Student Activities & Athletics

The Office of Student Activities coordinates and administers a wide variety of programs and activities that provide opportunities for socialization, recreation, leadership, and personal growth both within and beyond the campus community.


Be a part of the team! Athletics are an excellent way for student athletes to continue their careers after high school. Pennsylvania Highlands offers students intercollegiate opportunities including eSports, men's basketball, men's and women's bowling, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's golf, women's softball, and women's volleyball. At Pennsylvania Highlands, you will also find an enthusiastic athletic staff who value academics and athletics and who will be committed to helping you succeed in the classroom and on the playing court.

The Black Bears participate in the Western Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference (WPCC) and the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).

As a member institution of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), Pennsylvania Highlands is governed by the eligibility rules and laws of the NJCAA. The majority of our competitive schedule is with other two-year college opponents as a member of the Western Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference.


Student bulletin boards can be found at all College locations. All informational flyers must be approved and stamped with an expiration date by the Office of Student Activities and Athletics before being posted. At the Centers, please visit the Center director for assistance with posting information to the bulletin boards.


The Student Senate serves as the direct communication vehicle between the student body and the school administration. Since its inception, it has relayed student input on numerous subjects related to the College and has representatives on several college committees. Student Senate representatives also provide input on student activities and suggestions on student life opportunities at Pennsylvania Highlands. The Student Senate is the coordinating body for all student organizations and its membership is comprised of up to two representatives from each student group in addition to senator's at large (those not belonging to a particular organization). The President of the Student Senate is elected annually by a vote of the student population as a whole and serves as a Honorary College Trustee.