Actions in Motion (AIM) Alpha Mu Omega
American Red Cross Club  Black Student Union (BSU)
Biology Club Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU)
Bobcat Arnis Defense Club Council For Exceptional Children
Campus Activities Board (CAB) Hispanic Latino Student Association
English Club/Writer’s Guild Kappa Delta Pi
Lambda Alpha Epsilon (Kappa Omicron Rho) Nebraska Students for Young Children
NAfME (MENC)
PSC Rotaract Phi Epsilon Kappa (PEK)
Peru’s Individual Leaders of Today (PILOT) Peru Theatre Company (PTC)
Psychology/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)
Science Club Sigma Tau Delta
Student Athletic Advisory Council Student Senate

 

Actions in Motion (AIM)

Advisor: Gina Bittner (402) 872-2366

President: Mackenzie Faris

Meetings: TBA

Description:  NeLCM’s chapter of the Peru State College campus

 

Alpha Mu Omega (Mathematics Club)

Advisor: Paul Hinrichs (402) 872-2234

President: Cassandra Leonard

Meetings: TBA

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.

 

American Red Cross Club

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.

 

Black Student Union (BSU)

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/

 

Campus Activities Board (CAB)

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.

 

Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU)

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

Meetings:

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!

 

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

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

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

 

English Club/Writer’s Guild

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

President: Nick Girard

Meetings: TBA

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

 

Kappa Delta Pi

Advisor: Liz Kearney (402) 872-2398

President:

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.

 

Lambda Alpha Epsilon (Kappa Omicron Rho)

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

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.

 

Nebraska Students for Young Children

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.

 

NAfME (MENC)

Advisor:  Jacob Bartlett (402) 872-2321 and Dr. Kenneth Meints (402) 872-2368

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.

 

Phi Epsilon Kappa

Advisors: Dr. Kyle Ryan (402) 872-2263
Co-Advisor: Dr. Shana Walsh 402-872-2348
President: Dylan Reinhardt

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.

 

Peru’s Individual Leaders of Today Club (PILOT)

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.

 

Peru Theatre Company (PTC)

Advisor:  Laura Lippman,  (402) 872-2285

President: Ethan Fricke

Meetings:

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.

 

People Respecting Individual Differences and Equality (PRIDE)

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.

 

Peru State College Psychology Club

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.

Peru Student Education Association (PSEA)

Advisor: Darolyn Seay (402) 872-2346  Kelly Kingsley (402) 872-2449

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.

 

Phi Alpha Theta

Advisors: Sara Crook (402) 872-2279 and Dr. Justin Pfeifer (402) 872-2268

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.

 

Phi Beta Lambda (PBL)

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!

 

Residence Hall Association (RHA)

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.

Rotaract

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.

Science Club

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.

Sigma Tau Delta

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.

Student Athletic Advisory Council (SAAC)

Advisor: Ted Harshbarger (402) 872-2380, Spencer Vogt (402)872-2450

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 Senate

Advisor: Dr. Michaela Willis (402) 872-2372 , Dr. Gina Bittner (402) 872-2366 and Julie Taylor-Costello (402) 872-2207

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 ellarsen@acornmail.peru.edu.