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Student Affairs offices are operating remotely. Visit individual department pages for services and contact information. Visit our event calendar for virtual events. 

Get Urgent Help


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.

How Our Office Can Help

Please reach out if you or someone you know has been impacted any of the following:

  • Hospitalization
  • Medical emergencies or long-term illness
  • Mental health concerns
  • Chronic conditions
  • Death of an immediate family member
  • Food insecurity
  • Housing insecurity
  • Natural disasters
  • Academic distress
  • Unexpected events or challenges

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.

COVID-19 Resources

Recognizing that unforeseen financial emergencies will occur for students, we have established a Student Emergency Fund to help meet the immediate needs of students experiencing crisis situations.

How to Use Our Services

Our office is working to serve students with minimal interruption during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We are a relatively small office serving a large population of student and we strive to be as efficient and responsive as possible.

At this time we encourage students and partners to contact us electronically.

We appreciate your understanding and look forward to assisting you.

Penn State Student Affairs
Student Care & Advocacy

129 Boucke Building
University Park, PA 16802​​​​​​​