Student Life

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Student organizations

Get ready to leave your mark. No matter how you want to get involved, Penn State Shenango’s variety of student clubs and organizations will help you develop leadership skills and experience that will set you apart.

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Campus Life

Penn State Shenango’s Office of Student Affairs is your one-stop-shop to get engaged on campus. With unique offerings that span community engagement, a weekly Spotify podcaston-campus jobs, housing and food support, and access to University-wide offerings, it’s the perfect place to get started.

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Fitness and athletics

We’ve got something to cheer about. Whether you want to support Shenango Athletics from the sidelines, compete as a student athlete, start your fitness journey, or pick up a casual match between classes, we have plenty of opportunities for you to get in the game.

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Lion’s Den Food Court

Made-to-order sandwiches, fresh salads, rotating specials, and diet-sensitive options make our Lion’s Den the perfect place to stop between classes.

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Personal counseling

Get assistance tailored to your needs and help that will move you towards greater satisfaction and fulfillment as a Penn State student. Counseling Services staff can help you address whatever it is that may be of concern to you in a safe, confidential setting. 

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Health Services

Penn State offers a variety of University-wide services to help you stay well as a student, and our team of professional Student Affairs staff are available to connect you with local experts to get the care you need.

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Academic and Career Planning

Penn State Shenango’s Academic and Career Planning Services center houses the offices of Academic Advising, the Division of Undergraduate Studies, and Career Services as a one-stop-shop to facilitate success both as a student and beyond graduation. 

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Moving to the Shenango Valley

Plan your trip to Penn State Shenango. Using our custom map, browse commuter housing options, attractions and recreation, local facilities and resources, and lodging.

Each student's off-campus housing contract is between the landlord and the student, and the University is not a party to this agreement. Please review Penn State's off-campus housing disclaimer. 

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Safety and security

Shenango’s University Police are full-time, professional officers who are here to ensure the safety of the campus community by providing services such as escorting you across campus, assisting in an emergency, or simply helping you jump-start your car. 

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Penn State Bookstore

Our Barnes & Noble Bookstore is the campus one-stop shop for apparel, gifts, and accessories. Bookstore staff work with faculty prior to each semester to list course textbooks online and ensure our students are getting competitive deals on new, used, and rental options.

Bookstore Hours

  • Monday: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Thursday: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Friday: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

*All changes to business hours will be posted by the Penn State Shenango Bookstore.

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Lartz Memorial Library

In addition to the 35,000+ books and journals housed in the Library, students are also able to borrow items from the Penn State library system, and the Big Ten Universities’ libraries. The Library also has an extensive collection of DVDs, board games, New York Times bestsellers, virtual reality equipment, digital cameras, and laptops available for rent.