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Feeling Left Out: Getting Involved
Becoming a part of the community here is critical not only to your mental and social health, but also to your academic and career success. The relationships you build can help you understand your school work, get your homework done, develop team skills, lead a group project, keep you going when you get discouraged, and help you in your future career. There are many ways to get involved at Penn State. These include joining organizations, connecting with others, and attending events.
Penn State has over 400 student organizations at University Park and other campuses. Being a part of an organization can help you make new friends and develop leadership skills. Future employers are interested in students being actively involved. However, you should be aware that over-involvement could cut into your study time and adversely affect your grades.
Penn State students, faculty, and staff come from all over the world. There are many on-campus programs and organizations at University Park and other campuses representing various cultural groups, giving you the opportunity to learn more about yourself and other people.
Living on Campus
Special On-Campus Living Options at University Park
FastStart at University Park
Off-campus events near University Park
Off-campus events near other campuses
More ways to get involved
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