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    Student Life

    Student Life

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    The mission of the Student Life Department is to offer a variety of events, programs, clubs, activities, and service projects that enhance the academic experience of Lackawanna College students. Participation in student organizations and activities allows students to develop their leadership and networking skills through interaction, involvement, and service, as well as strengthen their connection to the College.

    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.

    Contact Karen Legge, Director of Student Life, at leggek@lackawanna.edu with any questions, comments, or suggestions, and check out the Lackawanna College Student Life Facebook page for updates on all of our events!

    Alternative Spring Break

    Are you interested in using your Spring Break to volunteer? You can “break a difference” with your fellow Falcons!

    Five Lackawanna College students will be traveling to Washington, D.C., in the Spring 2018 semester to help those in need. All expenses including transportation will be paid, with the exception of personal spending money.

    Complete your application and return it to Student Life Coordinator Catherine Fox in Angeli Hall, Suite 105E, email questions to foxc@lackawanna.edu, or call (570) 961-7873.

    Download the application form (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!

    Accounting Society

    The Accounting Society serves to complement the academic studies of accounting and business majors in order to provide a better understanding of the accounting profession and the opportunities available after graduation. Members will establish important friendships and networks that extend beyond their time at LC, not only with one another, but with practicing professionals in the field. Members will continuously enhance their personal and professional development through a variety of events and outings, including service to the community, in order to develop career-ready graduates who will contribute effectively and ethically to their future organizations and society as a whole.

    Meetings: Tuesdays, 12:20-12:55 p.m. in Room 215 of Angeli Hall

    Contact the advisors: Angela Bassani, accounting faculty; and Richard Kolas, accounting faculty.

    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” and 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 Communication 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: Email Karen Legge for meeting dates and times.

    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 206 of Angeli Hall

    Contact the advisor: Denise Larson, Dean of Students’ Office

    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 experience of Human Services students. Through the delivery of service projects, members aim to work collaboratively with collegiate and community partners to establish meaningful connections, working toward the betterment of the communities in which they live. The Club promotes 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 the Veteran’s Lounge (G08) 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; students of ALL majors are invited to join.

    Meetings: All meetings held from 12:20-12:55 p.m. Meeting location to be announced.

    Executive Board, first and third Thursdays.

    General meetings, second and fourth Thursdays.

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

    Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

    Beta Kappa Alpha, LC’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: Email Katt Fisne for meeting dates and times.

    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!

    Meetings: Email Sara Grande for meeting dates and times.

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

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

    P.R.I.D.E. 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 LC Ski Club skies 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: Email Dr. Cercone for ski outing dates and times, 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. As part of student government’s role in institutional governance, an officer sits on the student judicial board for student disciplinary appeals. An officer also sits on the Student Policy Review team, where review of student policy occurs on a semi-annual basis.

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

    Contact the advisor: Karen Legge, Office of Student Affairs

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

    V.O.L.C. is a monthly opportunity for students and staff to work together providing services in the local community, affording staff and students to interact in an off-campus environment.

    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., Room 202, Angeli Hall

    Contact the advisor: Tasha Saint-Louis, Tobin Hall resident hall advisor