Mission Statement & Values

Mission Statement 

Penn State Greater Allegheny inspires students to be greater by offering a transformative educational experience. We are a catalyst for individual and social change, committed to improving the community and world around us. ‚Äč

Diversity Commitment

Penn State Greater Allegheny creates a diverse campus community where all are welcome, and all belong.  

Penn State Greater Allegheny embraces the plurality of voices and the unique stories we share.  These stories inspire us to be greater as we innovate, imagine, create and engage the world around us.

Penn State Greater Allegheny celebrates intersectionality as we seek to discover more about ourselves and our campus culture and climate.  

Greater Allegheny's Values 

#BeGreater... by achieving student success with faculty who are passionate about teaching and learning. 

#BeGreater... by reaching global excellence through exploring global economic, social, and cultural studies. 

#BeGreater... by embracing diversity through campus-wide cultural programs. 

#BeGreater... by promoting equity by giving back to the community through service. 

#BeGreater... by experiencing engagement through interactive courses and student activities on campus. 


Penn State's Values

The Penn State Values, a statement of core values for the University, was developed over a four-year process. The Values represent our core ethical aspirations for all our daily activities and actions as students, faculty, staff, and volunteers at Penn State.

Integrity: We act with integrity and honesty in accordance with the highest academic, professional, and ethical standards.

Respect: We respect and honor the dignity of each person, embrace civil discourse, and foster a diverse and inclusive community.

Responsibility: We act responsibly, and we are accountable for our decisions, actions, and their consequences.

Discovery: We seek and create new knowledge and understanding, and foster creativity and innovation, for the benefit of our communities, society, and the environment.

Excellence: We strive for excellence in all our endeavors as individuals, an institution, and a leader in higher education.

Community: We work together for the betterment of our University, the communities we serve, and the world.