Center for Student and Civic Engagement

126 Slep Student Center

The Center for Student and Civic Engagement (CSCE) strives to create opportunities that foster the personal development of each student while sustaining a vibrant campus community. The primary functions of CSCE include: Welcome Week, student organization support and risk management, Fraternity and Sorority life, major events, campus activities, Student Government Association, community service, civic engagement, and leadership development.

Welcome Week
This program assists new students in their transition to Penn State Altoona. Visit the Welcome Week site.

Community Service
There are a plethora of programs sponsored by student organizations and the CSCE. To get involved in community service, please contact us, or visit the Community Services page.

The Campus Activities Board
The Campus Activities Board (CAB) is the primary programming organization of the student body. CAB hosts many events every month including musical acts, comedians, game shows, performing arts, and more! All CAB events are paid for by the Student Activity Fee. Visit the Campus Activities Board page.

Student Government Association
The Student Government Association (SGA) is the official governing body of the student body at Penn State Altoona. SGA is charged with advocating on behalf of students to the college faculty and administration, and to the University as a whole via the Council of Commonwealth Student Governments (CCSG).

If you want to be a part of something bigger than yourself and you want to help create positive change at Penn State Altoona, please stop by the SGA Office at 109C Slep Student Center. All SGA meetings are open and are held every Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. in Slep Pond View Lounge. Visit the Student Government Associateion page.

Fraternity and Sorority Life
Fraternities and sororities are social student organizations that encourage personal development of members while encouraging values clarification and friendships. The recognized organizations, or chapters, are governed by a Greek Council which is committed to continuously improving the Greek system by promoting leadership, supporting community, stimulating scholarship, and upholding unity. For more information on Fraternity and Sorority Life, visit the Greek Life page.

Student Clubs and Organizations
There are more than ninety student organizations on campus, representing a wide range of interests. CSCE maintains an up-to-date listing of all recognized organizations on the Clubs and Organizations page and can provide assistance to students initiating a new organization. To find out how to start a new organization, or about the rules, rights, and responsibilities of organizations, please see the “Be Informed” section of the CSCE website.

General Statement on Student Organizations
Registration of student organizations shall not be construed as agreement, support, or approval by the University, but only as recognition of the rights of the organization to exist at the University. The University and college have the right to deny existence to any organization whose primary mission is discriminatory in nature and the right to revoke recognition of organizations if laws, procedures, policies, and standards are not upheld.

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