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Activities and Programming for Penn State Lehigh Valley Students

Involvement in activities is an important step toward reaching and enhancing your educational goals. Our goal is to foster interpersonal and leadership skill development for your campus and career success.

We work together with students, faculty, and staff to support social, cultural, leadership, and recreational programming and events in the following categories:



Student Organizations and Leadership Development

There are many opportunities for student leaders at Penn State Lehigh Valley to develop their leadership skills. In addition to getting involved as a leader in one of the many student-run clubs and organizations, lectures, workshops, and volunteer opportunities for students are also offered throughout the academic year. Student leaders also have the opportunity to attend two annual leadership conferences:

  • Penn State Regional Leadership Conference (typically held in the spring semester)
  • Penn State Summer Leadership Conference (typically held in the summer)

Additional information about student organizations and leadership development opportunities can be obtained by visiting the Student Affairs Office.

Community Service and Volunteerism

Lehigh Valley students have the opportunity to volunteer for a variety of agencies and projects through academic classes, campus initiatives, and the Community Heroes Club. Some examples of these activities include the Women’s 5K Classic Walk/Run (a fund-raiser to promote breast cancer awareness), America Reads, Martin Luther King Day of Service, Kidsfest, blood drives, Habitat for Humanity, Hawk Mountain, Wildlands Conservancy, Lehigh Valley Zoo, tutoring programs at local schools, and food/clothing/pet supply drives.

Students interested in volunteering in the community can do so by signing up at the semesterly activities carnival, or by stopping by the Student Affairs Office.

Cultural Programming and Diversity

Throughout the course of the academic year, a variety of artists, writers, scholars, and lecturers regularly visit the campus to provide students with varied cultural perspectives.

Keep tabs on campus multicultural and diversity events by frequently checking the digital signage in Centre Hall, keeping an eye on the campus calendar events, or by visiting the Student Affairs Office. Learn more about diversity on campus.


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