Penn State World Campus Blue & White Society Chapter

Shawna Culp, Penn State World Campus Blue & White Society Adviser

I am thrilled to share that over the past several months, we’ve been working to establish a Blue & White Society chapter at Penn State World Campus. The Blue & White Society is the student membership of the Penn State Alumni Association, and all World Campus students are invited to join!

Benefits of membership include:

  • have access to networking opportunities using the Alumni Association’s online directory
  • receive a limited-edition Blue & White Society T-shirt each year
  • get a 10% discount at any Penn State Bookstore (excluding textbooks and computer merchandise)
  • strengthen your connection to Penn State

How Do You Join?

To join, you must be a currently enrolled student. The cost of membership for World Campus students is $20 per year. You can join online with a credit card or by charging your annual dues to your student account. You can also join by phone by calling 800-548-LION, option 1.

Nominations for the World Campus Blue & White Society Executive Board

To finalize our chapter, we need to develop an Executive Board — a core group of student leaders who will play a critical role in our current and future success.

If you’re an active member of the Blue & White Society and you’re currently registered for classes, now is your chance to nominate yourself (or nominate a friend) for an exciting leadership position on our inaugural World Campus Blue & White Society Executive Board.  The nomination deadline is April 10, 2011 at midnight (Eastern Time).

The Executive Board will consist of five positions that will provide governance for the organization, establish an agenda of goals, plan events, track our success, provide feedback, and so much more.

The positions include:

After all of the nominations have been received, we will be holding elections. We will be sharing more information about this in the coming weeks!

Please note: campaigning for positions will begin after the nomination period closes.

10 thoughts on “Penn State World Campus Blue & White Society Chapter

  1. Hi Gary-
    I can assure you that our Blue & White Society office does consider it an important matter to make sure our members receive the benefits of their membership. Please email me at to let me know your name, and I will check into it.

  2. Hey Gary,
    I can understand your frustration. I’ll have Shawna look into this next week (she’s on vacation this week) and get back to you.
    Enjoy your weekend!

  3. Liam,

    Thanks for your reply. I meant the t-shirt. I may have ended up caring about the election but, as you might imagine, given that it’s been such a long time since I paid my initial dues and have still heard absolutely nothing from B&W about the t-shirt OR the machinations of B&W, I’m long since past caring. Funnily enough, I actually paid to renew my subscription. Rest assured that I know the second t-shirt will never arrive either, and that I will never subscribe gain. Is your treasurer a child?

  4. Hey Gary,

    Thanks for the comment. Do you mean you haven’t heard about the results of the election yet? Or that you haven’t received your t-shirt?

    I know that someone from the Alumni Association plans to send out an email to members of the chapter next week announcing the new board.

    If you meant the t-shirt, let me know, and I can have someone track it down for you!


  5. Hi Stephen!

    Thanks for your note. I will notify our Blue and White Society Chapter adviser, Shawna Culp, and she can look into why you did not receive a shirt yet. We would hate it if you couldn’t show off your pride!

    Take care,

  6. I also became a member many months ago and never received my T-Shirt! Makes me think the society is being poorly run if this is a common problem (although I admit its a pretty minor problem)

  7. Hi Gary!
    I hope that your support for the World Campus will continue. If you elect me as Director of Membership, I will always be available to answer this issues!
    – J

  8. Hi Gary,

    Thanks for your note. I’ll check with the person who is in charge of the chapter, who will get back to you shortly.

    Liam, student communications

  9. It seems to me I became a member many months ago and yet I find myself wondering- when will the t-shirt arrive?

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