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Participation in campus activities and organizations is
encouraged at the College. These activities are designed
to enhance interpersonal skills, self-development, and
interaction with others from different backgrounds. Students
have the opportunity to meet other students, faculty, and
staff in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.
Special campus-wide entertainment include homecoming
events, musical events, and various types of popular
entertainment. Resident hall activities include pool, pingpong, and dart tournaments, movie nights, pizza parties,
dorm room decorating contests, and various holiday
The College seeks to provide a genuine environment
that celebrates diversity and fosters cultural support
mechanisms for all students. Monthly events are planned
to learn and celebrate diversity including designated events,
speakers, and activities. Student groups also contribute in
celebrating multiculturalism, including the Black Student
Union, Young Lions support group and the Latino Scholars
The Women's Center
The Women's Center offers a place of solitude for reading
and doing homework; a library of feminist and women's
history books; a television; a small kitchen; a forum for
group discussions, meetings, and workshops; and research
sources on career information and employers.
Human Relations Committee
The purpose of this committee is to provide a positive forum
through which issues of diversity, cultural sensitivity, and
human relations are recognized, understood, and observed
by all members of the Thaddeus Stevens College community.
The Committee works with various constituencies and
organizations on campus to promote communication, equity,
and acceptance of diverse groups. The Committee identifies
and coordinates educational and training opportunities for
students and staff. The Committee provides a confidential
forum for individuals to discuss concerns that may be of a
discriminatory nature and serves as a recommending body
with respect to diversity issues in specific cases or for the
campus community in general. Committee membership is
drawn from all groups representing the College community.
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology maintains an
athletic program of five major intercollegiate sports: football,
cross-country, basketball, wrestling, and track and field.
Contests are scheduled against college and university junior
varsity teams and junior and community colleges in the
mid-Atlantic states. The basketball, cross-country, wrestling,
and track and field programs are presently affiliated with
the National Junior College Athletic Association. These
affiliations allow the College's athletes to compete in regional
and national competition when qualifying standards are
met. The football squad in the Seaboard Conference.
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology offers a schedule
of intramural activities in individual and team sports.
The Intramural Committee is comprised of student
representatives from each vocational/technical area
that organize these activities. Included in the individual
activities are a three-point shooting contest and slam-dunk
contest. Team-oriented sports include volleyball, basketball,
racquetball, and Wiffle ball.
The Schwalm Student Center is one of the focal points of
student activity on the main campus. Completely renovated
by Thaddeus Stevens College students, the center boasts
three floors, offering some of the following attractions:
TVs, snack machines, surround-sound stereo, pool tables,
foosball, snack area with microwaves, drink machines,
lounge/study areas, Bulldog Cafe I, and private offices for
student-led activities. The café is open Monday through
Friday from 8pm to midnight.
Multipurpose Activity Center (MAC)
The 61,000-square foot Multipurpose Activity Center
features a spacious gymnasium with a primary basketball
arena, flanked by courts on either side. Two racquetball
courts, an elevated 110-meter track, several coaching
offices, a training center, extensive locker room facilities,
and seating for approximately 2,000 highlight the center.
The MAC also includes a state-of-the-art cardio area and
an extensive array of free weights and a separate circuit
training area, composed of numerous pin-loaded machines.
Student Organization Policy
Thaddeus Stevens College strongly supports student
organizations that will contribute meaningful experiences
for students to enhance their cultural, social, physical, and
spiritual development. Such organizations shall be open to
all members of the student body. They shall devise rules
that will encourage participation of all interested students
without requirements that might exclude any member of
the student body. The Student Congress shall review and
recommend such organizations. The director of student
services shall assist formalization of these organizations.
American Design Drafting Association (ADDA)
This student chapter of the ADDA shall operate in accordance
with the Articles on Student Chapter Activities as set forth
in the ADDA Constitution and By-Laws. The purpose of
this chapter shall be to disseminate technical information
for improving the science of graphic communications and
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