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Penn State Harrisburg

Website
https://harrisburg.psu.edu/student-engagement
Chapter Type
Associate
Program Name
Office of Student Engagement- Alternative Breaks
Date Established
Jun 01, 2016
History
The Office of Student Engagement was created in the summer of 2016 to offer an inclusive environment to enhance curricular and co-curricular opportunities for Penn State Harrisburg students. Through intentional student engagement, engaged scholarship, and campus and community partners we connect students through service learning, community based learning, and co-curricular engagement with social and service organizations in an effort to contribute to their academic and personal growth.

Our office restarted the Alternative Break program in Spring of 2018 with our first Alternative Break to Beaumont, Texas for Hurricane Harvey Relief. Since then we have completed another Alternative Break to Puerto Rico for Hurricane Maria Restoration Efforts, and have added a fall alternative break to accompany our spring breaks. We look forward to continue to grow in purpose and empower our students to be active in citizenship and practice compassion.
Location
Middletown, PA 17057