TAX SEASON: VITA
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
Accounting and business students, under the direction of Professor Andrew Hildebrand, will host the annual VITA tax preparation service on campus again this year. Beginning Feb. 18, students will help qualified county residents Tuesdays (4–8 p.m.) and Thursdays (4–5:30 p.m.) except during spring break. Call 717-867-6054 and leave a message and the scheduler will return your call or answer any questions.
The Accounting Club is a student organization for all accounting majors. The goals are to provide a means for accounting majors to further their knowledge of and interest in accounting. They have made many field trips to local businesses, such as Harley Davidson, Fulton Bank, Pepperidge Farms, and Crayola. They run a Stock Market Game, open to all students, with prizes for winners. In addition, they have brought in speakers, helped with department activities (Career Day, Mentoring Program, Etiquette Seminar), and sponsored an interviewing workshop.
Audio Engineering Society (AES)
AES is a student-run organization for anyone interested in audio engineering, live sound, etc. The group sponsors software and equipment demonstrations, visits by guest professionals, and provides live sound reinforcement for VALE Records and other events on campus.
The Biology Club increases awareness of and interest in the biological sciences among non-science and science majors. Activities include faculty lectures, guest speakers, field trips, and social gatherings. The club is student-oriented, organized, and operated. The annual fall picnic, co-sponsored with the Department of Biology, introduces freshmen to the faculty and upperclass students. Meetings are held once or twice a month and are open to all students, faculty, and administrators. Freshmen are encouraged to join.
An affiliate of the American Chemical Society, the Chemistry Club is open to all interested students. The mission of the club is the professional, academic, and social development of its members through participation in chemical symposia, student mentoring programs, and departmental-wide seminar series.
Council for Exceptional Children
The purpose of this student chapter is to advance the education of individuals with exceptionalities and to promote related educational, scientific, and charitable purposes. The student chapter assists and provides support to CEC in all its efforts on behalf of persons with exceptionalities.
DigiVal (Digital Valley Club)
Digital Valley (DigiVal) is a club for all students interested in technology and emerging media. The group invites leaders in the industry to speak on LVC’s campus, holds fun social events, and allows students to collaborate and share ideas with others.
Any student interested in the French language and culture may join the French Club. Students need not speak French. The club sponsors parties, films, plays, and field trips, and participates in the annual International Culture Day held on campus.
German Club (Teutonia Vallis)
Any student interested in the German language and culture may join the German Club. Students do not need to know or speak German to become a member. The German Club sponsors German films, parties, and attends Central Pennsylvania’s American Association of Teachers of German meetings. Teutonia Vallis also plans excursions to German events in the area, as well as trips to New York City every fall and spring, where they eat at The Lorelei, a Kölsch Restaurant, and explore various German events in the city such as art galleries, museums, visits to the Neue Gallerie, and the Goethe-Institute. The German Club participates in the annual International Culture Day held on campus.
Green Blotter Literary Society
The Green Blotter Literary Society is open to students dedicated to cultivating campus awareness and appreciation of the literary arts. The society sponsors on-campus presentations, readings, and workshops by professional writers, and publishes an annual literary magazine. Regular meetings help members develop clear, effective writing skills.
Investment Club is a student-run organization that is open to all interested students at LVC. The main goal of the club is to enhance members' understanding of investment strategies, financial markets, and the economy. Members participate in a competitive virtual stock market simulation, which provides an opportunity for real-world application of financial knowledge. The club also arranges visits of guest speakers and finance professionals to broaden members/ understanding of issues of interest to the club.
La Vie Collegienne
La Vie Collegienne is LVC's student-run newspaper. Students are tasked with everything from picture taking, to covering campus events to laying out the pages for print. La Vie's writers are also active on social media, updating fellow students and other followers of campus news via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. Students can opt to get credit for their participation with the newspaper. The newspaper is typically published four to five times a semester. A shorter version, La Vie On the Go, is posted in buildings throughout campus weekly. Learn more in this feature story.
