Professional and Academic Organizations

Professional and Academic Organizations

ACCOUNTING SOCIETY
The goal of the Accounting Society is to expose students to the professional world and to current issues related to accounting and business. This is done through various speakers, seminars and office visits involving professionals in public and private accounting, banking and finance. These activities help assist upperclassmen to make job decisions and help inform underclassmen of the many career opportunities available to accountants. Accounting Society is open to accounting, business, finance and economic majors.

AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
The Amateur Radio Club exists to encourage and facilitate amateur (“ham”) radio at the College. Membership is open to all students, faculty and staff. Special instruction is offered every fall semester so that those members who are unlicensed may study and prepare to take the Technician-Class Examination.


AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
As a student affiliate chapter of the American Chemical Society, the organization encourages advancement in all branches of chemistry. Internships and graduate school opportunities are made visible through guest speakers, seminars, and field trips. Open to all students, the society also offers free tutoring to general and organic chemistry students.

AMERICAN SOCIETY of HEATING, REFRIGERATION and AIR-CONDITIONING ENGINEERS
The GCC student branch of ASHRAE advances the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration, and related human factors to serve the evolving needs of the public and of ASHRAE. ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of 51,000 persons. The GCC branch also provides social and professional networking opportunities for the 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.

AMERICAN MARKETING ASSOCIATION COLLEGIATE CHAPTER
This organization is composed of students interested in the field of marketing. The purpose is to encourage and uphold sound, honest practices and to keep marketing and its practice ethical. The group promotes friendly relations on campus and in the community.

AMERICAN SOCIETY of  MECHANICAL ENGINEERS
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; 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.

ASSOCIATION of COMPUTING MACHINERY
The GCC chapter of ACM exists to create a greater interest in computing and its applications, to be a means of communication between persons having 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 internship and full-time job opportunities.

BUSINESS INITIATIVE for LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
BuILD is a unique business honorary society that promotes leadership development and acquaints its members with real-world business applications. These objectives are met by visits to businesses, guest speakers and leadership development activities.

CHINESE CLUB
The Chinese Club focuses on all things Chinese, from language, culture and society to art, literature and food. As China’s global stand broadens and her influence increases all students are welcome to enjoy a deeper investigation of the legendary Middle Kingdom with the GCC Chinese Club.

COMMUNICATION and AESTHETICS 
The Communications Association is a group designed to increase interest in communications among students; to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas; to create a liaison between students and faculty; and to make available to the student body lectures, speakers, exhibitions, movies, etc. Communications Association holds the Internship Fair in the fall and the Speech Competition in the spring. Communication Association is open to all interested students.

COUNCIL FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN
The purpose of the Council for Exceptional Children, a local chapter of the Pennsylvania
state/provincial unit of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), shall be to advance the
education of individuals with exceptionalities and to promote related educational, scientific, and
charitable purposes.

EXERCISE SCIENCE CLUB
Exercise Science Club is focused on helping students within the Exercise Science major and those not in the major to find a healthy balance between mind and body. The purpose of the club is to provide the campus community access to fitness-based education and activities while preparing competent entry-level Exercise Science professionals within the Exercise Science major as well as to increase awareness of and opportunity for lifelong physical activity throughout the campus community.


FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
This organization keeps its members informed about current trends in the financial services industry through direct contact with financial services professionals. Internships may also be available to FMA members.

FRENCH CLUB
French Club is composed of students interested in the French language and culture. Club activities include movies, games, baking and trips to French art exhibits, plays, restaurants and cafés. The organization strives to promote a deeper appreciation of the peoples and culture of the francophone world among both club members and the general campus community.

INSTITUTE of ELECTRICAL and ELECTRONIC ENGINEERS (IEEE)
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. is the largest professional engineering society in the world. The objective of Grove City’s chapter is scientific, literary and educational. Its aims include the advancement of the theory and practice of electrical engineering, electronics radio, allied branches of engineering and/or related arts and sciences. It provides students interested in electrical engineering with an opportunity to gain greater professional insight and experience in their future field.

LAW SOCIETY
Law Society is an organization comprised of students from many majors on campus who are interested in the field of law. Visits to local law schools and courthouses help give the members a better understanding of what is involved in this field.

MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION

The Management Association attempts to provide students from various departmental majors with the opportunity to meet chief executives, businessmen and industrial leaders. Interested students may sign up for membership at the Organizational Fair or at the association’s first meeting.

MIDDLE EASTERN CLUB
The Middle Eastern club focuses on many aspects of this wonderful, ancient, intriguing region encompassing Egypt to Iran and Turkey to Yemen. The club discusses the regions antiquity and culture, cuisine and language, geography and religion.

PHILOSOPHY CLUB
The purpose of the organization is to provide an opportunity on campus for students to spend time in critical thinking and fellowship with both their peers and their professors by providing opportunities and means to explore the fundamental, enduring questions of human existence. The organization also seeks to promote the love of truth.

PHYSICS CLUB
The Physics Club, formed in 1962, is designed particularly for students interested in physics and related sciences. The purpose of the club is to encourage a broader knowledge of physics and an understanding of the field of physics. Meetings are held once a month and include speakers, movies and tours of industrial research centers.

PRE-HEALTH SOCIETY
The Pre-Health Society seeks to assist students as they prepare for admission to professional programs in the health field.  The Society aids students as they explore the 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 and in the application process will offer advice to younger students.  Regular meetings occur once each month and various additional opportunities occur throughout each semester.



SECONDARY EDUCATION SOCIETY
The purposes of the GCC Secondary Education Society are twofold: 1) to provide pre-service
secondary education majors with opportunities for professional development and service that are
specifically applicable to the educational interests of a secondary education major rather than an
elementary education major and 2) to unite secondary education majors across content areas and
thereby create a sense of fellowship throughout the secondary education department at Grove
City College.

SOCIETY of AUTOMOBILE ENGINEERS and NATIONAL SOCIETY of PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS
The National Society of Professional Engineers was founded to include all engineering majors. Its purpose is to promote pride and professionalism in the engineering field. Meetings are held weekly.  

SOCIETY for INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AFFAIRS
The Society for International Business Affairs provides a forum for the discussion and study in various aspects of global business and culture. The organization promotes discussion and study of international business issues and seeks to educate the campus community regarding current global matters. Professional possibilities in the international business community can be researched with the help of knowledgeable sources and independent research.    

SOCIETY of  WOMEN ENGINEERS
The Society of Women Engineers is a national organization for women in engineering and other related sciences. Our students' focus is to encourage women to achieve their full potential in career as engineers and leaders, to lend support to academic pursuits and to promote interests in the areas of engineering and the sciences. The activities of the group include campus and community events such as dinners, field trips, invited speakers and visitations to senior high school classes. All women in engineering and the sciences are invited to join.

SOCIOLOGY SOCIAL WORK and  PSYCHOLOGY ASSOCIATION
The association is comprised of sociology, social work and psychology majors and any other students interested in these fields. Regular monthly meetings, speakers on related topics and field trips are planed throughout the year. The purpose of the organization is to promote enthusiasm and expand the student’s knowledge and understanding of these fields.

SPANISH CLUB
Spanish Club is composed of students holding an interest in Hispanic culture. The club participates in activities such as films, slides, trips and the Food Fair. This organization strives for a general appreciation of Spanish culture among language students and the campus as a whole.

SPEECH and DEBATE TEAM
The Speech and Debate team is an intercollegiate team that competes at forensics tournaments around the country. Select students also represent the College at the Pennsylvania State Championship and at Nationals. Students compete in Parliamentary debate, Platform events (oratory), Limited Preparation events and Interpretation events.


 
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