Student Affairs

Our Mission

The mission of the Division of Student Affairs at Penn State Altoona is to provide students with the services and developmental opportunities that will challenge and support their academic experiences, enhance the quality of their lives, and prepare them to function successfully as servant leaders within a diverse, multicultural, and international world.


  • Health and Wellness
    Providing primary, secondary, and tertiary health promotion and prevention strategies and comprehensive interventions in an effort to protect, preserve and promote the health and well being of all students.
  • Institutional Equity, Diversity, and International Student Services
    Supporting and encouraging students from a wide range of backgrounds encompassing race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, age, and disability, to succeed academically, take advantage of college resources, and become involved in campus life.
  • International Student Information
    Information and resources for students traveling to Penn State Altoona from other countries.
  • Off-Campus Housing
    Providing resources and information regarding the many off-campus housing opportunities available to students of the college.
  • Residence Life
    Striving to provide students with a safe living-learning environment that will challenge and support their academic pursuits and personal growth while fostering a sense of community, civic responsibility, and an appreciation of diversity.
  • Student Aid
    Providing resources and information to assist students in financing their educational pursuits.
  • Student Conduct
    Promoting a safe living and learning environment for Penn State Altoona students by promoting the Code of Conduct and handling repercussions when students fail to ascribe to the code.
  • Student and Civic Engagement
    Providing support and resources for student clubs and organizations, coordinating the college's student community service efforts, and planning entertaining and educational events for the campus community.