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Academic and Student Services

Academic services are offered to you through the Smeal College of Business and on a higher University level. Services cover academic, career, personal, and physical needs.

Academic and Student Services in the Smeal College

Academic Advising Center

You are assigned an academic adviser throughout your time at Penn State. The Academic Advising Center is conveniently located in Suite 202 of the Business Building.

First-Year Seminar

The First-Year Seminar helps you learn about the University community and the Smeal College of Business. The course focuses on University life, business, leadership, ethics, diversity, and citizenship.

Smeal College Student Mentors

Peer mentors assist with academic and social adjustment to Penn State. They coordinate new student orientation, a course registration workshop, and run the College's annual Phon-a-thon, providing assistance to high school students accepted to the Smeal College.

Faculty Advising

Smeal College faculty are available to discuss career issues and course selection related to your interests in a specific major. As experts in their field, they are a valuable resource both inside and outside of class.

Student Organizations

Over 30 business student clubs and organizations are coordinated through the Smeal College. From business fraternities to advisory organizations, there is something for everyone.

Diversity Enhancement Programs

The Smeal College Diversity Enhancement Program levels the playing field for students of all backgrounds and beliefs. From advising to leadership development, you are prepared for the rigors of the academic community and an eventual career in business.

Internship Program

In addition to internships available through the University's Office of Career Services, the College has its own internship office. Annually, over 750 Smeal College students participate in internships nationwide.

Academic and Student Services at the University Level

University Learning Centers

Tutorial labs in English writing, mathematics, language, and supplemental instruction are available to you.

Office for Disability Services

Provides access services for students with disabilities.

Learning Edge Academic Program (LEAP)

LEAP is a learning community program designed for freshmen who start in the summer. Students take two courses with a small cohort of students both in class and in the residence halls. They are also paired with a student mentor who aids in the transition to college.

Schreyer Business Library

The Schreyer Business Library serves the learning and research needs of the students and faculty in the Smeal College of Business.

Multicultural Resource Center

The Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) provides professional counseling and educational services for African/Black American, Latino/Hispanic American, Asian & Pacific American, and American Indian/Alaskan Native students.