Student Affairs

Student Affairs supports student development, both personal and professional; creates out-of-classroom educational opportunities; and contributes to a safe and inclusive campus community. Student Affairs consists of Student Activities, Health and Wellness, Personal Counseling, Student Outreach, and Student Policies. Student Affairs also provides students with their student ID+ cards.

Read this message re: Covid-19 from the Director of Student Affairs.

Various students sitting with the Nittany Lion mascot and holding up their index fingers as if to say, “We’re number one!”

Student Activities

Being a student at Penn State Wilkes-Barre is more than just taking classes; it also includes getting involved in both co- and extra-curricular learning opportunities. Being involved in activities on campus will not only give you the opportunity to meet new people and form life-long friendships, but you will enhance your Penn State experience by learning how to be a team player, sharpening your communication skills, developing networking skills, and just having fun!

Students sitting together outside with Hayfield House in the background

Health and Wellness

Penn State Wilkes-Barre Health Services is a collaborative nurse and physician practice. We offer primary care (sick visits) to students as well as specialized services such as: athletic physical exams, specialty referrals, tobacco and alcohol intervention programs, and some on-site laboratory testing. We are pleased to offer students health promotion and education programs through a variety of workshops, programs and patient education materials. Our goal is to help you learn how to care for your health both during your college years and after you graduate from Penn State.

Students in a group in the Student Commons

Personal Counseling

Counseling services can help students resolve personal concerns that may interfere with their academic progress, social development, and satisfaction at Penn State. Counseling services at Penn State Wilkes-Barre are free and confidential for students. The Counseling Office provides individual, couples and group counseling.

Students at a Stand for State Event

Student Outreach

Penn State Wilkes-Barre Student Affairs is committed to helping our students with more than just curricular and co-curricular events. 

Students in a classroom

Student Policies

Student Affairs can provide assistance to students in understanding campus policies and regulations.  Students are encouraged to make themselves aware of their responsibilities to the Student Code of Conduct and to other policies related to campus behavioral standards.