Leadership Development

Parents and Families WkndThe Office of Student Activities sponsors several leadership programs for Penn State Behrend students.

Leadership Retreat
This two-day, interactive retreat engages and challenges students through workshops, team dynamics activities, and group discussion.

Center for Service
The Center for Service Leadership helps students to enhance their out-of-class experience and learn through involvement in organized community service experiences.  Students will also be prepared to become better leaders - serving others locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Fraternity and Sorority Life
Penn State Erie is home to four fraternities and four sororities. The chapters, along with the Interfraternity Council and the Panhellenic Council, offer opportunities for students to participate in an array of educational, service, and social programs.

Welcome Week Staff
Current Penn State Behrend students are offered the opportunity to learn leadership skills by reaching out to new members of the Behrend community.  Any current students interested in joining the Welcome Week Staff should click the appropriate link below to complete the application process.  Please be aware of the application deadlines. 

  • Welcome Week Director - The Welcome Week Director is a student employee position in the Office of Student Activities, paid through a one-time stipend.  Supervised by the Coordinator of Student Involvement and Fraternity and Sorority Life, this position will assist with the implementation of the Fall Welcome Week program. 
  • Welcome Week Guide (application to open early/mid spring semester) -  Welcome Week Guides are critical to the success of Fall Welcome Week.  Guides serve as an important resource to new and transfer students during Welcome Week and throughout their college years at Penn State Behrend.  This is a non-paid position. 

Spring Leadership Conference
Each February, Penn State Behrend students and staff offer insight to what direction to take on your leadership journey. Various sessions with students and staff provide guidance and direction for your college career and future. Roundtrip transportation, Friday night lodging off campus, 3 meals and complimentary snacks, and entertainment.