DUS Engaged Scholars

Group photo of the 2018-19 DUS Engage Scholars

Program Purpose

The DUS Engaged Scholars (DUS-ES) program is open to students from all colleges at Penn State. Our group has three primary purposes: 1) To promote a smooth transition from high school to college and continued high achievement at the collegiate level; 2) To develop a diverse and tight-knit community of scholars for on-going support; 3) To foster personal and community leadership through exploration, service, and engaged scholarship opportunities.


Key components of the program include biweekly student success workshops, guest speakers and networking, unique community service and leadership opportunities, special events and programs on and off campus, and most importantly, a close community of peers and advisers for ongoing support. “Exploration” and “engaged scholarship” are core themes that will be woven throughout the workshops, and students will have the opportunity to participate in engaged scholarship or service projects.


DUS-ES meets most Thursdays throughout the academic year. Workshops are driven by students’ engagement, needs, and ideas. It is not a class, it is a co-curricular program (no grades or college credit awarded) through which students have the opportunity to develop and grow as independent college learners and student leaders.

Sessions are in Room 118 ASI Building from 4:00–5:30 p.m..

Topics include (in no particular order):

  • Campus Resources
  • The “Hidden Curriculum” of the Classroom
  • Major & Career Exploration
  • Time & Stress Management
  • Financial Literacy
  • Effective Study Habits & Skills
  • Service & Engaged Scholarship
  • Leadership & Mentorship

Get Involved!

For more information or to get involved, contact Rebekka Kuhn (rcs5081@psu.edu), Shana Clark (spc83@psu.edu) or Junhow Wei (jzw328@psu.edu)