We teach students to be leaders with a global perspective. We conduct research to improve lives. We add millions to the economy through projects in our state and beyond. We help communities by sharing our faculty expertise and research.We have campuses from one side of the state to the other. It̠s convenient to go to Penn State no matter where you are. In-state students can commute from home or live on their own. Out-of-state and international students find welcoming communities at our campuses, including some that have services dedicated specifically to them. Through Penn State World Campus, students can take courses and work towards degrees online from anywhere on the globe that has Internet service.We support students through, among other things, advising and counseling services for school and life; diversity and inclusion services; social media sites; safety services; and emergency assistance.Our network of more than a half-million alumni is accessible to students when they want advice, job networking and mentor opportunities, and information about what to expect in the future. We have graduates all over the world, ready to help.The best part of Penn State is our people--our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and residents in communities around our campuses. The people who study and work at here every day are dedicated to learning and fostering a diverse and inclusive environment.