Leadership and Service Programs
The Office of Student Activities offers a variety of leadership and service opportunities, activities, and programs. We are committed to fostering growth and development of Penn State Students.
Penn State Alternative Breaks
The Penn State Alternative Breaks program provides a variety of opportunities for students to learn more about themselves through service. We offer Fall and Spring Alternative Break Trips.
Fresh START Day of Service is Penn State's largest day of service for incoming first year, change-of-campus, and transfer students new to the University Park campus.
GELE-- Global Engagement and Leadership Experience
Explore what it means to "think global" and how to lead and follow in increasingly multi-national settings.
NHHAW: National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness
NHHAW: National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week brings together students and the community in a common cause to educate each other about poverty in America.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration
The MLK Jr. Commemoration celebrates the legacy of MLK Jr. through several events, including the annual day of service, evening celebration, and social justice oratorical contest.
This unique six-day program helps college students to "lead with integrity."
(Spring Semester Only)
The Leadership and Service Special Living Option (SLO)
SLO: The Leadership and Service Special Living Option (SLO) is designed to engage students in leadership development and service on/off campus. The SLO is housed in Beaver Hall.
Student Engaging Students
Student Engaging Students is a student organization whose mission is to encourage student involvement by facilitating leadership development and promoting community service.
SLPI-- Student Leadership Practices Inventory
The SLPI is a 360° feedback instrument based on rating 30 leadership behaviors related to the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership.
The Volunteer Website, hosted by The Council of LionHearts (http://sites.psu.edu/lionhearts/), is a listing of upcoming volunteer opportunities for students.