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Faculty, staff, and students are able to work with the Office of Student Conduct in various volunteer capacities.
State of State
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State of State is an annual conference presented by the Penn State community for the Penn State community. By bringing together innovative speakers and community leaders, we create a dialogue on the present and the future of the University.
Serve on the Academic Standards Committee
The HHD Associate Dean's Office is seeking undergraduate volunteers to serve on the Academic Standards Committee (ASC)
Students on the ASC serve as panel members for hearings in academic integrity cases, grade disputes, and other class-related situations requiring mediation between faculty and students.  At least one representative from each academic department is needed. Send an email indicating your interest to Heather Zimmerman at with a copy to Associate Dean Shea,
Community Service Opportunities
Looking for community service opportunities in Centre County? Check out the Volunteer Site.
TechCelerator @ State College
Win Up To $10,000 Exploring Your Tech-Business Idea!
n the past seven years more than 100 teams have graduated from Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator@StateCollege. These teams turned their ideas, many of which were based on Penn State technology, into 114 tech startups. Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator @State College, is inviting local entrepreneurs, students, professors, and university researchers to participate in their next 10-Week Business Startup Boot Camp.  The weekly sessions will run on Tuesdays, September 24, 2019 – November 26, 2019 from 2:00 - 5:00 P.M.  Applications close at 5:00 PM on Sept 5th and successful applicants will be notified within a week. A graduation “pitch” event will take place on December 3, 2019. The winning team will receive up to $10,000 in seed funding to help get their business from Startup to UP and running!

Org Central

All HHD Student Orgs should make sure that they update their information in Org Central. The deadline for orgs to re-register is Monday, September 14, 2020. Learn more 

Is your student organization holding events online now? Are you planning events for Fall 2020? Organizations are now able to advertise events through OrgCentral. Events submitted through OrgCentral will show up on the main OrgCentral page as well as in the organization's profile. Click the link to see guidelines to help your organization successfully post events on OrgCentral.  

Three critical steps for Student Organization leaders:

  1. Complete the requirements to maintain your active status
  2. Register and complete mandatory officer training
  3. Take advantage of online resources from Penn State to support student leaders