The College of Business, Communication and Leadership embraces our interconnected global world and delivers a welcoming, inclusive and vibrant academic community. We pride ourselves on partnering with our students, professors, staff, alumni, and community partners to offer award-winning clubs, honor societies, learning opportunities, meaningful experiences, and exposure to successful organizational leaders.
Student Clubs and Societies
Phi Beta Lambda
The Alvernia University Phi Beta Lambda Chapter has won many state and national awards. Since its formation in 1988, the Chapter has become well-known for its excellence, earning the prestigious Hollis & Kitty Guy (national) Gold Seal Award of Merit numerous times. In competitions, the Alvernia PBL Chapter regularly participates in state and national workshops and conferences are active in campus projects and complete community service projects.
The Alvernian is Alvernia University’s monthly student newspaper, assembled by students in Journalism Workshop and Newspaper Production. The Alvernian covers campus and community events, as well as stories happening in the greater Berks community. Contributors can submit their stories to BCTV.org where they are shared with a larger community audience.
Delta Mu Delta
Delta Mu Delta is a business honor society that recognizes and encourages academic excellence of students to create a community that fosters the well-being of its individual members and the business community through life-time membership.
Alvernia has partnered with TRIOSE Inc. to provide experiential learning opportunities for the university’s students. The dynamic program allows students to gain valuable insight into real-world experiences directly from regional industry executives. Students also learn about the specific skills that leaders are looking for in college graduates, various leadership styles and real-life professional scenarios.
Clubs and Activities
Alvernia presents endless opportunities for students to gain leadership, problem solving, collaboration and teambuilding skills. Through more than 50 campus clubs and organizations, students hone lifetime skills essential for any industry or field of study.
Through a collaboration with Alvernia, Berks Community Television (BCTV) moved its operations to a new studio and office setting at the university's John R. Post Center at Reading CollegeTowne.
Alvernia has finalized the purchase of a 30,000-square-foot building at 500 Progress Avenue in downtown Pottsville. The latest addition to the Alvernia campus footprint will undergo a $6 million renovation project to become the centerpiece of Pottsville CollegeTowne, the innovative strategy of expanding the campus into the downtown area to continue its Franciscan mission of education, service and community engagement.
Philadelphia Community-Based Campus
Alvernia's Philadelphia Campus offers several bachelor and graduate degree programs that can help adult learners achieve their goals at an affordable price. Flexible scheduling includes evening and weekend classes, and personal attention from a caring and supportive faculty.