College life is so much more than just classes. You can choose from a great variety of ways to get involved outside the classroom. In your Activities Planner, you will find many events listed that will broaden your horizons and enrich your experience as a student.
For more information about participating in the groups listed here or others, see your Activities Planner, check your registration materials, or check Eagle’s Nest for announcements.
Collegians and Greek Rush
Identified by a mascot and Greek letters, collegians are student organizations that provide opportunities for sports, Christian service, leadership, and outings. If you are a new student, you will get to join one of PCC’s forty-eight collegians at the end of the second week.
You will be able to visit collegian booths and watch the Greek Rush Parade to help you determine which collegian to join.
Academic clubs are student-led organizations overseen by a faculty sponsor. These clubs meet approximately once a month and provide a forum where club members, alumni, and professionals in the field can network and discuss current topics in their field. If a club is intended for students in a specific major, that limitation is indicated when club meetings are announced. Students who are interested in starting an academic club and who have a PCC faculty member willing to serve as the sponsor should contact the Student Activities Office for information about the approval process and club guidelines.
Consider trying out for PCC’s intercollegiate teams: Eagles basketball and soccer or Lady Eagles basketball and volleyball. PCC is a member of the NCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association).
You can also get involved in a wide variety of intramural collegian sports, ranging from soccer and flag football to broom hockey, kayaking, and paintball. Learn more about these events in your collegian meetings, or ask your collegian’s athletic director.
Eagles Blue Crew
One way you can get involved is through the Eagles Blue Crew. This is a coed group of athletes who work together to engage fans at Eagles events by leading chants and performing tumbling and stunting skills.
Each semester, current students can go on numerous off-campus outings; zip-lining and playing games at Camp o' the Pines, canoeing, or attending local baseball games are just a few options.
The purpose of student leadership opportunities is to train students in leadership skills through various college functions and to provide the students an avenue for input on co-curricular and extra-curricular activities that enhance their spiritual, intellectual, moral, cultural, and social development. Student leaders have a valuable influence in our campus community. Officers are elected to lead student organizations like Student Body, Mission Prayer Band, and collegians. Collegian presidents also form the Pan-Hellenic Council, which assists the College in overseeing collegian activities by discussing new ideas and making recommendations.
If you can sing, play an instrument, or act, you will find plenty of chances to use your abilities in any of the following groups:
Fine Arts Series: These dramatic or musical productions are presented by PCC faculty and students or guest artists. Some of our recent productions have been The Pirates of Penzance, Elixir of Love, A Christmas Carol, and La bohème.
Dramatic Productions: Students in the Dramatic Productions class learn how to produce a play, and any student may try out for a part. These popular productions, such as The Mousetrap or Cheaper by the Dozen, almost always sell out.
Proclaim Ministry Teams: PCC’s music and drama ministries travel the country during winter and summer breaks. The teams visit Christian schools and churches promoting PCC and, more importantly, using their God-given talents to affect lives for eternity.
Spirit Singers: This talented group of students sings together in Student Body meetings, at our annual Christmas Lights program, and for other special events on campus.
College Musical Groups: You may also audition to join various choirs, the PCCymphony Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Handbells, or instrumental groups.
Student Musical Groups: Use your talents for the Lord by performing in chapel or Sunday school with a student-organized music group.
Music Check Procedures (See Eagle’s Nest.)
Keep the following in mind when organizing your music group:
- All music must be approved before it can be performed on or off campus.
- Music groups may be as large as twelve.
- Groups may not use any of PCC’s recording studios for rehearsals or recording.
- All group members must return to their respective Sunday school classes after performing.