PSU news by
Penn State's student blog



Project Blue Pill: Starting Up Start-ups

So, Project Blue Pill has finally initialized! Still wondering what it is? According to their press release,

Project Blue Pill is a student-run think-tank start-up that starts up start-ups.

Whoa, quite meta. The press release also goes on to state that Project Blue Pill “listens to other student’s ideas and turns them into a reality”. The idea is quite simple–approach Project Blue Pill with a viable idea and they will use their own resources to help put your idea in motion (Kind of like these guys)! Their aim is for each project to improve the quality of life for Penn State students and aim to do this by working with student groups such as the University Park Undergraduate Association, the University Park Allocation Committee, the Association of Residence Hall Students and the Interfraternity Council/Panhellenic Council.

Some of Project Blue Pill‘s initial project launches are as follows:

  • Tenant Review of Landlord (TRL) – The TRL hopes to combine the student housing market with a rating feature. Think of it as a RateMyProfessors for off-campus housing. This will allow for students to see reviews of apartments and houses based on previous tenants.
  • PennSAFE – This initiative works to identify and address the safety issues which face the Penn State community. It seeks to raise awareness of ways safety can be enhanced here at PSU. They hope to use a three pronged approach to help spread awareness, which focuses on Prevention and Programming, Reporting, and Rehabilitation.
  • behindBLUE – In this initiative, Project Blue Pill hopes to work with the UPUA to expand the membership of the Facilities Fee board to include more students. This initiative also seeks to mobilize members of the community, administration, faculty, staff, and alumni to work closely with students, who will research and draft policy pertaining to issues regarding facilities at Penn State. This project hopes to “build and execute facilities proposals to make Penn State more sustainable, affordable and student friendly.”

Project Blue Pill has nothing to do with The Matrix, fighting agents, or saving Zion. However, it is about looking to empower students to take their ideas and turn them into reality. Our new reality.


About the Author


More by Hasan

ARHS Update: What’s Happening in the Dorms?

We wrote some time back about UPUA and CCSG plans, but what about ARHS? Well, they too have kept themselves very busy this summer to help springboard themselves into a good position for the fall. We spoke to ARHS President, Steve Roberts, to see what ARHS has been up to.

Read on to see what he has to say…

Cogster: Helping Main Street PSU

MegaBus Stop Moved to Walmart. Calamity Ensues


Incoming Penn State Track & Field Athlete Kristian Marche Shot To Death In Philadelphia

The incident surrounding Marche’s death is “under investigation,” according to the Philadelphia police department.

Former Women’s Gymnastics Coach Files Lawsuit Against Penn State Over Handling Of Abuse Allegations

Men’s Soccer Trio, Reading United Win PDL Eastern Conference Title, Fall Short Of National Championship

Penn State Hockey’s Evan Barratt, Aarne Talvitie Participate In World Junior Summer Showcase

Ally McHugh Wins 400 Medley National Championship

Student Life

Penn State Parking Office Runs Into Student Permit Purchase Issues

Students were delayed hours on Tuesday afternoon while trying to purchase on-campus parking permits.

Girirajan Lab Seeks To Bridge The Gap Between Fly And Human Genomes

Join Onward State: Fall 2018 Application

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

Join Onward State: Fall 2018 Application

Onward State is hiring for the fall semester and we’d love to have you join us.

Incoming Penn State Track & Field Athlete Kristian Marche Shot To Death In Philadelphia

The incident surrounding Marche’s death is “under investigation,” according to the Philadelphia police department.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Madden NFL 19 Ratings For Nittany Lions

For the second consecutive year, Sean Lee is the highest-rated Nittany Lion in the Madden video game.

Send this to a friend