Friends of the Pen Inspire Yourself. Inspire Others." GCU's Friends of the Pen embraces the idea of artistry with purpose: Breathe life into people through community and creation. We believe in creating characters and embracing our own characters - we want others to know that they are not alone. Our club is one of acceptance and community; we encourage you to seek and fulfill your personal goals while you volunteer and build community with us through fun activities like hiking, eating together, attending poetry nights and playing board games! We invite all GCU students to join us as we find our purpose and discover the true depths of our characters.