few of the games we cover are Magic, Warhammer, Warhammer 40K, Disposable Heroes: Coffin for Seven Brothers, Flames of War, and many more.

    SVC Alley Cats (Bowling)

     Have you ever wanted to go bowling but were unsure of your abilities? This bowling club encourages students of all skill levels to participate in the weekly social bowling nights at Hillview Lanes in Greensburg. Grab some friends, find a ride, and we'll see you at the lanes!

    SVC Disc Golf Club

     The Saint Vincent College Disc Golf Club aims to promote and teach the sport of disc golf to any interested student on campus, and we will take trips to play area courses. Another purpose of the disc golf club will be to compete against club teams from other colleges and universities.

    SVC Jazz Club

     The SVC Jazz Club's mission is to cultivate a community of performing musicians whose goal is to broaden the SVC community's musical horizon through the use of both Jazz and Experimental compositional styles. The club also seeks to perpetuate a general love of jazz music through casual listening and discussion.

    SVC Radio

     SVC Radio features a small radio station in Bonaventure Hall. The station utilizes the school's intranet to broadcast to the campus.

    The Company

     The Company was the first entirely student-run musical theater organization in western Pennsylvania. They perform two shows yearly: a musical in the fall semester and a cabaret in the spring semester. In the past, we have performed Grease, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Seussical: The Musical, Urinetown, and Footloose. We are always looking for new and talented members with a passion for performing!

    Threads for Heads

     We are a group of students who knit hats for cancer patients. We want to provide these people with a tangible object that will bring them instant comfort in this difficult time.

    Ultimate Frisbee

     Ultimate Frisbee, according to several faculty and alumni accounts, has been a relevant part of Saint Vincent Campus culture since the sport’s inception in the 1970’s. The aspects of the game such as companionship, individual skill, and teamwork have enriched the lives of Saint Vincent students ever since. In lieu of the national growth of Ultimate as an intercollegiate competitive sport and the evolution of the SVC student body, the new generation of Bearcats has endeavored to elevate the standard of excellence set by previous Bearcat Ultimate players and pit Saint Vincent’s best against those of other institutions. Saint Vincent College has since become known as a gracious host of three tournaments per academic year, and a welcomed participant in several all-weekend tournaments hosted by other institutions.

    Women in Business

     Join us to enhance your professional development in a variety of opportunities on campus. From executive lecture series to alumnae networking panels, we have an event for you! Not a business major? No problem! Not a woman? Who cares! Women in Business is designed to support the professional and personal lives of all Saint Vincent students.
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