At Albright, the focus is on the overall education and development of the individual. Our wide range of programs, events and organizational memberships are designed to encourage cultural awareness, intellectual stimulation, and social commitment, and empower individuals to pursue positions of responsibility within their communities.
Campus events are posted regularly and advertised in the Campus Center and in the residence halls. For additional information regarding student activities, programs or organizations, contact the Office of Student Activities, located in the Campus Center
The Albright Experience is a series of events designed to promote students’ participation in Albright’s rich cultural and intellectual life outside the classroom. Each semester The Experience offers a wide variety of lectures, exhibits, concerts, theater, and special events that represent different cultures and points of view. All full-time day students must attend 16 Experience events during four semesters at Albright. The Experience is part of the general studies requirement and is a graduation requirement. This semester’s Experience events are part of the College’s Calendar of Events.
Greek organizations have a long and rich tradition at Albright College. (The campus’ first fraternal organization for men was Kappa Upsilon Phi in 1900.) All Greek organizations at Albright are required to have a national affiliation. Currently, there are three fraternities, three sororities and one coed service fraternity. The Interfraternity Council (IFC) is the unifying body for all fraternities and Panhellenic Council unifies the sororities.
The goals of the Greek community are to instill in its individual members the qualities of citizenship, scholarship, service and respect for oneself and others. Any student interested in joining a Greek organization is required to have completed at least three academic courses at Albright with a minimum 2.5 GPA for sororities and 2.25 GPA for fraternities. The Office of Student Activities works with these organizations to provide guidance, continuity and program support. The member organizations are:
Alpha Sigma Phi
Alpha Delta Pi
Pi Kappa Phi
Chi Upsilon Sigma
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Additional information regarding Greek organizations can be found in the Office of Student Activities, located in the Campus Center.
NOTE: Links to web pages created by student organizations are provided for your convenience and information. Links on these web pages may not be a part of the Albright College web site and Albright is not responsible for their content.
Every year Albright students contribute hundreds of hours of service to the college and the community. The Volunteer Center can assist students in finding long- and short-term projects that match their interests and availability. An agency directory, annual events calendar, and current event flyers are available for student use. In September the Center sponsors a Volunteer Fair to introduce students to area agencies and their volunteer needs.
In 1995, Albright joined Alvernia College, Kutztown University, Penn State Berks, and Reading Area Community College in forming the Berks Council on Higher Education. The community service office of the Council works to incorporate students from the five colleges into community projects through events like College Care Day, the Higher Education Month of Service, Leaders in Service workshops, and established agency fund raisers.
The Albright Volunteer Center is located in the lower level of the Campus Center (near Jake's Place) and is open daily. Go down the steps to Jake's, take a quick right and go through the doors. The Volunteer Center is the first door on the right. Stop by, call 610-921-7621 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.