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Support Services and Assistance

Support Services and assistance available to students in the Penn State College of Education.

ADULT LEARNER PROGRAMS & SERVICES, 210 Boucke Building 865-5403 or 800-252-3592. Provides services for any adult learner.

CAREER SERVICES, 101 Bank of America Building, 865-2377. Placement service and information workshops on career opportunities, resume preparation, interviewing skills, and job search strategies, as well as the "DISCOVER" and "Sigi"computer-based career guidance system. Professional credentials file service for graduates.

COUNSELING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES , 501 Student Health Center, 863-0395. Provides comprehensive personal/psychological counseling services on a confidential basis.

ADVISING AND CERTIFICATION CENTER, 228 Chambers, 865-0488. General information and advising for undergraduate Education programs and certification.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY, COUNSELING and SPECIAL EDUCATION, 100 Cedar, 863-0048. Counseling and testing designed to help students deal with a variety of academic and personal concerns.

DIVISION OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES, 101 Grange, 865-7576. Serves students during their freshman or sophomore years by providing academic counseling as they explore career options and select majors.

OFFICE OF GLOBAL PROGRAMS,  410 Boucke, 865-7681. Studying abroad is one of the best ways to understand a different culture in a meaningful way. It is an experience that can have a profound impact on all students, especially future educators.

OFFICE OF STUDENT AID, 314 Shields, 865-6301. Information and advice about scholarships, student loans, and other forms of financial assistance.

PENN STATE LEARNING , 220 Boucke Building, 7 Sparks Building and 101A Pattee-Paterno Library, 865-1841. All PSU students are encouraged to use the following services of the Center:

TUTORING CENTER offers one-to-one tutoring for most courses. Individualized instruction and help is provided to students based on needs which can range from difficulty understanding a single concept, problem or chapter, to a more pervasive deficiency stemming from lack of adequate background preparation in the content area being studied. Requests for individual tutoring are closely coordinated with other services already being provided through the Learning Resource Center.

MATH CENTER provides drop-in tutoring in Math 1-200. Students should come prepared with specific questions to ask, and are urged to use the Math Center on a regular basis for studying rather than just for last minute help before exams.

WRITING CENTER provides free individualized help in writing, and also serves all students enrolled in English 5.

MEDIA TECH INFO LINE (TELEPHONE INFORMATION FOR PENN STATE), 863-1234. This system provides telephone access to automated listening information about resources including Career Services, Financial Aid, Grades, Jobs, Majors, Maps, Policies and Procedures Study Skills and Weather.

OFFICE OF STUDENT CONDUCT, 120 Boucke, 863-0342. Handles discipline cases for the University using mediation and educational programs in addition to the formal discipline process. Offers free and confidential conflict management, mediation, and intercultural conflict management training for the University community.

STUDENT LEGAL SERVICES, 120 Boucke, 867-4388, The Office of Student Legal Services (SLS) provides legal counsel, advice, representation, and referral services to PSU students at the University Park campus. Legal consultation is available by appointment only; advice will not be provided over the telephone nor via email. Any legal advice you receive will be the advice of a licensed attorney.

PSYCHOLOGICAL CLINIC, 314 Moore, 865-2191. Provides a full range of clinical psychological services for students.

SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY (CEDAR) CLINIC, 125 Cedar Bldg, 863-2418. Provides services to children, adolescents, and young adults.

SPEECH, LANGUAGE AND HEARING CLINIC, 110 Ford, 865-5414. Offers speech and hearing evaluation and therapy.

STUDENT CARE AND ADVOCACY, 120 Boucke, 863-2020; email Provides Penn State students with the necessary tools and support to make difficult situations more manageable.

VOLUNTEERS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS, Catherine Thatcher-Lehman (, State College, PA 235-4915.

OFFICE OF VETERANS PROGRAMS, 325 Boucke Building, 863-0465

NOTE: Similar support services are available at all PSU campuses.