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Student Affairs

Student Affairs provides programs and services that allow students to learn, grow, discover and succeed. The various units work to advocate for students, enrich learning and personal growth, promote health and wellness, and encourage students to become active citizens in their communities.

Advocacy Units

Adult Learner Programs and Services (ALPS)

Adult Learner Programs and Services helps non-traditional undergraduate students, student-parents, student veterans, and older adults through advocacy, campus resources, information, and programs that complement academic, personal, and career goals for adult students. Visit for more information.

Center for Ethics and Religious Affairs (CERA)

CERA is housed within the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center/Eisenhower Chapel, which is the largest multi-faith facility on a public university campus in the country. CERA provides venues and programs for the ethical, spiritual, and character development of the Penn State community. Visit for more information.

Center for Women Students (CWS)

The Center for Women Students provides advocacy, referrals, and resources to students and facilitates educational programming on issues including sexual violence, relationship violence, stalking, and other campus climate issues affecting women. Visit for more information.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Ally (LGBTA) Student Resource Center

The LGBTA Student Resource Center provides the Penn State community with programs and education about LGBTA issues to make our campus safe and inclusive for all students. Visit for more information.

Paul Robeson Cultural Center (PRCC)

The Paul Robeson Cultural Center provides information, programs, and services that embrace the ethnic, racial, and cultural diversity of our Penn State community. Visit for more information.

Service Units

Career Services

Career Services helps students engage in career exploration and decision making and assists them in developing strategies to obtain internships, jobs, and admission to graduate school. Services include workshops, classes, drop-in counseling, individual and group counseling, career fairs, mock interviews, job and interview postings, on-campus interviewing, and print and online resources. Visit for more information.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

CAPS provides mental health care including individual and group counseling, crisis interventions, psychiatric evaluations, and therapy referrals for Penn State University Park students. Visit for more information.

Residence Life

Residence Life assists students in identifying safe, comfortable, and secure living environments on campus while focusing on respect, responsibility, and living in diverse environments. Visit for more information.

Union and Student Activities (USA)

USA provides a variety of cultural, educational, social, and recreational programs for all Penn State students, recognizing and registering hundreds of student organizations including fraternities and sororities, advising individual students and student groups, and housing eateries, the HUB-Robeson art galleries and the Penn State Bookstore. Visit for more information.

University Health Services (UHS)

UHS is a nationally accredited health care service specializing in student wellness, health promotion, and primary care. Visit for more information.

Support Units

Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL)

The Fraternity and Sorority Life Office provides programmatic support to one of the largest Greek communities in the country, facilitating recruitment, working with governing councils, and enhancing leadership training and philanthropic involvement among Greek students. Visit for more information.

Off Campus Living (OCL)

OCL is a resource and support service for students currently living off campus and for those preparing to move off campus in the near future. Visit for more information. 

Penn State Parents Programs (PSPP)

The Parents Program Office serves as a central resource for communication and referrals for parents and family members of University Park students, providing support and guidance in navigating Penn State. Visit for more information.

Student Conduct

The Office of Student Conduct administers the Student Code of Conduct in an educational and fair manner that is intended to encourage good citizenship through personal responsibility, ethical decision making, and respect for the rights of others. Visit for more information.

Student Legal Services (SLS)

SLS provides legal counsel, advice, representation, and referral services to Penn State students on personal legal issues at the University Park campus. Visit for more information.

Student Affairs

The Pennsylvania State University 
2583 Gateway Drive, Suite 145 
State College, PA 16801 
Phone: 814-865-7698

Damon R. Sims, vice president for student affairs
Andrea Pagano-Reyes, director of development
Georgiana Cole-Archer, stewardship coordinator
Erika Novak, administrative support assistant
Neda Thompson, administrative support assistant
Tammy Williams, development assistant and stewardship coordinator
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