Outreach Programs

Penn State Outreach promotes the University’s land-grant mission by sharing resources and knowledge to make a broader impact in the world. Outreach acts as a bridge between the University and the needs of the communities we serve by providing students with meaningful out-of-classroom engagement opportunities and disseminating faculty research and expertise.

  • Conferences and Institutes Conferences and Institutes - Conferences and Institutes plans and manages more than 90 conferences and programs each year, providing engaging opportunities for community and academic learning.
  • Justice and Safety Institute Justice and Safety Institute - For nearly 50 years, the Penn State Justice and Safety Institute has provided the highest quality training, education, and consulting services to thousands of law enforcement and criminal justice professionals.
  • Nittany AI Alliance Nittany AI Alliance - The Nittany AI Alliance brings together the Penn State community, technology leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs through programs that create meaningful engagement opportunities for students focused on new artificial intelligence solutions and services.
  • OLLI Osher Lifelong Learning Institute - OLLI at Penn State is a volunteer-driven membership organization open to all members of the community—aged 50 years or better—who want to learn, explore, and make new friends in a welcoming environment.
  • Penn State Center Philadelphia Penn State Center Philadelphia - The Penn State Center Philadelphia fosters collaboration among communities, practitioners, and scholars to co-create social justice solutions to pressing problems surrounding equity, inclusion, and quality of life.
  • Penn State Center Pittsburgh Penn State Center Pittsburgh - The Penn State Center Pittsburgh connects the Pittsburgh region with the University’s faculty, staff, and programs to support sustainable communities through research, local outreach, engaged scholarship, and educational opportunities.
  • Summer camp kids at Shaver's Creek Environmental Center Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center - Since 1976, the programs at Shaver's Creek Environmental Center, Outdoor School, and Team Development Center have provided a mix of educational and recreational opportunities for families, schools, corporate groups, and Penn State students.
  • WPSU team holding an Emmy Award WPSU - WPSU Penn State is a next-generation PBS and NPR media station offering programs through radio, cable, satellite, and digital channels. WPSU creates, curates, and distributes traditional and digital content on screens both large and small.