Student Engagement Network

As a Penn State student, your learning extends from the classroom to the world. The Student Engagement Network can help you discover the path that leads to student success.

Develop an engagement mindset, prepare for success

Some of the richest learning happens outside the classroom, whether it’s testing your knowledge in internships, broadening your perspective with study abroad, serving your community through volunteer service, extending your leadership skills with student organizations, expanding the bounds of knowledge through research, and more. Known as student engagement, experiential learning fuels your growth and prepares you for life after graduation.

The most exciting part? As a Penn State student, you get to define your own engagement journey. How do you want to deepen your learning? What does personal growth mean to you? What is your dream job, and what skills will you need to land it? The first step is to Find Your Why, to discover what drives you and where you want to go. Then, with support from the Student Engagement Network, you can map the engagement journey that will help you get there. Ready to get started?

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Student at Morgan Academic Center.
Success Story: Rachel Gerbick, Internship
Studying the Academic Rigors of Student Athletes
Student at Morgan Academic Center.

As a Human Development and Family Studies major, Rachel needed to complete a full-time internship as part of her degree requirements. She knew she wanted to impact the lives of students in some way. Her internship at the Morgan Academic Center at Penn State allowed her to connect with student-athletes off the field and assist them with their academic success.


Want to learn more about who we are and what we do? Meet the Student Engagement Network team and read about our mission.

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Engagement App
Screen shot of Engage App.

If you’re ready to extend your learning but unsure where to start, the SEN has a tool that can help. With the Engagement App, you can connect with like-minded Penn Staters and find opportunities you care about.

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The SEN Grant Program has funded more than 2,500 undergraduate student engagement experiences.

Read the latest news and highlights from the Student Engagement Network

Student Engagement Network hosts more than 150 attendees at 2024 Summit

The Student Engagement Network recently held their annual summit conference as part of their continuing effort to strengthen student engagement across all campuses.

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Register now for the 2024 Student Engagement Summit on May 14

Registration is now open for the 2024 Student Engagement Summit, giving Penn State faculty, staff and graduate students the opportunity to explore how Penn State can implement meaningful and effective strategies for students, faculty and staff. 

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Penn State Scranton nursing student awarded Student Engagement Network Grant

Darla Lattimer, a third-year nursing student in the Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing at Penn State Scranton and an English minor, has been awarded a $2,000 Student Engagement Network Grant for the spring 2024 semester.

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