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American Red Cross Club Art Guild
Biology Club Black Student Union (BSU)
Bobcat Arnis Defense Club Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU)
Campus Activities Board (CAB) Council For Exceptional Children
English Club/Writer's Guild Kappa Delta Pi
Lambda Alpha Epsilon (Kappa Omicron Rho) NFAME (MENC)
PSC Rotaract Physical Education Activity Kinesiology Students (PEAKS)
Peru's Individual Leaders of Today (PILOT) Peru Theatre Company (PTC)
Photography Club Pyschology/Sociology/Criminal Justice Club (PSCJ)
People Respecting Individual Differences & Equality (PRIDE) Peru State College Psychology Science Club
Peru Student Education Association (PSEA Phi Alpha Theta
Phi Beta Lambda Residence Hall Association (RHA)
Student Athletic Advisory Council Student Senate



American Red Cross Club



President: Devin Hart

Description: The purpose of ARCC is to promote the American Red Cross on our campus and to promote the mission of the American Red Cross. The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement, will provide relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. The club will plan at least one community service project each semester, as well as help with the blood drives on our campus.    



Art Guild


Advisor:  Ken Anderson (402) 872-2271


Description:  The Art Guild is a student organization for art majors and students interested in art.  Art Guild offers a forum for discussion concerning art and is dedicated to the advancement of the Fine Arts and the artistic growth of its members.  They also attempt to make frequent trips to art museums. 



Biology Club


Advisor: Joanna Cielocha (402) 872-2231

President: Jessica Johansen,


Description:  Open to all students (majors & non-majors) with an interest in biology-related subjects, service (e.g., roadside trash pickup), and field trips (e.g., Henry Doorly Zoo).



Black Student Union (BSU)


Advisor: Kristi Nies (402) 872-2281

President: Janessa Davis

Meetings: Thursdays, 11:30 AM, Bur Oak Room

Description:  The purpose of the Peru State College Black Student Union is to foster a sense of community, stimulate the intellectual, social, cultural, and political growth of all Peru State College students, and provide support for students and the community. The black student union is open for membership to all PSC students of all backgrounds.


Bobcat Arnis Defense Club
Advisor: Dr. Darrin Coe,
President:  currently vacant
Acting President and VP:  Chad Schmuecker
Meetings:  Every Tuesday and Thursday at 3:30pm in the AWAC gym classroom (the old weight room)
Description:  the BAD club trains students in mixed martial arts, Arnis PKLS, and European long sword.  We strive to help students gain mental and physical fitness, while developing a sense of community within the club and within the campus as a whole.


Facebook page:


Campus Activities Board (CAB)



President: Ryan Bauman

Meetings: Thursdays, 11:00 AM, TJ Majors 114S




Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU)


Advisor: Gina Bittner (402) 872-2366

President: James Shaffer

Meetings: Wednesdays, 7 PM, Live Oak Room

Description: Campus Crusade for Christ is a college campus ministry of all denominations or faith backgrounds.  It provides students the opportunity to enhance their relationships with Jesus Christ and with each other. 



Council for Exceptional Children (C.E.C.)


Advisors: Greg Zost (402) 872-2423, Loretta Zost (402) 872-2348

President: Monica Rains

Meetings:  Tuesdays, 11 AM, TJM 230

Description:  Visit CEC’s website:



English Club/Writer's Guild


Advisors: Bill Clemente, (402) 872-2233, Dan Holtz (402) 872-2267

Meetings: Katherine Shaffer

Description:  The English Club promotes the appreciation of written expression, encourages worthwhile reading, and fosters fellowship among students interested in English or literature. 



Kappa Delta Pi


Advisor: Liz Kearney (402) 872-2398


Description:  Kappa Delta Pi is a national honorary education fraternity open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors who meet a certain set of criteria including: GPA, number of education classes, etc. and who show evidence of continued interest in education.   Visit for more information. 



