The Division of Student Affairs provides support and services to enhance the student experience.
Student Affairs departments include:
- Residence Life
- Student Leadership and Involvement
- Disability Services
- Educational Equity and Diversity
- International Student Services
- Health and Wellness Services
- Personal Counseling
- Student Conduct
We're here to help.
Student Affairs provides a variety of support and advocacy resources. Assistance can include counseling and emotional support as well as help in managing challenging academic, living, and working situations. We help students experiencing academic distress; financial, housing, or food insecurity; the death of an immediate family member; family emergency/crisis; mental health concerns; medical emergency, hospitalization, or long-term illness; and unexpected events or challenges.
Notifications for Faculty/Staff
Student Affairs also can assist with courtesy faculty notifications for legitimate/unavoidable absences. At a student's request, our office will notify the student's college department and/or instructors. The student may make these requests in-person or by contacting the office at 814-898-6111.
Note: Notifications are a courtesy and not an "excused absence."
Committed to Safety
Student Affairs is committed to the safety and well-being of all members of the Penn State Behrend community. Student Affairs strives to create a community in which students’ actions reflect the Penn State values and an environment free of acts of violence, harassment, and infringement of privacy and property rights.
Whether a student has experienced an incident or is alleged to have engaged in wrongdoing, Penn State has many service offices that can assist. Student Affairs helps students find resources that meet their individual needs in dealing with academic or personal challenges.
Students should use the Online Reporting Options page to report any of the following incidents or learn more about how any report will be handled.
- Student Conduct
- Sexual Misconduct
- Bias Motivated Incident
- Behavioral Threat
Student CARE and Advocacy
To share a concern about a student experiencing academic, health, safety, or financial distress, report a concern to the Penn State Behrend CARE Team. The CARE Team reviews information provided for a student who requires support and determines ways to help.