Academic Engagements

students and faculty at the research and creativity conference looking at posters

Honors Program

Penn State Greater Allegheny’s honor program is designed for high achieving students who want to make the most of their college careers. Students may earn honors credits by enrolling in honors courses, participating in honors options, or engaging in honors independent studies. This flexibility allows students to craft their own unique honors plan.

NSO Leader helping a new student

New Student Orientation

We are excited to help you begin your Penn State Story this summer with our in-person New Student Orientation. This day long event will combine engagement with our Student Orientation Leaders, Greater Allegheny staff and our Academic Advising Team.  

Students walking around the outside of the SCC

Pathways to Success: Summer Start (PaSSS)

The Pathway to Success: Summer Start (PaSSS) program is a six-week program designed to help you make an easy transition to college life while also saving you money on college tuition!  The Penn State Greater Allegheny experience is transformative and the PaSSS program is another fantastic opportunity to propel you towards your academic and career goals.  

Teaching International & Sustainability

Teaching International & Sustainability

Teaching International is a partner with campus sustainability initiatives and the Honors Program to bring lectures, films, and other activities on globalization and sustainability to the campus, including the Fall and Spring Student Research and Creativity Conferences.​

G.A.M.E. Giving Adolescents Meaningful Experiences

G.A.M.E (Giving Adolescents Meaningful Experiences)

Previously known as Project Game, G.A.M.E functions as a "Hybrid Mentoring" program. In addition to providing mentorship and guidance, we incorporate pedagogical strategies and Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDESAS) learning standards in our sessions, combining this with what we call "Real-life" pedagogy.