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State of State

Founded in 2013, State of State is a student-run organization at Penn State University, committed to facilitating a dialogue within the university community about important Penn State-related issues. This dialogue culminates every year in a spring conference at which we bring together student, faculty, administration, alumni, and community leaders to speak about a variety of Penn State and State College topics, ranging from student life to mental health to town-and-gown relations. Our goal is to bring together passionate change-makers who can make our community stronger and more successful. Join this ongoing conversation “by Penn State, for Penn State” at our ​year-round special events and in February for our annual State of State conference.

Student Life

Season Of Change

"New Year, New Me! Out with the old, in with the new! Time to make resolutions!"


Defining Student Leadership

"Forget for a second about the presidents, vice-presidents, secretaries, and more being Penn State’s voice. Instead, think about the unknown leaders each and every day that arise."

Student Life

Putting the ‘You’ in PSU

"All of this leads me back to one question: Are we engaged enough?"


Fostering Dialogues, Not Debates

"We must work on how we speak but also how we listen to try to improve. Like the Willard preacher though, we must continue to speak out for what we believe is right."

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