"Studies have shown that students who are involved in activities outside the classroom have a better overall experience at college, have better time management skills, and tend to have higher grade point averages." In addition, research studies have shown that certain student organizations and cocurricular activities not only promote student achievement, but also increase general satisfaction with academic experience (Clubs and Organizations, 2006; Campus Activities and Events, 2006)
Take the opportunity to become an integral part of the Penn State Mont Alto community. Join a club and attend campus activities.
GET INVOLVED...STAY INVOLVED!!!
The Student Activities program is an integral part of each student's overall education at Penn State Mont Alto. Activities provide the opportunity for students to enhance interpersonal skills, leadership skills, and self-awareness. In order to maximize cognitive and affective growth, students should be involved in both academic and extra-curricular activities as much as possible.
Students at Penn State Mont Alto participate in planning many of the activities that occur on and off campus. If you are interested in any facet of entertainment, get involved with C.A.M.P. (Campus Activities and Multicultural Programming) or any other club that would like to host a program to promote their organization. All student activities and cultural events are free of charge, unless otherwise noted. To get more information on any campus activity, stop by the Campus Life Office, second floor, 207 Conklin Hall or call Donna Rhodes at (717)749-6057.
Student Activities and Social Events
The Campus Life Office coordinates or collaborates with student organizations to produce a wide variety of events designed to enhance the collegiate experience. Whether the Cultural Activities and Multicultural Programming Board (CAMP) or another of our many clubs sponsors an event, students can always find an opportunity for involvement. Regularly run events include the Laugh Out Loud comedy series featuring nationally renowned comics; Java coffeehouses featuring open mic nights, music and more; and Mont Alto Movie Night, which features the newest movies for free to students. Additionally, throughout the year, we sponsor various talent shows, diversity celebrations, history performances, dance parties, political drives or debates. We offer dances, concerts, hypnotists, novelty programs such as the original butt sketch, caricature drawings, photo novelties and much more! Such activities encourage social interaction and involve students in their campus community resulting in more positive relationship while in college.
The Campus Life Office, in conjunction with Student Affairs, sponsors a wide variety of cultural activities to enhance the out-of-classroom learning experience for all of our students throughout the year. Past performances have brought jazz musicians, Native American Heritage Piscataway Indian Nation Singers and Dancers, Caribbean Steel Drum music, African story-telling, and Latin music. Community members are also encouraged to bring their families to our programs to share in new experiences. We also celebrate and recognize Hispanic Heritage, Native American History, Chinese New Year, Black History, Women's History, National Coming Out Day, and more! We promote and encourage recognition and educational development through musical groups, dancers, theatrical performances, speakers, poetry, and delicious theme meals. Virtually all colleges and universities in the United States have offered a wide variety of campus activities and events that stimulate and encourage social, cultural, intellectual, and recreational interactions by providing learning experiences outside of the classroom.
Student organizations, CAMP, and other campus departments sponsor trips at various points throughout the year to such places as Washington, D.C., New York City, Hershey Park, University Park campus, Philadelphia, Baltimore Harbor, as well as other shopping and local sporting events. Additionally, groups can sponsor nights out around Mont Alto in order to rock climb, hike, play laser tag and more!
Students, faculty and staff at Mont Alto come together to keep the traditions alive while working on the following Special Events that occur every year on our campus including Parents and Family Weekend, Fall Fest, the Easter Egg Hunt, the Academic and Leadership Awards Weekend, Spring Fling, and New Student Orientation, all run through the Campus Life Office.
Wiestling Student Center (WSC)Wiestling Hall is the Student Center on campus. As a Mont Alto student you have access to the following in Wiestling Student Center:
- Student Government Association (SGA) Office
- Student Activities Office
- Programming Space
- Club Meeting Space and Resource
- Study Space
- TV Lounge
- Music practice room - 2nd floor
- WSC Game Room and Lounge
Vending Machine Area
If your club or organization would like to reserve space in Wiestling, please contact the Coordinator of Student Activities, Donna Rhodes, at 749-6057 or stop by the office, located on the first floor of Wiestling Student Center near the restrooms.
Please feel free to stop by anytime! OUR DOOR IS ALWAYS OPEN!
Coordinator of Student Activities
Wiestling Student Center
Other Helpful Links
Penn State Mont Alto Parents and Family Club
- Student Affairs Departments