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Residence Life promotes respect and responsibility to students in this community and is committed to the development of a safe and inclusive living-learning community for residence hall students. We provide programs, services, and support to ensure the residence halls are a welcoming place for all students. We also provide educational programming to help students reflect upon topics such as social identity, current events, and the role they play in ensuring a safe and inclusive environment for everyone living in their community.

Cultural Lounges

Each residence hall commons building has a cultural lounge. The lounges are decorated with cultural art and several have diversity-related books and magazines available so students can learn about various diversity topics.

Cultural Lounges serve as the location for programming around diversity and inclusion topics in the residence hall communities. If you have an idea for a program, or you would like to assist with your area's programming, contact your area residence life office.

Special Living Spotlight: LionLaunchpad

Launch your dreams at Penn State. Lion LaunchPad is a tight-knit SLO that places first-year students at the heart of the entrepreneurial community, connecting student startups, local entrepreneurs, and changemakers to fuel creativity and innovation. Lion LaunchPad will provide resources and expert guidance for each step of the way, and is housed within a private maker space in Leete Hall.

Learn more at
North Halls at Penn State University Park
Penn State Student Affairs
Residence Life

201 Johnston Commons
University Park, PA 16802