First-generation students have access to a menu of programs and services at Penn State Fayette to support and enrich the college experience.
Get involved! Join a student club or organization, play an intramural sport, and participate in campus activities and events. Need support? Take advantage of child care subsidy programs, the campus food pantry and garden, and tuition and financial aid resources, and free mental health counseling.
Advising plays a critical role in a student’s academic development and degree progression. Advisers are available to assist you with academic exploration; academic planning; navigating university tools, resources and policies; and identifying personal goals and developing a plan to meet those goals. Visit LionPath to schedule an appointment with your advisor.
Free individual and group academic tutoring consultations with peer and professional tutors are available for the following subjects: Writing, Math, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Physical Therapy, Economics, and more. Students are also welcome to meet with Student Success Center staff to discuss time-management and study skills or participate in Student Success Center workshops and events throughout each semester.
First-generation students can feel less connected to professional resources. Take advantage of workshops, resume assistance, information about graduate schools, government agencies, career fairs, job openings, on campus recruiting, and the career resource library. The Career Planning team can help you with your concerns, provide information, and make referrals to other resources and services.
SAGE (Student Athletes Graduate and Excel) is a collaborative campus program to support the success of our student-athletes, many of whom identify as first-generation college students. SAGE combines holistic support from staff, faculty, and coaches—from academic coaching to powerful mentorship.
First-Year Seminar (FYS)
The first-year seminar course and new peer mentoring program assist students with understanding fundamentals for college success, learning the various services and programs offered by the university, becoming familiar with the academic calendar and university policies, and building community.