Civic Engagement

ASB PhotoCIVIC ENGAGEMENT  refers to the ways in which citizens participate in the life of a community in order to improve conditions for others or to help shape the community's future. 

 

At Penn State Behrend, our goal is to connect students to the community in which they live and the world around them. Through experiences such as philanthropy, volunteering, service-learning (for credit), and civic leadership, students will continue to evolve in their role as citizens and develop knowledge, skills, values, and motivation to be active participants in their community and lead lives of civic engagement.

Contact: Assistant Director of Civic Engagement & The Smith Chapel

Office: Smith Chapel

Email: psbservice@psu.edu

Phone: 814-898-6609


WHY DO WE CARE?

Penn State Values: COMMUNITY
We work together for the betterment of our University, the communities we serve, and the world.

(View the entire list of Penn State Values.)

 

WHAT DO WE CARE ABOUT?

Service to others: Discover and engage in different forms of civic engagement and understand citizenship as one’s personal responsibility.

Empathize with others: identify and demonstrate empathy in order to understand self, others and community.

Impact on othersRecognize your ability to challenge assumptions and empower others to make a difference.

 

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES 

  • Philanthropy and Volunteerism
  • Service learning; off-campus work study; internships
  • Service clubs & organizations
  • Volunteer Fair
  • Alternative Break Program
  • Hunger & Homelessness Week
  • MLK Day of Service
  • and more