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Adult Learner Programs & Services

College is exciting and challenging for non-traditional undergraduate students. Whether you are coming back after having been out of school for several years, or this is your first college semester, we want to help you navigate campus resources that will complement your academic, personal, and career goals.

Contact

210 Boucke Building
University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-863-7378

Email: contact the coordinator

Campus Recreation

With so many recreation opportunities, you can stay fit, have fun, reduce stress, learn a new sport, or explore the outdoors. The Penn State student fee gives you access to most of our recreation spaces so find your challenge and get moving.

Contact

IM Building
University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-867-5659

Email: campusrec@psu.edu

Career Services

Career Services is committed to offering a comprehensive array of programs and services that supports and facilitates career development for all students. Programs and resources are provided to assist students and alumni in specifying career goals, expanding knowledge of career alternatives, understanding effective decision making, and acquiring appropriate strategies and skills to carry out the process.

Contact

101 Bank of America Career Services Center
University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2377

EmailAskCS@psu.edu

Center for Character, Conscience, & Public Purpose

The Center for Character, Conscience, and Public Purpose strives to inspire every Penn State student to live a life defined by a strong character, a thoughtful conscience, and an understanding of their responsibility for the public good. The Center offers programs and services designed to challenge students to reflect on questions of personal conscience and character and equip students with the understanding, motivation, and skills of responsible citizenship.

Contact

102 HUB-Robeson Center
University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-867-6402

Email: thecenter@psu.edu

Center for Spiritual & Ethical Development

The largest multi-faith center of its kind in the country, The Pasquerilla Spiritual Center is home to the Center for Spiritual and Ethical Development at Penn State. The Center offers a welcoming, safe, inclusive environment, and aims to promote an environment of appreciation and respect for religious and spiritual diversity.

Contact

111 Pasquerilla Spiritual Center - Eisenhower Chapel
University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-6548

Email: spiritual@psu.edu

Office Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm Monday - Friday

Facility Hours: 8:00am-10:30pm 7 days/week

Collegiate Recovery Community

The Penn State Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) is a program of Student Affairs that supports students in recovery from alcohol and other substance use disorders by providing ongoing support for major lifestyle changes, a commitment to help students in recovery find success at Penn State, and a community that reinforces healthy and sustainable habits of mind, body, and spirit.

Contact

106 Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-863-0140

Email: contact the coordinator

Communications & Marketing

We provide communications & marketing support to Student Affairs units. We can work with you on press releases, print or digital publications, social media, photos, videos, and more. Contact us to get started on a project.

Contact

203 Boucke Building 
University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-863-1873

Email:
sacommunications@psu.edu

U.Ed. Requests:
sa-design@psu.edu

Counseling & Psychological Services

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides group and individual counseling, crisis intervention, and psychological and psychiatric evaluations for undergraduate and graduate students as well as prevention and consultation services for the University community. 

Our professional staff includes psychologists, psychiatric providers, professional counselors, social workers, and graduate trainees.

If you would like to learn more about treatment options, please call CAPS at (814) 863-0395 to schedule a free phone consultation.

Contact

501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Phone: (814) 863-0395

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University Park Locations Counseling at the Campuses
Gender Equity Center

Penn State’s Gender Equity Center (GenEq) supports students who have been impacted by sexual violence, relationship violence, stalking, harassment, and other campus climate issues. GenEq staff provide education, advocacy, referrals, and crisis intervention/support counseling. All services are free and confidential.

Contact

204 Boucke Building
University Park, PA 16802

Hours:
Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Phone: 814-863-2027

Email: genderequity@psu.edu

Health Promotion & Wellness

Penn State Health Promotion and Wellness is an excellent resource for student health education and information. Our goals include:

  • Increasing awareness and knowledge of health issues, including:
    • Sexual health
    • Stress and sleep
    • Nutrition and fitness
    • Wellness
    • The use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs
    • Body image and eating disorders
  • Promoting healthy behaviors
  • Providing health education services, programs, information, and materials to students
  • Advocating for a healthy Penn State community
Contact

020 Intramural (IM) Building
University Park, PA 16802

Hours:
Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Phone: 814-863-0461

Email:promotinghealth@psu.edu

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HUB-Robeson Center

As a center of University community life, the HUB-Robeson Center complements the academic experience by offering students opportunities in leadership, social responsibility, citizenship, volunteerism, and student employment. The HUB-Robeson Center provides a variety of cultural, educational, social and recreational programs through boards, committees, student organizations, and staff.

The HUB-Robeson Center encourages self-directed activities providing opportunities for individuals to recognize their own competencies, learn the dynamics of group activity, and understand their role as responsible citizens. The HUB-Robeson Center strives to provide an environment, which fosters respect, values all individuals, appreciates diversity and celebrates the contributions of all its members.

Contact

HUB-Robeson Center
University Park, PA 16802

General Questions:
814-863-9755

Information Desk:
814-865-2000

LGBTQA Student Resource Center

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Ally (LGBTQA) Student Resource Center provides a comprehensive range of education, information, and advocacy services to students, faculty, staff, and alumni. We work to create and maintain an open, safer, and inclusive environment honoring gender and sexual diversity. Through educational, social, and supportive programming, along with workshops and individual consultation, the LGBTQA Student Resource Center strives to serve the entire Penn State community. Our staff is eager to support you on your journey through Penn State! Please stop by the center to say hello and get involved.

