I Need Help with... Adjustment To College
- Join a Club
Search this listing of student organizations that are recognized at Penn State's University Park Campus.
- Participate in a Cultural Program
Learn how to experience the practice, celebration, and demonstration of culture through a variety of performances, presentations, visual performing arts, as well as social and entertainment events.
- Participate in Diversity & Inclusion Events
Search through the Diversity & Inclusion Events Calendar, which denotes a monthly recognition of different groups and highlights multicultural speakers, films, and performances.
- Participate in a Music Ensemble
Join an ensemble through the School of Music. Small chamber ensembles, large orchestras, bands, and choirs are open to all Penn State students, regardless of major.
- Take an Art Class
Contact the Center for Arts & Crafts at Penn State for a variety of art classes and workshops for a discounted fee. This is extra-curricular and not for college credit.
Check out the volunteer organizations at Penn State.
Talking to Someone Who Can Help
- Get Help with a Disability
Contact Penn State’s Office of Student Disability Resources (SDR), which is responsible for coordinating support services, reasonable academic accommodations, and promoting disability awareness in the university community.
- Resources for Veterans
Review a list of local and national resources to help returning veterans address common concerns that may impede a quality university experience.
- Talk to Your Academic Adviser
Work with your academic adviser to discuss a variety of topics, including how to find the appropriate resources on campus.
- Talk to a Counselor
Get information from Penn State’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) to help you resolve personal concerns that may interfere with your academic progress, social development, and satisfaction at Penn State.
- Visit the LGBTQA Resource Center
Contact the center if you have concerns related to an open, safe, and inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, and queer students at Penn State University.
- Work with the Multicultural Resource Center
Receive individual counseling and educational services at the Multicultural Resource Center (MRC), a service for undergraduate multicultural students at University Park.
Finding Other Support
- Adjust as an Adult Learner
Find information on Adult Learner Programs and Services, which is a tangible expression of Penn State's commitment to providing comprehensive services for non-traditional undergraduate students.
- Get Help with Homesickness
Find advice on coping with being away from home, family, friends, and a familiar environment.
- Get Support for a Relationship Breakup
Find advice on coping when a close relationship ends.
- Handle a Roommate Conflict
Find advice on how to handle a conflict with your roommate. Contacting Residence Life at Penn State is a great way to start.
- Have a Mental Health Screening
See a list of available online mental health screening tests available through Penn State’s Counseling and Psychological Services.