Special Interest Groups

Anime Society
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.

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.

College Conservatives
Open to all members of the student body, the College Conservatives promote conservative 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.

College Democrats
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.

Freedom Rings
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.

Hispanic Alliance
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. Hispanic Alli- ance organizes dance nights in the Underground each semester and participates in the annual International Culture Day held on campus.

Indoor Color Guard
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.

Mindcraft Club
Students meet to play Mindcraft and build structures. They are currently working on designing one of the LVC campus buildings within the game.

Pallas Society
The Pallas Society is a campus-based honor society that was 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.

Paranormal Club
The Paranormal Club was established to offer Lebanon Valley College students an opportunity to research, investigate, and discuss paranormal matters. We typically meet on a weekly basis to discuss and plan events. As a club, we have already been on investigations in the Annville area as well as in Maryland. As one of the school’s newest clubs, established in the fall of 2013, we are still trying to get on our feet and find students who are interested in the paranormal. However, we are partnered with a paranormal society out of Maryland who helps us with this process. Our goal is to go on at least two investigations each semester in addition to holding at least one campus-wide event and a fundraiser each academic year.

Quidditch Club
Founded by Carolyn Baldwin ’14, the Quidditch Club not only lets Harry Potter fans get together to celebrate a love of the series, but also to play the fantastical sport of Quidditch. With the club, we hope to form a team to be able to play with other colleges within the National Quidditch Association (NQA). In weekly meetings, we discuss ways for us to establish a name for ourselves on campus and to enter to play with other colleges within the NQA as well as rules and other Harry Potter-related discussions.

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 Lazin Series, Homecoming, and Senior Send-Off.

Student Programming Board
This branch of Student Government plans and implements a variety of social and educational events for the LVC community. The board sponsors coffeehouse performances by LVC students at MJ’s Coffeehouse and a variety of performances (comedians, bands, etc.) nearly every Friday night in the Mund College Center. Lectures and special cultural events are scheduled throughout each semester. Membership is open to all students interested in getting involved in the programming of social and educational events.

Swing Dance Club
LVC Swing Dance Club seeks to provide a warm and friendly environment for students and community members who wish to learn to dance. Members meet once a week to practice and plan a monthly social for the campus.

ValleyFest is Lebanon Valley College’s Spring Arts Festival. First started in 1971, this annual celebration brings together the Lebanon Valley community and fills the campus with art and cultural exhibits. Attracting visitors from around the region, the festival features local arts and craft vendors, theatrical and dance productions, local and regional music acts, children’s activities, food vendors, and much more.