Student and Civic Engagement

We’re your connection to what’s happening on campus and we offer numerous ways for you to get involved, make a difference, make friends, and develop life and leadership skills.

Students soaking in a mini pool at the Penn State Altoona Beach Party celebration

Be Involved

Define what the college experience is for yourself and get involved! Meet people with similar interests as you, get experience that complements your classroom learning, and make some great, lifelong memories!

Students gather information at the involvement fair

Be Informed

Stay on top of all the information pertinent to you: important big events, policies, procedures, deadlines, etc. Can't find what you're looking for? Contact the Center for Student and Civic Engagement at [email protected].

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Be a Leader

Do you feel that you are destined to do great things? Anyone can be a leader, and, at Penn State Altoona, we will teach you how! Click below to find out what opportunities are available to you.

A student helps a member of the community during the annual Voluntoona community service event

Be a Citizen

Being a citizen of a community is more than just voting and obeying the law, it means actively engaging yourself to make your community better than when you found it. You are a citizen of countless communities throughout your life. Make sure you take advantage of the opportunities offered here to simultaneously make yourself a better citizen and your Penn State Altoona community better because of your involvement!