Open to all students, the Math Club is an academic and social group dedicated to furthering interaction among students taking mathematical courses. Academic and career assistance is provided through tutoring, lectures by guest speakers, and field trips to businesses. Social activities include parties and picnics. Learn more in this feature story.
The Lebanon Valley College chapter of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) offers workshops and resources to students majoring in music education in order to provide opportunities for professional development. Membership is open to any student majoring in music education.
National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA)
The purpose of this organization is to help pre-professionals in the communication sciences and disorders/speech-language pathology department for their future careers. The organization plans service events and speakers that can help students grow their knowledge of the field. We welcome any student not within the department to share these experiences with us.
Phi Beta Lambda (PBL)
Phi Beta Lambda is a national fraternity providing opportunities for students to develop vocational competencies. The LVC chapter is very successful and is open to all students. PBL steadily increases membership; develops programs on business etiquette, skills and interviewing; brings in guest speakers for meetings; engages in tours of local businesses; helps with Junior Achievement; and develops and promotes business sponsors. PBL has hosted a regional conference and attended regional, state, and national competitions. Members consistently place in state competitions. The fraternity is an excellent venue for students to develop leadership and technical skills.
Physical Therapy Club
The purpose of this organization is to create a medium for students to communicate between physical therapy faculty and each physical therapy class, to promote health awareness among students and faculty of Lebanon Valley College, and raise funds to promote the PT CURE free clinic. Club members also complete service projects throughout the year.
Pre-Health Professions Society
The Pre-Health Professions Society (PHPS) is a student-run organization whose goal is to promote awareness of careers in the health professions and to help build a community of like-minded students at LVC. The PHPS hosts speakers in the various health professions. Some of the guest speakers include LVC alumni, representatives from professional schools, and local health professionals. The Pre-Health Professions Society holds meetings twice each month and encourages all interested students to join!
This club was founded in the interest of advancing the goals of students from any major who are pursuing post-graduate study and careers in law. The goals are to graduate contentious, honest, and open-minded students who are ready to see their dreams of representing or shaping the law be realized, and to provide a way for both current and future LVC students to support each other. Learn more in this feature story.
The Psychology Club is generally made up of students majoring or minoring in psychology and neuroscience, but is open to anyone on campus interested in the field of psychology. The club gives these students the opportunity to socialize, discuss psychological issues, attend the Eastern Psychological Association Conference, participate in community service, and share ideas on various campus-related topics. The club promotes academic and career development through graduate school/career preparation workshops, peer mentoring programs, and by hosting LVC alumni and community speakers to network and share their professional experiences.
Society of Physics Students
Open to all students who are interested in physics, the Society of Physics Students assists students of physics in developing the knowledge, competence, ideals, enthusiasm, and sense of responsibility appropriate to the profession of physics. Club meetings, field trips, and seminars are all oriented to achieve these goals.
Sociology and Criminal Justice Club
The Sociology and Criminal Justice Club consists of students majoring and minoring in sociology, majoring in criminal justice, and students interested in a look at the “real world.” The club is focused on service learning in the community, academic initiatives, personal growth, departmental unification, and enrichment activities.
Student Pennsylvania State Education Association (SPSEA)
The LVC chapter of SPSEA is open to all elementary, elementary/special, secondary, and music education students. While consisting of future teachers who all share a sincere love for children, the organization meets weekly and participates in local community service projects, provides leadership and professional development opportunities, and promotes political action and advocacy for children of all ages and backgrounds.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program
LVC accounting and business students assist low-income, elderly, and otherwise disadvantaged taxpayers in completing their federal, state, and local taxes. The LVC VITA program is connected with the Money in Your Pocket Coalition, which ties the College’s program with several other tax preparation organizations throughout the country. Please call 717-867-6054 to schedule an appointment or leave a message and someone will return your call.