As one of the four affiliate organizations at Penn State Altoona, S.M.A.R.T. has an ever-expanding role at Penn State Altoona as we assist in the recruitment and retention efforts of underrepresented students.
The mission of the Student Multicultural Advisory and Recruitment Team (S.M.A.R.T.), is to assist the Admissions Office with their recruitment and retention, with a focus on under-represented students. In addition, SMART assists the Penn State community, faculty, staff, and support services with developing positive relationships with a diverse student body. Through the continued involvement with Penn State, the goal of SMART is to increase the retention and graduation rates of under-represented by incorporating the use of workshops and collaboration with the multicultural organizations on campus. Ultimately, we will help produce leaders of today and tomorrow.