Get Involved at Penn State
We’re your connection to what’s happening on campus and we offer thousands of ways for you to get involved, make a difference, make friends, and develop job skills.
Do you want to make a difference? Create lasting connections? Develop new skills?
Join a Student Organization
One of the best ways to get involved at Penn State is to join a student organization. With over 1,000 recognized student organizations, there are plenty of opportunities. Our Involvement Fair is a great place to start.
- Search student organizations in OrgCentral or, find student organizations at any campus.
- Can't find what you're looking for? Start your own student organization.
Involvement fairs are held at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters. They provide a great opportunity to talk to current club members to learn more. You can browse through hundreds of clubs during the fair!
Fraternity and Sorority Life at Penn State
The Penn State fraternity and sorority community is one of the largest in North America and consists of a diverse group of men and women. Social fraternities and sororities at Penn State create smaller communities within the larger university environment and are committed to the basic principles of fraternity and sorority membership: academic achievement, service and philanthropy, leadership, brotherhood and sisterhood, social, and alumni involvement. Building lifelong friendships through collaborative and meaningful relationships is also a key component to the experience at Penn State.
Service and Volunteering
Getting involved can also mean supporting the community and making a difference at Penn State or beyond. We have so many ways to give back, including on-campus, in the local area or as part of a service trip. Experiences vary from a few hours to a week or more.
Learn more about volunteering in-person or virtually, on campus or off. Some of the specific opportunities include:
Whether you're part of a student organization or looking to build your leadership skills for the future, check out our leadership training and programs. From online programs to a summer leadership conference, we have something for wherever you are in your leadership journey.
Student Government is a great way to gain leadership skills and take an active role in improving the student life experience at Penn State. Visit the Student Government websites to learn more about each group and how you can get involved.