Resources

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Penn State Student Affairs provides career services such as individual career counseling, career assessments, and resume and cover letter workshops, and offers a print and digital resource library. It also coordinates career fairs, internship postings, job searches, on-campus interviewing, and opportunities to network with alumni.

Penn State Undergraduate Education works closely with faculty and academic units to create stimulating learning environments inside the classroom while providing avenues for learning outside the classroom. It provides resources to faculty, staff, and students alike, including information about research opportunities and learning communities.

Penn State Outreach and Online Education enrolls more than 13,000 learners through World Campus and provides resources and services to organizations, communities, and individuals. It offers a wealth of student engagement opportunities, sponsors the Faculty Outreach and Community Engagement and Scholarship Awards, and directs Penn State Center Pittsburgh.

Penn State Education Abroad oversees education abroad programs (offering nearly 300 programs each year to many different countries and spread across six continents), facilitates the hosting of international students, scholars, and international visitors, and collaborates with academic units and faculty to cultivate and build strategic partnerships and collaborations around the world.

Penn State Reads provides a shared experience among new students, encouraging intellectual engagement within and beyond the classroom, stimulating critical thinking, and fostering a deeper connection to Penn State’s mission and core values. Throughout the year, new students will have an opportunity to attend lectures, participate in class conversations, attend programming in residence halls, and engage with other students in dialogue about the concepts introduced in the selected book.

Advising Centers
University Park Colleges
College of Agricultural Sciences
101 Agricultural Administration Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-865-7521
College of Arts & Architecture
104 Borland Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-865-9523
College of Earth & Mineral Sciences
14 Deike Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-863-2751
College of Education
228 Chambers Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-865-0488
College of Engineering
208 Hammond Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-863-1033
College of Health and Human Development
5 Henderson Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-865-2156
College of Information Sciences & Technology
104 IST Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-865-8947
College of Liberal Arts
Make an Appointment
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-865-2545
College of Nursing
210 Nursing Sciences Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-863-2229
Division of Undergraduate Studies
101 Grange Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-865-7576
Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications
204 Carnegie Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-865-1503
Eberly College of Science
221 Ritenour Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-863-3889
Schreyer Honors College
10 Schreyer Honors College
University Park, PA
Phone: 814-863-2635
Smeal College of Business
202 Business Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-863-1947
Commonwealth Campuses & Special-Mission Units
Penn State Abington
224 Sutherland Building
1600 Woodland Road
Abington, PA 19001
Phone: 215-881-7328
Penn State Altoona
C112 Smith Building
3000 Ivyside Park
Altoona, PA 16601
Phone: 814-949-5084
Penn State Beaver
102 Administration Building
100 University Drive,
Monaca, PA 15061
Phone: 724-773-3677
Penn State Berks
160 Franco Building
Tulpehocken Road
Reading, PA 19610
Phone: 610-396-6280
Penn State Brandywine
104 Main Building
25 Yearsley Mill Road
Media, PA 19063
Phone: 610-892-1390
Penn State Dickinson Law 
150 South College Street
Carlisle, PA 17013
Phone: 717-240-5000
Penn State DuBois
256 Swift Building
College Place
DuBois, PA 15801
Phone: 814-375-4763
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
125 Reed Student Union Building
4701 College Drive
Erie, PA 16563
Phone: 814-898-6164
Penn State Fayette
108 Williams Building
2201 University Drive
Lemont Furnace, PA 15456
Phone: 724-430-4123
30 E. Swedesford Road
Malvern, PA 19355
Phone: 610-648-3229
101C Frable Building
4000 University Drive
McKeesport, PA 15132
Phone: 412-675-9070
Penn State Harrisburg
W131 Olmsted Building
777 W. Harrisburg Pike
Middletown, PA 17057
Phone: 717-948-6604
Penn State Hazleton
Lower Level Administration Building
76 University Drive
Hazleton, PA 18202
Phone: 570-450-3194
Lewis Katz Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-865-8900
Penn State Lehigh Valley
2809 Saucon Valley Road
Center Valley, PA 18034
Phone: 610-285-5075
101 General Studies Building
1 Campus Drive
Mont Alto, PA 17237
Phone: 717-749-6056
Penn State New Kensington
3550 7th Street Road
New Kensington, PA 15068
Phone: 724-334-6095
Penn State Schuylkill
Ciletti Memorial Library – Lower Level
200 University Drive
Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972-2208
Phone: 570-385-6140
Penn State Shenango
Sharon Hall
147 Shenango Avenue
Sharon, PA 16146
Phone: 724-983-2860
Penn State Wilkes-Barre
Murphy Student Center
University Drive
Lehman, PA 18627
Phone: 570-675-9217
Penn State World Campus
301 Outreach Building
University Park, PA 16803
Phone: 800-252-3592
Penn State Worthington Scranton
6 Dawson Building
120 Ridge View Drive
Dunmore, PA 18512
Phone: 570-963-2505
Penn State York
Main Classroom Building
1031 Edgecomb Avenue
York, PA 17403
Phone: 717-771-4053
Student Engagement Examples

 

The Learning Factory

Community Partners: More than 50 corporate sponsors around the world

Penn State Partner: College of Engineering

Purpose: The Learning Factory develops innovative and world-class engineers by integrating design, manufacturing, and business challenges into the engineering curriculum. Faculty, students, and community partners work together to identify challenges that advance that goal. The Industry Advisory Board continuously monitors, assesses, and recommends improvements to the program.


