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Student Organizations

Find information about the Penn State Smeal College of Business Student Organization offerings. This includes upcoming student org events, service oriented organizations, diverse population organizations, business fraternities, major-related organizations, general interest organizations, organizational resources and frequently asked questions (FAQ's).

Student Organization Listings

The Smeal College of Business currently recognizes 40+ student organizations at the University Park Campus. These organizations cover a variety of majors, topics, and specializations. To see if there are any organizations you are interested in joining, check out our organization listing pages for information on each individual organization as well as their contact information

How to become a Smeal Student Organization

Not finding an organization that interests you at Smeal. You can create your own student organization. First you must become a Recognized Student Organization (RSO) with Penn State's Office of Student Leadership and Involvement. To start that process, first meet with the staff in the Office of Student Activities, located in the HUB-Robeson Center, 103. Once you have successfully created your organization you will meet with the President of the Smeal Student Council and articulate a difference of your organization from all the other Smeal Organizations. When that is complete, you will present your organization to the Smeal Student Organization Presidents with a 10 minute presentation and then the Presidents will vote on it. You will become a Smeal Student Organization with a simple majority vote. For more information or questions please reach out to Becky Winge, Smeal Student Engagement Coordinator at raw5960@psu.edu. 

Organizational Resources

Are you part of an organization that is currently recognized by the Smeal College of Business? The Organization Resources page will provide you links to important information, websites, and forms needed to inform us about what is currently going on in your organization, as well as how we can assist you with upcoming events, current campaigns, etc.

Smeal Ethical Leadership Challenge

Another way to become more engaged in Smeal is to get involved in The Smeal Ethical Leadership Challenge (SELC). SELC, which is organized by the Tarriff Center and other departments within Smeal, focuses on improving students’ self-leadership. The challenge has multiple levels, beginning with a focus on building skills and experiences and creating new relationships that will support students’ development into strong leaders—all while putting into action their commitment to the Penn State values. Students completing the challenge will be able to highlight the experience on their resumes, distinguishing them as future leaders. Find out more about SELC here!


Have a question that you are unable to find an answer to? Email Becky Winge at raw5960@psu.edu