DUS Engaged 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 for one hour biweekly (twice a month) 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 held every other Thursday in Room 12 Grange Building from 4:00–5:00 p.m..

Fall 2017 Workshops: 

Thursday, August 24
Thursday, September 7
Thursday, September 21
Thursday, October 5
Thursday, October 19
Thursday, November 2
Thursday, November 16
Thursday, November 30

Fall 2017 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 Terrance Hudson (tlh360@psu.edu) or Rebekka Kuhn (rcs5081@psu.edu)

Mailing Address

Division of Undergraduate Studies
The Pennsylvania State University
101 Grange Building
University Park, PA 16802

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Phone and Email

(814) 865-7576
(814) 863-8913
8:00am - 5:00pm (M-F)

DUS at All Penn State Locations

For information on DUS enrollment and academic advising at all Penn State locations, please view our list of Advising Centers to find your location.