Special Interest Groups
Asian Society in Action (A.S.I.A.)
A.S.I.A. is a student organization whose purpose is to promote Asian culture from a national and global perspective. Every year, the organization sponsors a series of films, events, dances, music, food, and other campus activities. The organization also attends a national student conference on Asian culture.
Active Minds is a national organization that works to utilize the student voice to change the conversation about mental health on college campuses through cam-pus-wide events and informational sessions and activities. Active Minds is a stu-dent-run mental health awareness, education, and advocacy group that works to increase students’ awareness of mental health issues, provide information and resources regarding mental health and mental illness, encourages students to seek help as soon as it is needed, and serves as liaison between students, professors, staff, faculty, and the mental health community.
The Anime Society is an organization dedicated to promoting Anime (Japanese animation), which is known throughout the world for both its thematic and technical sophistication. Its primary activity is hosting showings of various Anime series and films for the relaxation and socialization of the campus community.
Open to all members of the student body, the College Conservatives promote con-servative values and encourage interest in the governmental process. Activities include bringing conservative speakers to campus, encouraging values on campus, and participation in the campaigns and elections of various candidates.
Formed to encourage and support the ideals of the Democratic Party, College Democrats is open to any student interested in politics who wants to become involved with party activities
Colleges Against Cancer
CAC gives students the opportunity to bring the fight against cancer to the Lebanon Valley College, while receiving support and guidance from the American Cancer Society. With currently more than 450 chapters nationwide, thousands of college students are making an impact on their campuses and the surrounding communities. CAC chapters focus their efforts on four main committees– advocacy, cancer education, Relay For Life, and survivorship. In 2012, we have also added a fundraising committee. We work throughout the year to raise funds for our main event, Relay For Life, which is held every spring in the Arnold Sports Center.
LVC’s Commuter Club was established to better the on-campus experiences of commuting students through activities and events such as trips, parties, fundraisers, and community service activities, as well as the discussion of issues and ideas that are important to commuting students. It is our goal that commuters become better integrated into regular campus life. Membership is open to all students. Members are expected to pay yearly dues and participate in a reasonable amount of fundraising and community service activities.
Freedom Rings is the student organization committed to fostering understanding about issues effecting the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individual. Membership is open to all people committed to this mission, including heterosexual allies.
The F-Word is a student-run organization that raises awareness about feminism issues by sponsoring activities and promoting discussions for the campus community. The organization was founded on the idea that gender equality is an important issue at LVC and without recognizing it nothing can change. To that end, we believe that feminism affects everyone and it needs to be discussed. Membership is open to all women and men on campus.
This organization teaches and helps its members to improve color guard skills and hopes to perform at events. All students are welcome to join. Members meet and practice weekly.
LVC Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
LVC ASD is a club for those who have been formally diagnosed with autism or those who are interested in learning more about autism. The club is dedicated to educating others about and supporting others with this disorder. The organization does its best to create a non-judgmental environment where members can grow as people and be proud of who they are.
LVC NORML (National Reformation of Marijuana Laws) is a group of students with a similar interest in change. It is for anyone who believes marijuana laws are unjust and need to be changed. It is also for anyone who believes in medical reform for the drug and decriminalization. The group is very politically active and organizes many awareness events throughout the academic year. For more information, visit norml.org
The Pallas Society is a campus based honor society established at LVC on April 19, 2009. Invitations for the inaugural members of the Pallas Society were extended to students, institute faculty, and staff from the past two Social Justice Institutes, selected LVC alums that were instrumental in promoting social justice, and students who participated in the 2006 Social Justice Collaborative.
Student Alumni Association (S.A.A.)
The Student Alumni Association is an on-campus organization designed to bridge the gap between LVC students and alumni. Members learn the importance of being active alumni and strive to establish relationships with alumni for the benefit of all students. S.A.A. members participate in many annual College events including the Latin Series, Founders Day, Oktoberfest, Senior Send-Off, and Alumni Weekend.
Swing Dance Club
The Swing Dance Club is a student-run organization meant to promote interest and educate students in forms of dance from the earlier 1900's, including but not limited to East Coast Swing, Charleston, Collegiate Shag, and Lindy Hop. In addition to the dance steps, members also learn about musicality and visit several of the local dance venues. The SDC holds one social dance per semester open to campus. In the spring, members will organize a charity dance.
Taekwondo is a martial art from Korea similar to Japanese karate and Chinese kung Fu. Taekwondo is an Olympic sport and the most widely practiced martial art in the world. It combines traditional technique with practical self-defense and is an exciting, fast-paced competition sport. Beginner and advanced martial arts students are welcome.
The Draft is a creative writing group that is interested in creating a community of creative writers and helping members get published. The club hosts poetic and fictional writers on campus.
United Hispanos Alliance (UHA)
Any student interested in Spanish/Hispanic culture is welcome to join. The club sponsors cooking lessons and trips to N.Y.C., Washington, D.C., and local restaurants. UHA organizes dance nights in the Underground each semester and participates in the annual International Culture Day held on campus.
ValleyFest is the Lebanon Valley’s annual spring arts festival, hosted by Lebanon Valley College. ValleyFest is almost completely student run and planned, with the process beginning at the start of each academic year. Look for information about the 2013 festival. There is sure to be something for everyone!