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Student Affairs

Student Affairs


The Division of Student Affairs at Penn State Greater Allegheny provides innovative programs, and services that prepare students to lead, serve, and become greater citizens within a global society.  

Penn State Student Affairs Goals: 

Goal 1: Citizenship, Engagement, and Leadership Development 

Student Affairs facilitates opportunities for engagement, leadership development, and collaboration. We aim to equip students with the tools to be responsible and active citizens in the communities in which they engage 

Goal 2: Support and Advocacy 

Student Affairs strives to provide students with support and advocacy as they navigate life and the college experience while preparing for careers after graduation, recognizing there are many ways in which students can be marginalized that may require more intensive advocacy and/or support 

Goal 3: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion  

Student Affairs will facilitate the growth of students and staff in the areas of social justice, cultural humility, and communicating productively across difference. 

Goal 4: Improve the wellness of students and employees within Student Affairs 

Student Affairs promotes wellness as a foundational value in support of all we do. Wellness, a multidimensional and holistic approach to life, is an active process through which people become aware of and make choices toward a more successful Penn State experience. Wellness includes the following nine dimensions: physical, social, emotional, spiritual, financial, cultural, environmental, occupational, and intellectual.