Contact

101 Boucke Building
University Park, PA 16802

Hours:
Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Phone: 814-863-1248

Email: lgbtqa@psu.edu

Off-Campus Student Support

Welcome to Off-Campus Student Support! We serve a diverse group of over 38,000 University Park students who live off campus, or are preparing to live off campus.

We have resources to help students:

  • Decide whether to move off campus
  • Find housing options, roommates, or furniture
  • Resolve problems with a roommate or landlord
  • Find community services and resources
  • Become an advocate for off campus students
  • Get involved in the State College community
  • Learn about tenants' rights and responsibilities
Contact

204 East Calder Way, Suite 200 
State College, PA 16801

Phone: 814-865-2346
Fax: 814-863-0812

Email: OffCampus@psu.edu

Office of Fraternity & Sorority Compliance

The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Compliance works to improve safety in the Penn State fraternity and sorority community through education, monitoring, assessment, and relationship building. 

Contact

215 HUB-Robeson Center 
University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-863-8065

Email: greeks@psu.edu

Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life

Social fraternities and sororities at Penn State consist of a diverse group of men and women and help create smaller communities within the large university environment. Penn State's fraternities and sororities are committed to the basic principles of membership: academic achievement, service and philanthropy, leadership, brotherhood and sisterhood, social, and alumni involvement.

The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life supports the active and alumni members of the Penn State fraternity and sorority community. The office provides resources to help the student leadership fulfill their mission.

Contact

215 HUB-Robeson Center 
University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-863-8065

Email: greeks@psu.edu

Office of Sexual Misconduct Prevention & Response

Penn State is committed to fostering an environment free from sexual or gender-based harassment or misconduct. The Office of Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response ensures compliance with Title IX, a federal law that prohibits discrimination based on the sex or gender of employees and students. The University does not tolerate behaviors, including sexual harassmentsexual misconductdating violencedomestic violence, and stalking, as well as retaliation for reporting any of these acts. The University is also committed to providing support, resources, and services to those who may have been impacted by one of these incidents.

Contact

Danny Shaha, Title IX Coordinator
222 Boucke Building
University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-867-0099

Email: Titleix@psu.edu

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Office of Student Activities

The Office of Student Activities cultivates student learning by fostering exploration, community engagement and development through educational and experiential opportunities.

Through participation in programs and leadership opportunities offered by the Office of Student Activities, students will:

  • Exhibit knowledge and awareness of diversity around identities, cultures, and communities

  • Enhance awareness of and commitment to social justice and active citizenship 

  • Improve self-understanding by developing an integrated identity

  • Develop the ability to interrelate and establish collaborative relationships 

  • Gain knowledge and understanding of resources, policies, and involvement opportunities

  • Demonstrate skills to guide a group, organization, or community to achieve its goals

  • Utilize critical and reflective thinking to assess assumptions and consider alternative perspectives and solutions

  • Develop an appreciation for the arts and creative expression 

Contact

103 HUB-Robeson Center
University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814.863.4624

Leadership Programs
leadership@psu.edu

Service Programs
serviceprograms@psu.edu 

Student Organizations
studentorg@psu.edu 

Office of Student Conduct

The Office of Student Conduct promotes a safe living and learning environment for all students. Creating a community in which students’ actions reflect the Penn State values is of utmost importance. The Code of Conduct guides this process, helping to maintain a civil and safe community for all Penn Staters.

Contact

120 Boucke Building 
University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-863-0342
Fax: 814-863-2463

Email:StudentConduct@psu.edu

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Office of the Vice President

The many offices under the Vice President for Student Affairs provide students with a web of support and opportunity outside the classroom.  

Contact

206 Old Main
University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-0909

Paul Robeson Cultural Center

The Paul Robeson Cultural Center provides programs and support services to encourage and cultivate the appreciation and celebration of the diverse perspectives, experiences, and cultures of many under-represented communities at Penn State.

Contact

21 HUB-Robeson Center
University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-3776

Email: Contact the PRCC

Penn State Parents Program

Welcome Parents and Families

The Penn State Parents Program welcomes you to the Penn State Family. We look forward to supporting you as you support your student. We are here to partner with you to ensure your student's success by:

  • Serving as a central University resource
  • Enhancing parent and family involvement opportunities
  • Providing information about the student experience at Penn State
  • Communicating regularly with families

We invite you to contact our office with any questions or concerns.

Contact

222 Boucke Building
University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-863-1313
Fax: 814-863-0299

Email: parents@psu.edu

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Residence Life

Welcome to Residence Life. Our mission is to provide a safe, comfortable, secure and nurturing living-learning environment that is conducive to students' academic pursuits and personal growth while fostering a sense of community, civic responsibility and an appreciation of diversity.