 

Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship

Community Partners: National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance, United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Children and Youth Empowerment CenterTropical Pesticides Research Institute, Self Employed Women’s AssociationLoyal Jones Appalachian Center, Mavuuno Greenhouse (Kenya)

Penn State Partners: Interinstitutional Consortium for Indigenous Knowledge, Penn State Dickinson Law, International Sustainable Development Projects Clinic, Penn State Altoona Human Development and Family Studies, Tourism Research Lab, Center for Science and the Schools, Africana Research CenterAlliance for Education, Science, Engineering and Development in AfricaFarrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Purpose: The Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship (HESE) initiative of the School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs (SEDTAPP) develops innovative and practical technology-based solutions to address the most compelling challenges facing the developing world and marginalized communities. The initiative seeks the convergence of the tripartite university missions of teaching, research, and outreach to educate globally engaged social problem solvers and create sustainable value for developing communities, while generating and disseminating knowledge and lessons learned.


 

Lower Susquehanna Land and Water Initiative

Community Partners: Dauphin County Conservation District, Tri-County Conewago Creek Association, South Londonderry Township, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Environmental Protection Agency, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Susquehanna River Basin Commission, United States Geological Survey, ZedXChesapeake Bay Foundation, Environmental Credit Corporation

Penn State Partners: College of Agricultural Sciences, Environment and Natural Resources Institute, Penn State Agriculture and Environment CenterPenn State Extension

Purpose: The Lower Susquehanna Land and Water Initiative seeks to increase and integrate Penn State’s education, research, and extension capacity with partners in central Pennsylvania. The Initiative’s signature pilot is the Conewago Creek Initiative. This project creates a collaborative and integrated multilevel, multisector partnership. The collaborative seeks to increase community engagement and adoption of practices to improve water quality in a strategically targeted agriculturally impaired watershed in south central Pennsylvania. The project serves as a “discovery watershed,” providing Penn State and its partners with multiple opportunities for place-based student service learning, and research, extension, and outreach for University faculty and staff.


 

Penn State Center Pittsburgh

Community Partner: City of Pittsburgh

Penn State Partner: Outreach and Online Education

Purpose: Penn State Center Pittsburgh facilitates community-focused learning, student involvement, and solution-oriented research to help enrich the lives of urban citizens, improve the quality of communities, and enhance the success of businesses in the greater Pittsburgh area. Program areas include community revitalization, energy, land use, stormwater management, and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).


 

Center for Health Organization Transformation

Community Partners: Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Susquehanna Health, Mount Nittany Health System

Penn State Partners: College of Medicine, College of Engineering, College of Information Sciences and Technology, College of Health and Human Development, Office of the Vice President for Research

Purpose: The Center for Health Organization Transformation (CHOT) capitalizes on the existing strengths of Penn State and promotes a holistic approach to understanding and solving problems of access and quality in health care.


 

Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center

Community Partners: ClearWater ConservancyMillbrook Marsh Nature CenterState College Bird ClubMount Nittany ConservancyNed Smith Nature CenterPennsylvania Audubon SocietyNational Audubon Society
Juniata Valley Audubon SocietyHawk Mountain SanctuaryGreenTreks NetworkCentre Wildlife CarePennsylvania Association of Environmental EducatorsPennsylvania Association for Sustainable AgricultureAmerican Camp AssociationPennsylvania Society for OrnithologyPennsylvania Native Plant Society

Penn State Partners: Penn State Adventure RecreationOutreach and Online EducationCollege of Agricultural SciencesCollege of Health and Human DevelopmentRecreation, Parks, and Tourism Management ProgramCollege of EducationEberly College of ScienceCollege of EngineeringSchool of Forest ResourcesForest Steward ProgramMaster Gardener ProgramThe Arboretum at Penn StateCollege of Information Sciences and TechnologySustainability InstituteOffice of Physical PlantCHANCE Program

Purpose: Founded in 1976, Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center has been a University resource for student engagement through a blend of credit and noncredit programming, building a bridge between Penn State students and area schools, organizations, and families. The center works to find synergy and interrelationships that connect community outreach and service efforts with undergraduate and graduate teaching and research.


 

Sustainable Communities Collaborative

Community Partner: Borough of State College

Penn State Partner: Sustainability Institute

Purpose: The Sustainable Communities Collaborative (SCC) is the University’s strategic platform and opportunity to develop innovative community-based collaborations that engage Penn State faculty and students in existing courses from across the University through real-world, community-identified sustainability projects. Through the collaborative, Penn State partners with selected communities in Pennsylvania to meet their sustainability goals. Each project is a facilitated effort, involving interdisciplinary faculty expertise and students, co-led by a key community leader and the University’s collaborative staff, to help develop and support thriving, healthy communities and advance student learning and the scholarship of sustainability.


 

Penn State Small Business Development Center

Community Partners: Small business throughout Central Pennsylvania

Penn State Partners: Penn State Extension, Outreach and Online Education

Purpose: The Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides one-on-one consulting and seminars to pre-venture, startup, and existing small businesses located in Centre and Mifflin counties. Consulting is confidential and provided at no charge by a staff of skilled professionals who emphasize education and guidance in finding practical solutions to business problems.


 

PROmoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience

Community Partners: Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development, Pennsylvania Council of Children, Youth, and Family Services, National Institute on Drug AbuseNational Institute on Alcohol Abuse and AlcoholismChildren, Youth, and Families at Risk Grant Program, Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency

Penn State Partners: Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Center, Penn State Extension, Partnerships in Prevention Sciences Institute

Purpose: PROmoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience (PROSPER) utilizes combined efforts of prevention scientists, the extension system, and local schools and community leaders to develop community partnerships that strengthen families and help youth avoid substance abuse and behavioral problems.

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