Lambda Alpha Epsilon (Kappa Omicron Rho)


Advisors: Ronicka Schottel (402) 872-2308, Danny Hayes (402) 872-2307

President: Jake Hedden

Vice President: Tairi Ferguson

Secretary: Kyle Boyle

Sgt. at Arms: Michael Kisling

Treasurer: Andrew Horn







Advisor:  Jacob Bartlett (402) 872-2321

President: Lindsey Kliewer,

Meetings:  Every Thursday, 11 AM, College Theatre

Description: NfAME is a chapter of the Music Educators National Conference, open to all students interested in music.  The club annually sponsors instrumental and music festivals as well as other musical productions.



Phi Epsilon Kappa


Advisors: Dr. Kyle Ryan (402) 872-2263

President: Allie Buesing,

Open To: Physical Education Majors, Sports Management Majors, Coaching Endorsements, Anyone interested in health activities

Purpose: The purpose of PEAKS is to promote healthy lifestyles through leadership, professional development, and advocacy in the areas of health, physical education, recreation, and dance.



Peru Individual Leaders of Today (PILOT)


Advisor:  Peggy Groff (402) 872-2438

President: KT Umland

Meetings:  Tuesdays, 5 PM, Bur Oak Room

Description:  The purpose of PILOT is to provide an opportunity for the students at PSC to volunteer in service learning projects that will benefit others.  Targeted groups will include, but not limited to, agencies that serve those with learning and physical disabilities, retirement and nursing homes, food banks, nonprofit groups such as Peru Day Care and Girl Scouts, as well as other organizations such as Project Response, Hearts United for Animals, etc.



Peru Theatre Company (PTC)


Advisor:  Joshua Young (402) 872-2285

President: Nick Baird


Description:  The group was formerly known as "Peru Players." We've changed our name, but we're still dedicated to renewing the interest in Theatre Arts throughout the campus and community.The Theatre Company also will be starting an Improv Troupe, and a Slam PoetryTeam on campus this year.



People Respecting Individual Differences and Equality (PRIDE)


Advisor: Joshua Young (402) 872-2285

President: Rae Carbaugh,

Meetings: 1st Thursday of every month @ 6pm in the main level of the Library.

Description:  PRIDE is an organization whose purpose is to provide support and unity to people of all sexual orientations.  PRIDE intends to increase awareness of differing sexual orientations on the PSC campus and in the surrounding community. 



Peru State College Psychology Science Club


Advisors: Dr. Coe, Dr. Gardner, and Dr. Nevitt. 
President: Audrey Briley

Meetings: Every other Thursday at 11:30 in TJM 304

Description: The purpose of this organization is to promote the study of psychology and provide a sense of educational enrichment and social service to the campus, community and its club members.


Here's a link to our facebook page:



Peru Student Education Association (PSEA)


Advisor:  Judith Ruskamp (402) 872-2301

President: Rae Carbaugh

Vice President: Ryan Evans

President-Elect - Amanda Volksen

Secretary - Pamela Riffle

Treasurer - LA Adams

Historian - Chelsea Turek

Media Officer - KT Umland


Description:  PSEA is for potential teachers and is affiliated with the Nebraska State Education Association and the National Education Association.  Its activities are devoted to the improvement of education and pre-professional development opportunities and experiences. 



Phi Alpha Theta


Advisors: Sara Crook (402) 872-2279, Spencer Davis (402) 872-2268

President: Dean Shissler,

Meetings: Thursdays, 11:00 am, Jindra Fine Arts 202

Description:  Phi Alpha Theta is a professional society whose mission is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians. We seek to bring students, teachers and writers of history together for intellectual and social exchanges, which promote and assist historical research and publication by our members in a variety of ways.



Phi Beta Lambda (PBL)


Welcome to Peru State College's
Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda!


Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) is a state and national business leadership fraternity. Peru State College's chapter, Epsilon Tau, is open to all students interested in business and/or leadership. Students do not need to be a business major to join our chapter.


Regular meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 11 am. Additional meetings are scheduled when necessary. The meetings are included within the college’s student planners. In addition, signs about the meetings are usually posted on the PBL bulletin boards found in TJ Majors.


