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Residence Life is committed to the development of a safe and inclusive living-learning community which fosters academic, social, cultural, and personal growth. Our initiatives and services are infused with the values of respect and responsibility for self, others, and the Penn State community.


Residence Life at Pennsylvania State University will be a premier living-learning community that is recognized for innovation and excellence.

Educational Priority

Residence Life plays an essential role in the education of Penn State students. Specifically, we connect their in-class academic experiences to their experiences in the residence halls. Furthermore, we have established an Educational Priority that outlines our commitment to facilitating learning beyond the classroom. Our Educational Priority is built on the principles of "Respect and Responsibility."

Our Educational Priority is to enable residents to develop respect and responsibility for themselves and their communities. We strive to create dynamic learning communities where students have the opportunity to explore their identities and system of beliefs, connect their experiences alongside those of others, and build the skills necessary to become involved members of the Penn State community and society at large.

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