Student Life

Experience Student Life at Penn State Greater Allegheny

Immerse yourself in the vibrant student life at Penn State Greater Allegheny. Discover a diverse range of clubs and organizations, engaging campus events, and a supportive campus community that empowers you to make the most of your college experience. Whether you're exploring new interests, honing your skills, or forging lifelong friendships, Penn State Greater Allegheny provides the ideal environment to thrive academically and personally.

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Your Home Away from Home

At Penn State Greater Allegheny, we strive to make campus feel like your second home, no matter where you're from. Our diverse and supportive community welcomes students from around the globe, offering a comfortable residence hall, convenient dining options, and resources to enhance your college experience. Whether you're exploring residence life, enjoying nutritious meals at Café Metro, or commuting to campus, Penn State Greater Allegheny ensures that every student thrives in a nurturing environment.

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Get Involved On Campus

Enrich your college experience at Penn State Greater Allegheny by getting involved in campus life! Discover over 19 diverse clubs and organizations that cater to a wide range of interests, from academic and cultural clubs to sports teams and student-run organizations.

Participate in campus events, community service projects, and leadership opportunities that will not only enhance your skills but also connect you with peers who share your passions. At Penn State Greater Allegheny, getting involved is the gateway to building lifelong friendships, developing leadership qualities, and making a meaningful impact in the campus community.

Keep an eye on campus digital signage and the student events calendar to stay up-to-date! 

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Build Your Future with Career Services

At Penn State Greater Allegheny, Career Services is dedicated to helping students achieve their professional goals. Whether you're exploring majors, searching for internships, preparing for interviews, or planning for graduate school, our Career Services team provides personalized guidance and resources to support you at every stage of your career journey. With a focus on fostering career readiness and lifelong success, Career Services at Penn State Greater Allegheny prepares students to excel in their chosen fields.

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Health and Wellness Resources

At Penn State Greater Allegheny, we prioritize the well-being of our students through comprehensive health and wellness resources. Our dedicated Health Services team offers a range of medical services and initiatives to support your physical and mental well-being throughout your college journey. Our Counseling and Psychological Services provide confidential counseling with a mental health professional to address personal challenges and promote mental health.

With a focus on promoting a healthy lifestyle and fostering a supportive environment, Penn State Greater Allegheny ensures that students have the resources they need to thrive both academically and personally.

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University Police and Public Safety

The safety and security of our campus community are essential at Penn State Greater Allegheny. Our University Police provide 24/7 patrol services, ensuring a safe environment for students, faculty, and staff. In addition to patrolling the campus, they offer services such as escorting individuals across campus and responding to emergencies promptly.

Students benefit from resources like free parking passes and training programs such as Run, Hide, Fight, which empower them with knowledge and skills to respond effectively in crisis situations. With a commitment to maintaining a secure campus environment, Penn State Greater Allegheny prioritizes the safety and well-being of everyone on campus.

The city of Pittsburgh

Experience Pittsburgh

Located in the vibrant city of McKeesport, Penn State Greater Allegheny offers students the unique opportunity to experience all that Pittsburgh has to offer. Just a short drive from downtown Pittsburgh, students can explore a rich cultural scene, world-class museums, diverse culinary experiences, and exciting entertainment venues.

Whether you're interested in sports, arts, history, or outdoor activities, Pittsburgh provides endless opportunities for exploration and enrichment beyond the campus. At Penn State Greater Allegheny, our students enjoy the best of both worlds—a supportive campus community and access to one of the most dynamic cities in the United States.

The Office of Student Affairs

The Office of Student Affairs

The Office of Student Affairs at Penn State Greater Allegheny is dedicated to enhancing your college experience by providing a wide range of programs and services. Whether you're looking to get involved in student clubs and organizations, seeking support for personal or academic challenges, or exploring leadership opportunities, our office is here to help.

We strive to foster a welcoming and inclusive campus community where every student can thrive and succeed. From community service programs to career services and beyond, the Office of Student Affairs is committed to supporting your journey at Penn State Greater Allegheny.