As college students begin to delve back into books and classes, student organizations start again with upcoming events and to recruit new freshmen and returning students.
Local universities have a wide range of student clubs that are offered, ranging from the popular sororities and fraternities to the lesser-known ones that are perfect for students with unique interests.
Interested in the old past time of knitting or crocheting? The Raging Stitches organization at Lycoming College is for those who enjoy knitting, crocheting and crafting.
The group meets at 9 p.m. each Wednesday in Forest Lounge and welcomes members with or without experience to join. The club works on several projects throughout the year for charity, which include the Medieval Lycoming Table, a spring sale and Blankets for America Squares.
Those who are interested in joining the club may check out the Facebook page or contact Lawrence Mannolini, director of student programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
There also is a club for Pennsylvania College of Technology students interested in high-performance automotive activities.
The Penn College Motorsports Association is a club where "members learn about motorsports of all ranges and aftermarket tuning aspects of the entire automotive industry," said Moshe Betancourt, club president.
"We have a weekly meeting, and afterwards we have a weekly cruise to a predetermined restaurant. On Oct. 9, we will also be participating in the Penn College homecoming Car Show, where we will have a booth set up to sell refreshments," Betancourt said. "We are also currently running a non-perishable food drive and are looking for donations."
Those who are interested in donating canned food to the drive may drop it off at Kenneth Dytrt's office at the Automotive Technology Campus, Room ATC-147. Any students interested in more information about the club and how to join may contact Betancourt at email@example.com.
Any ladies at Lock Haven University who believe they are sophisticated may want to check out the Sophisticated Ladies Club. The club helps exhibit a positive image of all women, especially minority women, at Lock Haven University, as well as promote unity, cultural and academic activities.
The Sophisticated Ladies Club also tries to assist incoming students and interested students with any social or academic problems they might face.
If interested in more information on the club and how to join, contact Jodi Smith, director of student activities, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clubs focusing on a variety of interests are available on each campus and may be found at www.pct.edu/student Activities/organizationsListing.htm, www.lycoming.edu/stu dentprograms/clubs.html and www.lhup.edu/sao/clubs.htm.