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    Lackawanna College

    Student Life

    Student Life

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    The Student Life Department offers Lackawanna College students a variety of opportunities that enhance their overall academic experience and foster development of leadership and social skills through an active club network, entertaining programming, and meaningful community service initiatives.

    Student Life is our students’ connection to clubs, organizations, events, programming, activities, community service opportunities, and more.  Student-centered events such as Freshman Orientation, Spring Fling, Homecoming, graduation events, and more are organized through the Student Life Department.

    Students who wish to be involved members of the campus community can get their start with the Student Life Department. For information on any club, organization or activity listed, stop by their office in Suite 105C in Angeli Hall.

    Sign Up to ‘Break a Difference’

    Lackawanna College is inviting five students to participate in the “Break a Difference” alternative Spring Break program in New York’s metropolitan area from March 5-11, 2017. Students chosen for the Spring Break of service will focus their week on helping those most vulnerable, protecting the environment and growing green spaces, and helping children in the community to learn and grow.

    The College will cover the cost of housing in Newark, N.J.; three meals per day; transportation; volunteer programming and supplies; and opportunities to explore nearby attractions.

    Interested students must submit a basic information form, a letter of intent (500-700 words in length), and two letters of recommendation (one from a faculty member and one personal reference). ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1. Applicant interviews will be conducted Tuesday, Feb. 7.

    For more information, see Student Life Coordinator Catherine Fox in Angeli 105E, call (570) 961-7873, or email foxc@lackawanna.edu.

    Download the application and information packet (PDF)

    Clubs and organizations

    For information on all student organizations, please visit the Student Life Department in Suite 105C of Angeli Hall.

    All clubs are listed alphabetically. You can also download our Club Resource Guide!

    3D Women Club (Dedicated. Determined. Driven.)

    3D Women is an innovative club dedicated to empowering young women to maximize their personal and professional potential. Pair up with local role models and enjoy some home-cooked meals while exploring how realizing your potential affects the rest of your life. Learn to make choices rooted in self-confidence and self-respect. You are what you think! Step into the “New You.” Learn to live your passion and purpose.

    Meetings: Wednesday, 4-5 p.m., Seeley Hall lounge

    Contact the advisor: Carole Mason of Elm Park UMC, (570) 342-8264

    Christian Fellowship Club (Bible Study)

    “Study to show yourself approved unto God; a workman needth not be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:16). The Christian Fellowship Club assists members in gaining a better understanding of the Bible, getting to know God through His word, and gaining self-improvement. Through discussion, members learn to understand Bible messages and apply them to everyday life. For daily devotions see the Transformation Church of Scranton, PA’s Facebook page.

    Meetings: Thursdays, 12:20 – 12:55 p.m. in the Admissions Conference Room of Angeli Hall

    Contact the advisors: Rev. Michael Seung of the Transformation Church of Jesus Christ, (570) 332-7851

    COMMunity Club

    COMMunity is dedicated to creating, discovering, and sharing new ways to integrate digital technology and interactive media into education and our everyday lives. COMMunity serves as a platform for students to collaborate with others while further developing their digital technology and media skills. COMMunity provides students opportunities to work with Lackawanna College’s Communications department on digital productions for our college and, most importantly, our local communities. All students are welcome.

    Meetings: Every other Thursday, 12:20-12:50 p.m. in the Angeli Hall Media Studio; Online using Google Hangout, FaceTime and/or Skype.

    Contact the advisor: Andrew Kurilla, Communications faculty

    Creative Arts Club

    The Creative Arts Club offers an expressive outlet for students of all majors who seek space to doodle, draw, craft, creatively write, listen to music, or practice the art of improv. Some drawing materials are provided, but students are encouraged to bring their own supplies. The club actively participates in First Friday Scranton as both artists and spectators. This club meets twice a week for convenience but students can also just drop-in to sit, relax, and be creative.

    Meetings: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:15 – 12:55 p.m. in Room 201 of Angeli Hall

    Contact the advisor: Chris Hughes, Office of Advancement

    Criminal Justice Club

    The Criminal Justice Club is composed of students with the collective interest in various criminal justice agencies. The Club exists to try to give these students better insight into these career paths and give students the ability to make connections with each other and outside agencies to commence with upon graduation.

    Meetings: Thursdays, 12:20-12:55 p.m. in Room 205 of Angeli Hall

    Contact the advisor: Nicole Bradigan, Social Science faculty

    Dance Club

    LC Dance Club members enjoy expressing themselves through all styles and cultures of dance, while having fun and building confidence and offer FREE dance lessons to students, so drop by and start dancing! Members may also perform at select student events on campus.

    Meetings: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 1-5 p.m. in the Functional Training Zone at the Student Union

    Contact the advisor: Karen Legge, Office of Student Affairs

    Falcon Ambassador Board (FAB)

    FAB is a student leadership development program that acts as an extension of the Dean of Students Office. FAB members implement programs that welcome new students by enhancing the College dorm and commuter experience through events and leadership activities. Falcon Ambassadors also act as the College’s tour guides, work to promote all aspects of Lackawanna College, and help communicate College policies to current students. FAB students are involved in diverse areas of campus life and serve as hardworking representatives for the Dean of Students Office.

    Meetings: Thursdays, 12:20-12:55 p.m. in Room 216 of Angeli Hall

    Contact the advisor: Dan LaMagna

    Family Matters

    Family Matters is a group of students who are parents or will soon be parents. Members offer each other advice and support as they navigate through college juggling the demands of academic and family responsibilities.

