What Is the CARE Team?
The CARE Team is a small group of staff members from across the college who coordinate services for students who may find themselves in difficult situations and need help navigating problems or issues. Our team can help students find resources to manage academic, wellness, financial, and/or personal difficulties. Students are referred to the team when someone has a concern about them, so that the team can offer support, as needed. Email the CARE Team at [email protected].
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Exploratory and Pre-Major Advising helps students explore areas of study, follow important academic policies and procedures, and get the most benefit possible out of the advising experience. Academic advisers present study skills workshops; answer questions about academic policies, procedures, or curriculum; and advise students enrolled in the Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS). Academic advisers help students develop solid educational plans—from majors and minors to selecting courses, meeting entrance-to-major requirements, and finding out-of-class experiences.
125 Reed Union Building
814-898-6164 | [email protected] I behrend.psu.edu/careerservices
Career Services counselors guide students through their professional and career development—helping them identify majors and career goals; prepare for internships, jobs, or graduate schools; and build skills needed to succeed after graduation. The Career Services team reviews résumés and cover letters, provides job and internship search strategies, and helps students develop interviewing and networking skills. Students are advised to schedule an appointment with a career counselor every semester.
The Student Success team helps students navigate the college experience and improve in the area of academics—by better managing one’s time, improving motivation to study and learn, developing good study skills, and tapping into other resources on campus that support success.
1 Reed Union Building
814-898-7101 | behrend.psu.edu/disability
The Disability Services team helps students with accommodations, academic adjustments, and other forms of support to achieve academic and out-of-the classroom success.
The Learning Resource Center helps students develop their potential and expand their opportunities. Whether students want to improve their GPA through tutoring support, study abroad, apply for fellowships and scholarships, or plan for graduate school, the LRC has the tools and experience to help.
212 Erie Hall
814-898-6504 | 24/7 Penn State Crisis Line: 1-877-229-6400
Personal Counseling can help students resolve personal concerns that may interfere with their academic progress, social development, and satisfaction at Penn State Behrend. Some of the more common concerns include difficulty with relationships; depression and anxiety; sexual identity; lack of motivation; or difficulty relaxing, concentrating, or studying. The office offers individual counseling, psychiatric services, and referrals to community services.
Carriage House or 110 Burke Center
The Health and Wellness Center staff is here to help students in the care and treatment of most illnesses and minor injuries, as well as on-site laboratory testing and medications to treat illnesses. The center also offers immunization clinics, health and STI screenings, and allergy injections.
Junker Center offers machines, free weights, a pool, and a large open gymnasium. Outdoor facilities include an outdoor track and field complex, soccer fields, baseball/softball fields, sand volleyball courts, and tennis courts. Go to the athletics website for hours of operation, sports schedules, and open programs.
Metzgar Center, 2nd Floor
814-898-6162 | [email protected]
Student aid gives eligible students access to a postsecondary education that otherwise would not be possible. Generally speaking, the student's family is expected to be the primary means of support for meeting college costs. However, when that is determined insufficient, student aid can assist with the cost of a student's education. Any student interested in being considered for loans, grants, scholarships, and work-study may apply for financial aid. Begin by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You must complete a FAFSA each academic year you are enrolled at Penn State. The University’s FAFSA school code is 003329.
Student Hardship Fund
Students experiencing extraordinary and sometimes unexpected financial hardships may be eligible for student hardship funds. Those students who are seeing a financial emergency are encouraged to contact the Financial Aid office.
Metzgar Center, 2nd Floor
814-898-6224 | [email protected]
Students with questions about their financial status and billing information should contact the Bursar.
1 Reed Union Building | 814-898-7101
This office supports and serves as an advocate to diverse populations on campus through mentoring, cultural programming, and promoting a respectful and safe educational environment.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committees
- Institutional Equity & Diversity Committee
- Faculty Council Diversity Committee
- SGA Diversity Committee
Contact Andy Herrera at [email protected] for more information.
1 Reed Union Building
814-898-6031 | [email protected]
This office provides support and resources to international students to address immigration, academic, financial, and cultural adjustment issues.
1 Reed Union Building
814-898-7101 | [email protected]
Campus programming addresses prejudice, hatred, and homophobia.
GASE promotes a safe and accepting atmosphere for exploration and dialogue around gender and sexuality.
19 Reed Union Building
The Multi-Cultural Resource Center hosts a number of racially and ethnically diverse student organizations and is designed to be a safe space on campus. Multi-Cultural Council (MCC) organizations sponsor diversity and inclusion programming.
27 Reed Union Building
Student Leadership and Involvement supports students in their personal growth and leadership development by engaging them in opportunities to get involved outside of the classroom through clubs, organizations, and major college events.
- Commuter Life: Smith Chapel, 814-898-6218
- Civic & Community Engagement: Smith Chapel, 814-898-6609
- Behrend Campus Ministries: Smith Chapel, 814-898-6245
Students who are having trouble with their living arrangement should use the room exchange board to try to change rooms without staff involvement.
814-898-6161 | liveon.psu.edu/behrend
For questions about living on campus within our community or about meal plans and Lion Cash for food services, please contact the HFS office.
115 Reed Union Building
814-898-6111 | [email protected]
This office provides programming and services to residential students. Services include roommate problem resolution, community programming, and support for a successful academic life. Residence Life professionals can help students connect within their residence hall and organizations at Behrend.
9-1-1 for Emergencies
Please call 9-1-1 if there is an emergency situation. You can also contact campus police at 814-898-6101 after calling 9-1-1.
To report a threat to the community, visit the Behavioral Threat Management Team website.
To report a crime on campus, go to this website. (Note: Not for crimes in progress. Use 9-1-1.)
To report gender discrimination, including but not limited to sexual harassment, sexual assault, relationship violence, or discrimination based on sex or pregnancy, complete a Title IX report below or visit the campus Title IX Resource Person, Kelly Shrout.
To report other misconduct, contact a supervisor, Penn State Behrend's Human Resources Strategic Partner (814-898-7233), or the Penn State Hotline (800-560-1367).
To report an incident of bias (based on any identity factor), please use the bias report form.
To report an instance of student misconduct, refer the student to the Conduct Office using the incident report form.
Suspected Child Abuse
To report an instance of suspected child abuse, call ChildLine: 800-932-0313 and report internally to [email protected].