Clubs and Organizations
Students are encouraged to participate in student clubs and organizations. Information about joining clubs, or forming new clubs, is available at www.pencol.edu under Student Life. Individuals can participate in a number of clubs and organizations on campus and in the community. Assistance in joining or forming clubs is available by calling the Director of Student Programs at (360) 417-6533.
Peninsula College has a chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the inter- national honor society for students of two-year colleges. The local chapter, Beta Delta Nu, inducts new members and sponsors a student club. To become a member, individuals must have earned at least 15 credits with a cumulative GPA of 3.7. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The College has designed a wide range of activities to meet the diverse physical interests of the campus population. Included are intramural sports, group recreation activities, special events, and open recreation. Intramural activities are provided for individual and team competition. Activities include basketball, bowling, soccer, and volleyball.
Open recreation is scheduled during mid-day in the gymnasium and throughout the day for personal fitness in the College’s Fitness Center.
Peninsula College offers men’s and women’s varsity basketball and men’s and women’s varsity soccer. The Peninsula College Pirates play in the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC). Prospective players are encouraged to contact the respective coach or the Athletic Director at (360) 417-6533.
Journalism students gain experience and credit while providing the college with the award-winning newspaper, The Buccaneer. Students contribute to stories and photos published online at the college website.
Individuals may also gain publication experience by producing the college literary magazine, Tidepools, which is published annually. Anyone may submit materials to Tidepools in the fall of each year.
Public Service Presentations
College staff members organize a wide variety of programs that are open to the general public as well as to students. They include:
Studium Generale—Lectures, forums, performances, and discussions are presented at 12:35 Thursdays in the Little Theater. Topics represent a variety of interests in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Global Issues and are designed to contribute to a liberal arts education.
Foothills Writers Series—Readings are presented by poets and writers of local, regional, and national note. Each quarter an “Open Mic” program gives students and other area writers an opportunity to share their poetry and prose.
The College also features a Writer-in-Residence program in the spring. Past writers include James Welch, Tim McNulty, Tess Gallagher, Robert Pyle, Debra Magpie Earling, Rick Bass, Mary Clearman Blew, Dan O’Brien, Jacqui Banaszynski, Anna Castillo, Nancy Rawles, Carol Cassella, Lucia Perello, Jane Mead, and Cristina Garcia.
Cultural Enrichment Drama / Music
Dramatic and musical productions performed in the College’s Little Theater and Maier Performance Hall are a natural outgrowth of college courses. Additional opportunities for participation are available to students through Community Players, Port Angeles Symphony, Community Chorus, Olympic Theatre Arts, and numerous instrumental and vocal ensembles in the community.
Longhouse & Art Gallery
Built in 2007, the Peninsula College Longhouse “House of Learning” builds bridges of understanding and knowledge among local tribes, students, educators and visitors by establishing a special place for all students and community members to meet, study, and interact. The Longhouse creates a space on campus to experience and study art, culture, and history and serves as a place to gather for cultural ceremonies, campus programming, and community events that embrace the spirit of the “House of Learning.” The Longhouse Art Gallery features exhibits by regional Native artists, creating a space where artists can share their work and culture with Peninsula College students, faculty, staff, community members and visitors.