World Campus Psychology Club
The World Campus Psychology Club (WCPC) is dedicated to supporting Penn State University World Campus undergraduate psychology students. The mission of the club includes building community and identity by encouraging members to share ideas and experiences, and offering support to one another in pursuit of present and future educational goals. In addition, WCPC fosters developing interests in the various professional fields of psychology by sponsoring faculty and guest presentations, as well as peer discussions on current research topics and news from professional development organizations. Providing opportunities for members to enhance the leadership and communication skills necessary for success in academic and other pursuits is also a top priority.
Since its inaugural semester in the fall of 2009, the WCPC has made exceptional strides. In fact, it is the first fully online student organization focusing on psychology in the world! The WCPC has received national recognition from sources such as USA Today and NPR Radio. Over the past year, the club has surpassed over 200 members and provided public events on topics such as gaining entry into graduate school, various subspecialties in psychology, and an introduction to Dr. Richard Carlson, lead faculty member for the online psychology program. In addition, the club publishes a biannual newsletter, Mind Over Matters, which is now evolving into our blog.
To date, Penn State’s World Campus has accepted over 900 students into the online psychology program. The club has hosted many speaker events. Many of these events are available for viewing.