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What is Health and Human Development?

Diverse fields of study that share one
common goal: enriching the lives of others.

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Share ideas at Penn State Hotel & Restaurant Society meetings and at regional and national events; renew old friendships and meet with industry leaders and suppliers.

Career Enhancement
Make new contacts, improve your job skills, and develop your leadership abilities. Your membership grants access to exclusive programs designed to provide employment opportunities for the employer or employee.

Industry Representation
Benefit from an enhanced professional image and increased industry recognition.

Take advantage of the seminars that PSHRS promotes and sponsors, continuing and distance education opportunities and other programs offered by Penn State to those within our industries—many at a discount to our members.

Receive the school newsletter, Health & Human Development alumni magazine and invitations to educational activities and special events. Also visit the Health and Human Development Web site at and the School of Hospitality Management website at

Receive special rates for some events and programs sponsored by the Penn State Hotel & Restaurant Society

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Your membership in the Penn State Hotel and Restaurant Society will help support the following initiatives this year:

  • Continuation of our Student Mentoring Program.
  • Printing and distribution of the newsletter to all PSHRS members.
  • Support of Student Activities & Student Organizations such as the student chapter of the Penn State Hotel and Restaurant Society. Provision of funding to the School for leadership training for student leaders within the School.
  • Programs and events to include the Alumni in the Classroom and Alumni Awards Reception, International PSHRS Day,  Hospitality Executive of the Year Award Ceremony and Reception,  and regional alumni events throughout the year.

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PSHRS promotes membership and affiliation in the Penn State Alumni Association as well as other special interest groups within the College of Health and Human Development and the HRIM industries. PSHRS has several distinct categories of membership designed to meet both individual and business needs.

Active Membership—For those who have graduated from Penn State and are/were actively involved in the HRIM industries.

Associate Membership—Available to all faculty members, parents of students or alumni, friends of the program, and others who are actively engaged in the HRIM.

Lifetime Membership—Open to life members in the Penn State Alumni Association who wish to join the Penn State Hotel & Restaurant Society for a lifetime at a favorable rate and avoid annual payments.

Corporate Sponsorships—Corporate operators and industry suppliers may be part of PSHRS as a sponsor of PSHRS endeavors.

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