    Meetings: Thursdays, 12:20-12:55 p.m. in Suite 110 of Angeli Hall

    Contact the advisor: Chris Kiehart, Disability Services

    Fitness Club

    The mission of the Fitness Club is to promote, encourage, and develop interest in fitness on campus. The club will discuss health related information and offer weight loss and fitness classes that encourage a healthy lifestyle. We will also help plan and participate in community walks, races, and fitness programs. The goal of the club is to live a balanced life academically, athletically, and socially.

    Meetings: Tuesdays, 12:20-12:55 p.m. in the Falcon Fitness Center at the Student Union

    Contact the advisor: Mike Rickert, Fitness Center

    Human Services Club

    The mission of the Human Services Club is to make a positive difference in the lives of others through education and opportunities that enhance the academic experience of Human Services students. Through the delivery of service projects, we aim to work collaboratively with collegiate and community partners to establish meaningful connections, working toward the betterment of the communities in which we live. We promote the values and standards set by the National Organization of Human Services Educators and Human Services Professionals.

    Meetings: Thursdays, 12:20-12:55 in Room 207 of Angeli Hall

    Contact the advisor: Marsha Pigga, Student Wellness Program

    Lackawanna College Veterans in Action (LCVIA)

    LCVIA was formed to facilitate the interaction of student veterans on campus. In addition to working as a support system, members are involved in the local community where they work with, and give back to, other veteran’s initiatives.

    Meetings: Thursdays, 12:20-12:55 p.m. in Room 205 of Angeli Hall

    Contact the advisor: Catherine Fox, Office of Student Affairs

    Phi Beta Lambda (PBL)

    PBL’s purpose is to ignite innovation by combining business and education in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. Members compete in state and national competitions and students of all majors are invited to join.

    Meetings: All meetings held from 12:20-12:55 p.m. in Room G08 of Angeli Hall.

    Executive Board, first and third Thursdays.

    General meetings, second and fourth Thursdays.

    Contact the advisors: Beverly O’Hora, Career Services; Suzanne Cercone, Office of Academic Affairs

    Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

    Beta Kappa Alpha, Lackawanna College’s chapter of the national Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, recognizes academic achievement and encourages student success through resources, emphasizing college completion, professional development, leadership skills, and participation in campus and community service projects.

    Meetings: 1:15-2 p.m. in Room 201 of Angeli Hall.

    Spring 2017 meeting dates: Feb. 10, March 10, April 7, and April 28.

    Contact the advisor: Katherine Fisne, Math faculty

    Pineapple Club (Hospitality & Culinary Club)

    The Pineapple Club’s mission is to help and serve the community through hospitality and culinary experiences on and off campus. Students of all majors are welcome to join!

    Meetings: Tuesdays, 12:30-12:50 p.m. in Classroom D of Healey Hall

    Contact the advisors: Stephanie Decker, Culinary faculty; Sara Grande, Culinary faculty

    P.R.I.D.E. (Peace, Respect, Inclusion, Dignity & Equality)

    PRIDE is a group of caring individuals seeking to carry the message of hope, understanding, and support within the LGBTQ student community. Allies are welcome!

    Meetings: Thursday, 12:20 – 12:55 p.m. in Suite 110 of Angeli Hall

    Contact the advisor: Chris Kiehart, Disability Services

    Ski Club

    The Lackawanna College Ski Club skis on Saturdays (weather permitting) at Montage Mountain. Ski orders and payment are due the Wednesday prior to Saturday, and an email is sent every Monday letting members know if the group will ski or not that week. Tickets are good for the entire day (8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.), and all skiers must sign a waiver to participate.

    Meetings: Saturdays, any time between 8:30 and 10 a.m., Montage Mountain Ski Resort

    Contact the Advisor: Suzanne Cercone, Office of Academic Affairs

    Student Government Association (SGA)

    SGA is the executive and legislative arm of the student body, serves as a liaison between the College’s administration and students, and plays a pivotal role in the planning and coordination of programming activities on campus. SGA offers students opportunities for development of their leadership skills through interaction with College administrators, community organizations, and other student clubs, as well as attendance at a variety of conferences.

    Meetings: Tuesday, 12:20 – 12:55 p.m. in the Board Room of Angeli Hall

    Contact the advisor: Karen Legge, Office of Student Affairs; Deidre Sears, Student Union Lounge

    S.W.A.T. (Student Wellness Action Team)

    The goal of SWAT is to promote positive lifestyles, positive choices, and total wellness for all students of Lackawanna College. SWAT serves to assist students in enhancing their social, emotional, physical, nutritional, intellectual, and spiritual development through the creation and promotion of wellness events and activities in conjunction with the Lackawanna College Student Wellness Program.

    Meetings: Thursday, 12:20 – 12:55 p.m. in Room 202 of Angeli Hall

    Contact the advisor: Tina Bruno, Office of Student Affairs

    V.O.L.C. (Volunteers of Lackawanna College)

    VOLC is a monthly opportunity for students and staff to work together providing services in the local community. The outings allow students to become better acquainted with the concept of what it means to be a volunteer and an integral part of the social fabric. Additionally, the trips afford staff and students to intermingle in an off-campus environment and recognize each other as individuals.

    Meetings: One Friday per month, 1 – 3 p.m. with pre-scheduled community organizations

    Contact the advisor: Catherine Fox, Office of Student Affairs

    Women’s Empowerment Club

    The Women’s Empowerment Club’s mission is to establish a strong community of adults on campus dedicated toward improving self-awareness, enhancing character, and gaining confidence within one’s self. This club strongly promotes the general welfare of women through its use of education and skill building, planning College-wide awareness events that promote the mission, and networking with community connections and local agencies to promote and support events, College activities, and community service projects.

    Meetings: Tuesdays, 12:20 – 12:55 p.m. in Room 202 of Angeli Hall

    Contact the advisor: Tina Bruno, Office of Student Affairs