Community Engagement The Office of Student Life

Life’s persistent and most urgent question is, “What are you doing for others?” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Clean up in PhilaCommunity Engagement engages students, community members, faculty and staff to facilitate partnerships, education, critical thinking and informed action.  Through these collaborations, we aim to foster social justice by promoting personal, institutional and community change.


Community Engagement assists the Penn State Abington community in the areas of service.  Service in the community takes on many names and our work can be called community service, volunteerism, civic engagement, service learning, and public scholarship.  We work to engage our student body and our campus community with the surrounding population in various areas of need and concern.  We provide opportunities to become involved in the community, to learn more about yourself and to experience firsthand a variety of issues affecting both our community and our society as a whole.


Sampling of Services We Provide

  • Resources on service-related events and relevant service issues
  • Opportunities for campus organizations to collaborate on service projects
  • Provide assistance in developing service projects that address specific academic connections and personal interests
  • Provide assistance to the communities' requests for volunteer aide
  • Provide one time programs and immersion programs for our campus community


Contact and Hours
The Office of Student Life is open from 8-5.  The office is located in the Lares Building.  Community Engagement is located in 211 Lares.


Student Opportunities
Immersion Projects
Traditional Events
Community Partners

Tracy Reed
Tracy Reed
Assistant Director of Student Life 211 Lares