Each residence hall/apartment area has student and professional staff members who live in the community and are available 24/7 to provide information and resources, offer help and support, plan social and educational activities, and address residents' concerns. Their goal is to assist residents in creating communities that are inclusive, engaging and caring.

Contact

201 Johnston Commons
University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-863-1710

Email: AskResLife@psu.edu

Residence Hall Location Contacts
Stand for State

Stand for State is Penn State’s bystander intervention program focusing on sexual and relationship violence, mental health concerns, acts of bias, and risky drinking and drug use. Our goal is to create a campus community where everyone plays a role in watching out for each other because everyone deserves to be safe.

Contact

102 HUB-Robeson Center
University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-867-6402

Email: StandforState@psu.edu

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Student Affairs Development

We support and challenge students as they expand learning beyond the classroom, develop personal and professional understanding and skills, and achieve the success they seek at Penn State and in their lives beyond. We also encourage a safe and healthy living and learning environment, in which students can explore endless interests, find their niche within the large and diverse Penn State community, and form lasting relationships.

Your support of Student Affairs increases the potential of each and every one of our Penn State students and elevates the value of a Penn State degree.

Contact

2601 Gateway Drive, Suite 150
State College, PA 16801

Phone: 814-865-6600

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Student Affairs Finance Office

The Student Affairs Finance Office is an administrative support unit which serves as the liaison between the Office of the Corporate Controller and Student Affairs. Our goal is to provide exceptional customer service to Student Affairs while maintaining sound fiscal practices.

Contact

222 Boucke Building 
University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-863-4305

Email: Contact the Financial Assistant

Student Affairs Human Resources

The Student Affairs Human Resources Office can assists new and current Student Affairs employees in all matters related to onboarding, benefits, performance management, employee and family resources, and compensation and classification.

Contact

222 Boucke Building 
University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-863-9427

Student Affairs Information Technology

Student Affairs has its own Information Technology office. Student Affairs Information Technology (SAIT) provides an array of services to the staff in Student Affairs.

    Service Desk

    125 Student Health Center
    University Park, PA 16802

    Phone: 814-865-7210

    Email: saithelp@psu.edu

    Student Affairs Research & Assessment

    Penn State Student Affairs Research and Assessment (SARA) seeks to evaluate and improve the student experience and the educational outcomes of students by providing data relevant to Student Affairs, the academic colleges, and the Commonwealth Campuses. To accomplish this, we coordinate and assist in the development of a broad range of assessment and evaluation efforts, including:

    • Designing and administering Penn State PULSE and other new and recurring surveys
    • Conducting surveys, focus groups/interviews, and other assessment methods upon request
    • Providing consulting services to offices/units related to assessment projects (e.g., survey development, data analysis)
    • Assisting in the creation of cocurricular learning outcomes
    • Evaluating Student Affairs educational programming

    SARA supports the mission of Student Affairs and the University by serving as a leader in gathering actionable data that inform decision-making, planning, and improvement efforts around programs, initiatives, and policies.

    Contact

    105 White Building 
    University Park, PA 16802

    Phone: 814-863-1809

    Email: saraoffice@psu.edu

    Subscribe to the SARA Listserv
    Student Care & Advocacy

    Students may experience a variety of challenges during their college career. Student Care & Advocacy is a central location that coordinates efforts with campus partners to assist students who encounter challenges or concerns in achieving success at Penn State.

    Contact

    129 Boucke Building 
    University Park, PA 16802

    Phone: 814-863-2020

    Email: StudentCare@psu.edu

     

    Student Engagement Programs

    Student Engagement Programs provides students with opportunities to get involved in experiences that complement both their in-class and out-of-class learning. Several offices and functions compose Student Engagement Programs, including the Student Arts Engagement Manager; the Office of Student Activities; and the Student Engagement Network.

    Contact

    209 HUB-Robeson Center
    University Park, PA 16802

    Phone: 814-863-3786

    Email: bqb7@psu.edu

    Student Legal Services

    Student Legal Services provides Penn State students at the University Park campus facing personal legal issues with advice, representation, referrals, and other legal services. To get started, complete our intake form or stop by drop-in hours

    Contact

    248 East Calder Way
    State College, PA 16801

    Phone: 814-867-4388
    Fax: 814-863-8138

    Email:PennStateSLS@psu.edu

    Intake Form
    Student Orientation & Transition Programs

    Whether you are just starting out at Penn State, transferring from another school, or changing campuses, we are here to assist you in your transition to Penn State. Our office coordinates a variety of programs for students and their families, including New Student Orientation, Transfer Student Orientation, Welcome Week, Link UP, and Change-of-Campus Welcome. 

    Contact

    301 Bank of America Career Services Center
    University Park, PA 16802

    Phone: 814-865-4178

    Email: orientation@psu.edu

    University Health Services

    University Health Services is your comprehensive on-campus health care resource. We specialize in outpatient student health including the treatment of medically urgent problems and ongoing health concerns. We provide preventative care, education, and resources to help students live a healthy lifestyle.

    Contact

    Student Health Center
    University Park, PA 

    Phone: 814-863-0774

    Email: uhs-info@psu.edu

    After-hours advice:
    24/7 Advice Nurse: 814-863-4463