Besides participating in college and community activities, Phi Beta Lambda students attend the Nebraska Fall and Spring State Leadership Conferences. Students participate in the state competitions, and PSC students often qualify to attend the National Leadership Conference held each summer.


Dr. Sheri Grotrian-Ryan is the faculty advisor. Her office is located in T.J. Majors, Room 245, and her office telephone number is 402-872-2420. You may also email her at


Please join us for our next meeting!


President: Preston Sunneberg,

Meetings:  2nd and 4th Thursdays of months, TJM 3rd floor, 11 AM



Photography Club


Advisor:  Peggy Groff (402) 872-2438

President: Cat Jacobsen,

Meetings:  Call or email for meeting times

Description:  The Photography Club is open to those wanting to share their interest in photography.  It is an opportunity to learn more about this lifetime skill.  Beginners to advanced photographers are welcome. 



Pyschology/Sociology/Criminal Justice Club (PSCJ)


Advisor:Darnin Coe (402) 872-2232

President: Jake Hedden,

Meetings: 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month @ 11am, TJM 302

Description: The Psychology/Sociology/Criminal Justice (PSCJ) Club is a professional student organization for all Psychology and Criminal Justice students. The focus of our activities is campus activities/events, public service, and service-learning activities, and professional development activities in all areas of the majors.


Dr. Kelly Asmussen, Dr. Joel Lundak, Dr. James Nevitt, and Dr. Greg Galardi all assist as Faculty Advisors for the Club.


PSCJ Newsletter Issue #1

PSCJ Newsletter Issue #2



Residence Hall Association (RHA)


Advisor: Kristiaan Rawlings (402) 872-2246

President: Carrie Lierz,


Description: The RHA (Residence Hall Association) is a representative body of all students residing in the residence halls of Peru State College. RHA exists to allow students to address ideas, concerns, and needs in the residence halls.





Advisor: Angela Bridgmon (402)872-2230

President: Lexi Fudge,

Meetings: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the Month, Curriculum Level of the Library

Description: Rotaract is a service club, open to anyone who has an interest in both community and international service. In the past, Rotaract has brought Movember to campus, raising awareness of prostate cancer; as well as organizations such as Invisible Children, Aqua Africa, and raising money for the Bawa Health Initiative- these are just a few examples. For more information, please join us in the Curriculum Level of the library, every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the Month, at 7:30pm, or, email Lexi Fudge at We are always looking for more members and always open for new ideas and suggestions!



Student Athletic Advisory Council (SAAC)


Advisor: Steve Schneider (402) 872-2393, Ted Harshbarger (402) 872-2380

President: Tesla Oldfield


Football - Lance Steffen & Zach Lempka

Volleyball - Amanda Gilreath & Carrie Lierz

Men's Basketball - Brett Pierce

Women's Basketball - Jasmine Tate & Karlee Stuart

Softball - Toni Blackwell

Baseball - Aubrey Dezarn & Randy Santiestaban
Cross Country - Tesla Oldfield

Golf - Courtney Musgrave

Cheerleading - Nakita Baird


Description:  The purpose of SAAC is to facilitate communication and support between athletic teams. The council will plan on e community service project and social event each semester. SAAC will promote leadership opportunities and diversity throughout the athletic program. Members must be nominated by their coaches. Two members from each team will be selected.



Student Senate


Advisor: Michaela Willis (402) 872-2372 , Cori Christiansen (402) 872-2433

President: Ellen Larsen

Meetings: Every Tuesday @ 11:00 a.m. CATS Conference Room

Description:The Student organization focuses on the interests and opinions of the students in regard to the operations of the College. Through involvement in a wide variety of campus affairs the Senate provides a means for students to participate in the formulation and application of institutional policy affecting academic and student services. From this participation, the Student Senate aims to express student views and interests to the administration, develop better educational standards, facilities, and teaching methods, and to foster the recognition of the rights and responsibilities of students to the school and community. Questions, comments or concerns? Call the Senate office @ (402)872-2329 or email Ellen Larsen@






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