The Penn State Outing Club, PSOC for short, is an entirely student-run organization that is dedicated to experiencing the outdoors in every possible capacity. PSOC was founded in 1920, making it one of the oldest clubs at Penn State. Still running strong today, PSOC club members organize backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, and trail maintenance trips from the Catskills to California. PSOC is dedicated to helping the community through extension programs at Shaver’s Creek and the surrounding trail maintenance groups.
Run by a new crop of crazy officers every year, PSOC members experience new trips and new people every year! Members have majors ranging from Environmental Resource Management and Engineering to English and International Relations. Every fun-loving member is knit together through a mutual love, respect, and appreciation for the outdoors.