This fall, more than 250 students will be moving into Penn State Behrend’s newest residence hall: Trippe Hall, a $28.5-million building with all the latest living-learning amenities.
A portion of Trippe will offer an international-focused environment intended to help students build cultural competency. The community, called Global Boarders, will be a mix of international and domestic students who want a culturally diverse learning experience. Special academic enrichment and out-of-class experiences will be part of Global Boarders.
Tree House will be another special living option in Trippe Hall for students who want to lead lives of heightened environmental consciousness. Residents will engage the Behrend community on sustainability topics, encouraging others to consider the environmental impacts of their daily choices.
Each floor in Trippe has a large community room with additional study lounges in each wing of the building. A fully-equipped community kitchen is accessible to all residents as well.
Trippe Hall continues a Behrend tradition of naming all on-campus residences for ships or captains that participated in the Battle of Lake Erie in the War of 1812: The Trippe was a onegun sloop that fought a duel with the British ships Lady Prevost and Little Belt.