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Getting Involved

University Park offers a multitude of opportunities for you to get involved on campus and in the community and it is expected that you will take advantage of these opportunities to further enhance your learning. They are excellent ways for you to develop your leadership skills, clarify your values and interests, and get to know others who are different from you.

Involvement Days are held at the beginning of both the fall and spring semesters. These are great ways to learn about student organizations and sign-up for an organization(s) that interests you. Visit for more information.

Below are some links to information that may help you to decide what you want to get involved with: - a listing of all student organizations at University Park. You can search by organization name, by area of interest, or you can simply peruse the whole list (there are approximately 900 groups, so leave some time!) - this website lists volunteer activities that are available on campus and in the community. You can sign-up to participate in any of these activities directly on the site. - Penn State has one of the largest fraternity and sorority systems in the country. Visit this site to find out more about the system and find out when recruitment occurs. - this site has information about Penn State's strength and fitness facilities and how you can join. - a listing of all club sports teams. There are over 75 Club Sports teams that practice, compete, and conduct social/educational programs for their members. - students interested in participating in men's or women's rugby should go to this site.

The Arts at Penn State - Learn more about the HUB Galleries, the Palmer Museum of Art, the Center for Arts and Crafts, and theatrical and musical performances from the School of Theatre, the Center for the Performing Arts, and the School of Music. - LateNight occurs every weekend in the HUB-Robeson Center. See a movie, play some games, do crafts, or attend events such as comedy shows, dances, and novelty acts. Check the website every week for the upcoming weekend's activities. - The Council of Commonwealth Student Government web site. This might be of particular interest to change-of-campus students who are interested in working to improve the experiences of students who are still attending Penn State's campuses.

The above is just a sample of the many opportunities that will be available. If none of the above options is of interest to you, you are welcome to visit the Office of Student Activities, 209 HUB-Robeson Center, and speak with a staff person who will be more than happy to assist you in finding other involvement opportunities.

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Penn State students who are attending one of the 19 Penn State Commonwealth Campuses and participating in the 2+2 program with plans to attend Penn State University Park to finish their degree are invited to visit the University Park Campus during a designated visit day.
Reservations are required.
If you have questions specific to your major, we suggest you make an appointment with your academic college/department. When visiting with the academic college/department, you should arrange for your visit to either end by 10:00 a.m. so you can be in Shields Building by 10:30 a.m. for the tour, or for the college visit to begin after 12:30 p.m.