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.
Here to Help
We in Student Care & Advocacy are committed to supporting students, families, faculty & staff as we all wade through this unprecedented challenging time. In adherence to COVID-19 safety measures, we will continue working remotely, but we do not want to feel distant from you.
How to Use Our Services
Please do not hesitate to reach out to us using the phone number and email below. We've also updated our website and have added more information that we hope will provide helpful guidance and support.
We are a relatively small office serving a large population of student and we strive to be as efficient and responsive as possible.
Our purpose is to empower students to overcome obstacles to their growth both inside and outside the classroom. We encourage students to maximize their educational experience and prepare them for involvement in the larger community and for life beyond college.
We welcome any opportunity to provide consultation, answer questions, respond to concerns, or direct you to the resource best equipped to meet your needs.
Recommended resources include but are not limited to the following:
Red Folder – Resource for how to Recognize, Respond to & Refer students in distress
Keep Teaching – Resource for those teaching & working remotely
Keep Learning – Resource for those learning remotely
Back to State – Guide for returning to campus
You @ PSU – Portal of health & wellness resources for students
Penn State GO- App for quick connection to resources
Return to Campus Guide - Information about arrival, campus life, and other vital student services.
Crisis Service Lines (24/7): Text “LIONS” to 741741 or call (877) 229-6400