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 4:00–5:30 p.m..

Fall 2018 Workshops: 

Thursday, August 23
Thursday, September 6
Thursday, September 20
Thursday, October 4
Thursday, October 18
Thursday, November 1
Thursday, November 15
Thursday, November 29
Thursday, December 6

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)