Student Life

There's a whole lot to college life beyond the classroom, the lab, or the studio. Here at Penn State Behrend, you'll find much, much more—140 clubs and organizations plus concerts, speakers, intramural activities, and social events where you can make friends and get involved. You'll also find a range of programs, services, and staff members focused on your health and safety, academic success, residential life, leadership development, spiritual growth, and more.

Penn State Behrend students help keep Wintergreen Gorge clean.

Getting Involved

Join or start a club. Play a club sport or a musical instrument. Plan a food drive, a creek clean up, or the spring concert. Your options are limited only by your imagination.

Two Penn State Behrend students show their residence hall room.

Residence Life and Commuter Life

More than 1,900 students live on campus in traditional residence halls, suites, and apartments. Just as many students live off campus and commute.

A female student smiles while playing a Jenga-style game outside.

Programs and Events

You'll find a lot of programs and events on campus. Whether it's a fun activity or a distinguished speaker, you're sure to find something you like.

Students from many backgrounds participate in commencement.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We want our campus to be warm and welcoming to all of our students. We value diversity in the student experience and work hard to promote the idea of celebrating the differences among us.

A male student works out at Penn State Behrend's Junker Center.

Student Support Services

The college staffs a variety of offices and services to meet student needs, from fitness and safety to counseling support and worship.

The Academic and Career Planning Center, or ACPC, is located on the upper level of Reed Union Building.

Academic and Career Support

From tutoring to academic advising to career planning, you'll have the support to succeed here at Behrend.

Students walk by the Lion Shrine at Penn State Behrend

Visit Us

The best way to learn about a college campus is to visit it—even virtually. We offer many opportunities for you to visit Penn State Behrend, including online info sessions and appointments and a 360-degree virtual tour of campus.