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Mission and Vision


We will make a positive impact on society by engaging diverse audiences in the design and delivery of compelling content and meaningful programs that are grounded in faculty expertise. Through our work we are committed to being an inclusive and engaged university for Pennsylvania and beyond.


Resilient Pennsylvania:


  1. Communities and individuals apply easily-understandable and easily-accessible evidence-based content to achieve positive educational, health, and well-being impacts.

  2. Students gain real-world experience that leads to growth in one or more of five core competency areas: multicultural awareness, systems thinking, ethical reasoning, civic responsibility, professional development.

  3. Academic partners are supported and equipped to engage communities in mutual learning and discovery to address societal problems and opportunities.

  4. Penn State Outreach annually returns value to the University that exceeds the University’s financial investment in the unit.

  5. Internal and external audiences recognize Penn State as a leader in community and student engagement.