Advisor: Gina Bittner (402) 872-2366
President: Mackenzie Faris
Description: NeLCM’s chapter of the Peru State College campus
Advisor: Paul Hinrichs (402) 872-2234
President: Cassandra Leonard
Description: Alpha Mu Omega is an honorary mathematics fraternity which aims to develop and promote interest in the study of mathematics. Students with an average of “C” or better in required courses for a major in mathematics and who have completed, or are enrolled in at least one mathematics course at the 200-level or above are eligible as members.
Advisor: Spencer Vogt 402-872-2450
President: Shawn Gaskill
Meetings: Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m.
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.
Advisor: Kristi Nies (402) 872-2281
President: Marissa Gomez
Meetings: Thursdays, 11:30 a.m., 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 (402) 872-2397
President: James Snyder
Meetings: Every Tuesday and Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in the AWAC gym classroom
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: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1400040723584940/
Advisor: Crystal Hutson (402) 872-2252
President: Kaitlyn Tennant
Meetings: Sunday, 8:00 p.m., TJ Majors 114S
Description: The purpose of this organization is to provide a wide variety of cultural, educational, and social activities and also to promote campus life and school pride.
Advisor: Hal Eltiste (402) 872-2257
President: Lilian Rewerts
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.
Christian Student Fellowship (CSF)
Advisor: Julie Miller (402) 872-2241
Description: Christian Student Fellowship at PSC walks alongside students as they explore the issues of faith, truth and purpose. Our desire is to invest in students resulting in a better campus and world. ALL ARE WELCOME!
President: Chondra Hope
Meetings: Tuesdays, 11 a.m., TJM 230
Description: We are the Peru State College Chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). Our organization is made up of teacher education candidates that are interested in the betterment of the field of special education and the lives of individuals with special needs. Everyone is welcome to join! Visit CEC’s website: www.cecpsc.webs.com
President: Nick Girard
Description: The English Club promotes the appreciation of written expression, encourages worthwhile reading, and fosters fellowship among students interested in English or literature.
Hispanic Latino Student Association
Advisor: Frank Lynott (402) 872-2392
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 http://betamu-psc.webs.com/ for more information.
President: Sarah Newell
Meetings: First and third Tuesday of every month at 11:00 a.m.
Description: Kappa Omicron Rho is a Criminal Justice honors fraternity and is a part of the national organization, American Criminal Justice Society – Lambda Alpha Epsilon. Our club’s objectives are as follows:
1. Improve criminal justice through educational activities.
2. Foster professionalism within the members of the association.
3. Promote professional, academic, and public awareness of criminal justice issues.
4. Encourage the establishment and expansion of the criminal justice program and available activities/trainings available to the entire institution.
5. Provide a unified voice for professionals in, and students of, criminal justice.
6. Promote high standards of ethical conduct, professional training, and higher education within the criminal justice field.
Advisor: Julie Jones-Branch (402) 872-2448
Description: The purpose of the group is to offer students at PSC an opportunity to work together around Early Childhood issues and to connect socially and professionally with others in the field.
President: Rebecca Smallfoot
Meetings: Every Thursday at 11 a.m., Jindra Choir Room
Description: NAfME 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.
Open To: Kinesiology Majors, Physical Education Majors, Coaching Endorsements, anyone interested in health activities.
Description: Phi Epsilon Kappa is a national professional fraternity for persons engaged in or pursuing careers in kinesiology, health, physical education, recreation, and other related fields.
Advisor: Peggy Groff, (402) 872-2438
President: Breanna Parry
Meetings: Tuesdays, 5 p.m., 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.
Advisor: Laura Lippman, (402) 872-2285
President: Ethan Fricke
Description: The purpose of this organization shall be to provide all students of Peru State College with the opportunity to participate in an active and enjoyable group, as well as gain experience in the performing arts by participating in plays, giving speeches and any other method of performance presented to an audience of their peers. At the same time, the organization shall provide the college and community with quality entertainment.
Advisor: Kelli Gardner (402) 872-2387
President: Zach Muschall
Meetings: Every Wednesday at 4 p.m. in the Jindra Lobby.
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.
Advisor: Darrin Coe (402) 872-2232
President: Paige Meyer
Meetings: Second and fourth Thursdays of the month at 11 a.m., TJM 302
Description: The Psychology Club 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.
President: Emily Whipple
Meetings: Tuesday at 11:30 a.m.
Description: The Peru Student Education Association is an active PSC student organization that represents teacher candidates on the PSC campus. The organization’s focus is on engagement with each other, local students and their teachers, other teacher candidates across the region, state, and nation, and the southeast Nebraska community by providing various educational activities and events and participating in various regional, state, and national education association activities and events.
President: Samantha Jackson
Meetings: Second and fourth Thursday’s of the month in Jindra Fine Arts, room 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.
Advisor: Dr. Sheri Grotrian-Ryan (402)-872-2420
President: Lauren Robertson
Meetings: 2nd and 4th Thursdays of months, TJM 3rd floor, 11 a.m.
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.
Please join us for our next meeting!
Advisor: Adam Neveau (402) 872-2383
President: Robbie Gilbert
Meetings: Thursday’s 11:30 a.m.
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: Brooke Earnest (402) 872-2432
President: Aubrey DeBraal/ Haley Jane Benedict
Meetings: 1st and 3rd Thursday’s at 11 a.m.
Description: Rotaract is dedicated to community and international services. Individual Rotary clubs sponsor Rotaract clubs and offer guidance and support, making the Rotaract club true “partners in service” and key members of the family of Rotary.
PSC Rotaract Club is an international service program and one of over 3,000 in the world. Unique to PSC Rotaract, is the sponsorship of area 5 Rotary Clubs in southeast Nebraska.
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. Some of the new projects for 2014/2015 to be added are raising awareness of Childhood cancer in the month of September, helping with the Nemaha County Backpack Program, and also helping with the Community Gardens located in Auburn.
Advisor: Dr. Joanna Cielocha (402) 872-2231
President: Jay Bryant
Meetings: Every other Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.
Description: Science Club is an organization that is open to all majors and anyone who has an interest in science. We provide opportunities to allow students to become familiar with science faculty, build and complete their own resume and CV, and encourage the understanding and reading of scientific literature. We also provide to our community by trash pick-up, collaboration with other clubs, and inspire the youth to get involved with science. As a club we participate in fun science experiments and competitions (e.g., volcano building, flying airplanes, etc.) through basic scientific reactions and models.
Advisor: Jeff Allesandrelli (402) 872-2267
President: Raeanna Carbaugh
Meetings: As needed
Description: Sigma Tau Delta is the international honor society for students interested in English/language arts. Peru State’s Phi Alpha chapter has been in existence for more than 85 years.
President: Chaz Dunn
Meetings: 2nd Thursday’s of the month at 11:30 a.m.
Description: The purpose of SAAC is to facilitate communication and support between athletic teams. The council will plan one 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 Body President: Zak Ruei
Student Body Vice President: Ama Bikoko
Meetings: Every Tuesday at 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 at (402) 872-2329 or email Ellen Larsen at firstname.lastname@example.org.