Through the various leadership opportunities offered to Abington students, students are encouraged and challenged to extend learning beyond the classroom in the high-quality experiential activities that will prepare them for complex issues in their community and chosen profession.
Opportunities challenge students to:
Enrich and deepen their self-knowledge
Develop self-confidence and competence
Manage their time, energy and efforts to live balanced lives
Recognize and assume accountability for their actions and decisions
Communicate and interact effectively
Think creatively and critically
Consider and understand multiple perspectives
Embrace the responsibilities associated with becoming an ethical leader
Our service programs engage students, faculty, staff and community to facilitate partnerships, education, critical thinking and informed action about matter surround Abington, Pennsylvania and the World. Through these collaborations, we aim to foster social justice by promoting personal, institutional and community change
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.
At Penn State Abington, our office overseas various areas related to Service:
If you have any questions or want to get involved with service-learning at Penn State Abington, please email [email protected].
Abington Campus Entertainment (ACE)
Penn State Abington’s University-affiliate programming board, Abington Campus Entertainment (ACE) is one of the largest and most active student organizations. ACE strives to entertain, develop, inspire, and have fun. The programming board works hard to bring many different types of entertainment to campus, from comedians and musicians to lecturers and authors.
In addition to their own events, ACE co-sponsors with many other student organizations to help events be successful. ACE is more than just what you see on the outside. Behind the scenes, members are learning professional skills that they can take out into the work force, no matter what they are studying. Such skills include teamwork, communication, customer service, and time management. Members also get the chance to explore their own selves to achieve personal and professional growth. ACE members are not only challenged to excel personally, but to also drive others to excel. ACE inspires its members to set goals and dream big.