Penn State Behrend Hallmarks

High Quality: Excellence in academic, research, and outreach endeavors is the ultimate hallmark of Penn State Behrend. We seek to achieve the highest academic standards, always striving to be better, never settling for being just ‘good enough.’ Measures of our success include our challenging academic environment and our strong record of accomplishment in teaching, research, and outreach.

Student-Centeredness: We value close faculty member-student interaction, small classes, high standards for students, and a supportive living-learning environment. Here, student success is the most important outcome. Faculty and staff members practice a variant of the golden rule: Treat students the way you would want your own family members to be treated, supporting them, guiding them in their goals and aspirations, taking a keen interest in their success, and showing them the wonders of a comprehensive education.

Advanced Technology: We provide a state-of-the-art teaching and learning environment in our classrooms, labs, and library, giving students the tools and resources to grow and develop in ways that enable them to contribute immediately in the workplace and in graduate programs.

Inspiring Environment: The beauty of our 850-plus acre campus provides an inspirational environment for the entire college community. Its attractiveness is a matter of special pride. The campus will always be a work in progress, and we are forever responsible for the creation and maintenance of a safe, beautiful, inspiring place to study, work, live, and visit.

Diversity: Penn State Behrend is a laboratory for ideas, and the more backgrounds and perspectives that can be brought to bear, the better the ideas, and the greater the learning. We ask students to investigate new worlds and to look at familiar problems from fresh perspectives.

Land-Grant Commitment: As part of a nationally recognized land-grant and research university, our mission is to be an economic, social, and cultural catalyst in northwestern Pennsylvania and beyond. We integrate teaching, research, and outreach to benefit our students and the region we serve. For our friends and supporters, an investment in the college is an investment in the future of northwestern Pennsylvania and the nation.