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Student Activities

Kanbar Campus Center 301

215.951.2744

Fax: 215.951.2644

Email: studentactivities@philau.edu

www.philau.edu/studentactivities

Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

I. Overview

The Student Activities Office provides programs, facilities, resources and services to meet the needs of Philadelphia University. The office facilitates the majority of campus events and programs at the University. The office oversees and acts as principle advisors to the clubs and organization community on campus including performing arts and greek life.  They plan large scale campus traditions including Ram Jam and Family Day. Student Activities is home to Commuter Programs and Services. The Office also oversees the operation of the Kanbar Campus Center, Campus Reservations and the Campus ID (Campus Card) system.

II. Student Organizations

Student organizations are a valuable component of the student experience at Philadelphia University. Through their activities and efforts, organization members develop interpersonal skills, develop their leadership style, and learn to motivate, delegate and work with diverse people. Most students find their work extremely rewarding; they not only make lasting friendships through organizations, they also have a visible impact on the life of the campus.

Through their initiatives, student organizations bring new concepts and ideas to campus in support of the academic mission. The social events they plan create energy, establish traditions and provide opportunities for students, faculty and staff to interact outside the classroom and office. Their involvement in the governance of the institution improves programs and services, while their community service efforts improve the quality of life for those who need it most.

The University supports student organizations by creating a system in which students may exist and flourish. The Student Activities Office is eager to assist students in starting an organization, providing information on how to establish a group, funding, and participate in leadership/management workshops. The Office regularly provides advice and training to student groups that are currently recognized by the University.

III. Student Governance

Student Government Association (SGA): When the semester begins, students are encouraged to stop in at the student involvement fair or the SGA office in the Kanbar Campus Center. The student leadership is always willing to discuss areas of interest and concerns with students. Students may also leave a message in the SGA mailboxes located in the Kanbar Campus Center or reach them by email at SGA@philau.edu.

SGA not only works for the students, but also with the students. Members of the Executive Cabinet have a great interest in getting everyone involved, not only to provide them with opportunities to grow, but also to provide SGA with fresh enthusiasm. Take a stand and get involved. All full and part-time students can get involved in SGA. All registered students have the right to vote in SGA elections.

IV. Campus Activities Board

Campus Activities Board (CAB) is the University's premiere student organization for the planning of programs and activities. CAB is mainly responsible for the planning of weekend activities on campus for PhilaU students. They also play a huge role in Welcome Week as well as other large scale events. Membership to this group is open to all students.

V. Clubs and Organizations

The list of clubs and organizations is always changing from year to year due to student's interests. For an updated listing of registered clubs and organizations feel free to check out the Student Activities website at http://www.philau.edu/studentactivities/ClubsandOrgs/index.html. An updated list can always be found there.