At Grove City College we believe academic and professional organizations serve as a valuable bridge to learning in the classroom and the vocational work God has called us to do. These organizations provide opportunities to gain practical experience in a field of study prior to graduation and opportunity for leadership development, personal growth, and social interaction.
Contact StudentActivities@gcc.edu to connect with the student organization leader.
The goal of the Accounting Society is to expose students to professional life and current practices related to accounting and business through speakers, seminars, and visits by career professionals in public and private accounting, banking, and finance. The society assists upperclassmen in making job decisions and in informing underclassmen of career opportunities available to accountants. The Accounting Society is open to accounting, business, finance, and economic majors.
Grove City College's student affiliate chapter of the American Chemical Society encourages advancement across all branches of chemistry. Internships and graduate school opportunities are available through guest speakers, seminars, and field trips. Open to all students, the society offers free tutoring to general and organic chemistry students.
Founded in 1894, ASHRAE is an international organization of 51,000 members. The Grove City College student branch advances the art and science of heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration and advances the related human factors to serve the evolving needs of the public and of ASHRAE. The Grove City College branch provides social and professional networking opportunities for engineering students of the College with professionals in the industry of HVAC by attending monthly meetings of the Pittsburgh chapter of ASHRAE as well as participating in tours of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems of area buildings.
The ASME is the professional organization for mechanical engineers. The student section at Grove City College strives “to provide an opportunity for students to begin their professional careers by joining a professional engineering society; to inform students of recent developments in the field through publications, field trips, and meetings; and to promote fellowship and interaction with other mechanical engineers.” The club sponsors meetings with speakers from industry and academia, field trips to local companies, and attendance at conferences which often have competitions.
The Grove City College chapter of ACM exists to create a greater interest in computing and its applications, to be a means of communication between persons with an interest in computing, and to facilitate career development by inviting professionals from the business and academic community to advise students on technical topics and job-related information including internships and full-time job opportunities.
The Grove City College BSW Club is a group of individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in social work. The purpose of the group is to provide connections between current social work students, perspective social work students, social work professionals and GCC faculty. The group upholds Christian Social Work values of service, social justice, dignity and worth, integrity and relationships. The group comes together in education, fellowship, fundraising and service.
The Communications Association is designed to increase interest in communications; to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas; to create a liaison between students and faculty; and to make available to students lectures, speakers, exhibitions, and movies. The Communications Association holds an internship fair in the fall and a speech competition in the spring. It is open to all interested students.
The purpose of the Council for Exceptional Children, a local chapter of the Pennsylvania state/provincial unit of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), is to advance the education of individuals with exceptionalities and to promote related educational, scientific, and charitable purposes.
Crimson Collegiate Investors is Grove City College’s first student-managed stock fund and forum for discussing all things related to investing. Membership is open to all students; the only requirement is an interest in investing. Members identify stocks for investment and those with the greatest potential may be added to the CCI portfolio. This provides members a chance to develop and exercise their investing knowledge using real money, and who knows, maybe one day become the next Warren Buffett.
The Debate Team is intercollegiate and competes at forensics tournaments around the country. Select students represent the College at the Pennsylvania State Championship and at Nationals in parliamentary debate, platform events (oratory), limited preparation events, and interpretation events.
The Exercise Science Club is focused on helping all students find a healthy balance between mind and body providing the campus community access to fitness-based education and activities while preparing competent entry-level exercise science professionals within the exercise science major. The club strives to increase awareness of and opportunity for lifelong physical activity.
Members are informed about current trends in the financial services industry through contact with financial services professionals and access to internship opportunities.
The French Club promotes a deeper appreciation of the peoples and culture of the francophone world and is open to all students interested in French language and culture. Activities include movies, games, baking, and trips to French art exhibits, plays, restaurants, and cafés.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers is the largest professional engineering society in the world. The objective of Grove City College’s chapter is scientific, literary, and educational including the advancement of theory and practice of electrical engineering, electronics radio, allied branches of engineering, and/or related arts and sciences. The society provides students interested in electrical engineering with an opportunity to gain professional insight and experience in their future field.
The Law Society is comprised of students from many majors interested in the field of law. Visits to local law schools and courthouses give members a better understanding of the field.
The Management Association provides students from various majors an opportunity to meet chief executives, business and industrial leaders. Students may sign up at the Student Organizational Fair or at the association’s first meeting.
Comprised of students interested in the field of marketing, the purpose is to encourage and uphold sound, ethical practices in marketing. The group promotes friendly working relationships on campus and in the community.
The National Society of Professional Engineers includes all engineering majors to promote pride and professionalism in the engineering field. Meetings are held weekly.
The Pan-Asian Association focuses on all things Chinese, from language, culture, and society to art, literature, and food. All students are welcome to enjoy a deeper understanding of the legendary Middle Kingdom and learn about China’s broadening global influence.
The Philosophy Club provides opportunity for critical thinking and fellowship with peer students and professors exploring the fundamental, enduring questions of human existence and love of truth.
The Physics Club, formed in 1962, is for students interested in physics and related sciences. The club encourages a broader knowledge and understanding of physics. Meetings are held once a month and include speakers, movies, and tours of industrial research centers.
The Pre-Health Society assists students in preparing for admission to professional programs in the health field. The society aids students as they explore health professions, engage in volunteer activities, and prepare to apply for programs including, but not limited to, medical school, nursing school, physical therapy school, veterinary school, and dentistry school. Upperclassmen with valuable experience in pre-professional coursework offer advice to younger students, and regular meetings occur once each month with additional opportunities throughout each semester.
The purpose of the Secondary Education Society is twofold: 1) to provide pre-service secondary education majors with opportunities for professional development and service that are applicable to the interests of a secondary education major rather than elementary education majors and 2) to unite secondary education majors across discipline areas to create a sense of fellowship throughout the secondary education program.
The Society for International Business Affairs provides a forum for the discussion and study of global business and culture. The organization seeks to educate our community on global matters and provides resources for the independent research of professional possibilities in the international business community.
The Society of Women Engineers focus is to encourage women to achieve their full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, to lend support to academic pursuits, and to promote interest in the areas of engineering and the sciences. Activities include campus and community events such as dinners, field trips, speakers, and visits to senior high school classes. All women in engineering and the sciences are invited.
Comprised of sociology, social work, and psychology majors or other students interested in these fields, the association promotes enthusiasm, knowledge and understanding of these fields. Regular monthly meetings, speakers on related topics, and field trips are planned throughout the year.
The Spanish Club is comprised of students with an interest in the Hispanic culture. The club participates in activities such as films, trips, and the Food Fair and strives for a general appreciation of Spanish culture among language students and the campus.