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The cocurriculum at Penn State is defined as formal and informal out-of-class learning opportunities. These opportunities include involvement with clubs and organizations, workshops, lectures, internships, co-ops, living-learning communities, intramural and recreation programs, undergraduate research opportunities, interactions with faculty and others students, service learning, academic and career advising, cultural events and study abroad.

Each of the topics in the EDGE program are crucial to student development that you may not have the time, expertise, or comfort level to teach. These workshops are perfect if you teach First Year Seminars and helpful for courses intended to help students develop skills as part of the cocurriculum. See a comprehensive listing of workshops and certificates.

Have your students use the online workshops right from this Web site! Just tell them to go to '' to learn more.

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To learn more about Cocurricular Learning at Penn State, join the conversation on the Cocurricular Learning Community hub.

Improving Educational Programming

Learn how to effectively design and assess educational programming throughout Penn State Student Affairs. Penn State Access Account userid and password required.

Students in Distress

Learn to recognize students in distress and make appropriate referrals for assistance to The Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) or other campus and community resources.

Worrisome Student Behaviors

Learn about supporting, understanding, and intervening in worrisome student behaviors.

Guide for Writing Letters of Recommendation

Learn how to write letter of recommendation for students.

The division provides a wide variety of educational programs. Professional
staff from Student Affairs are available to speak to your classes
on the following topics:

Academic and Career Decision Making
Academic integrity; study skills, note taking, time management and other student
academic survival skills; job search skills; searching for career
related fields occupations, and for potential employers; the graduate
school search: mentoring, networking and experimental learning opportunities.

Civil Engagement and Ethical Decision Making
Freedom of expression; hazing; students rights, responsibilities, and expectations
of a PSU citizen; classroom behavior; sexual harassment; roommate
relationships; conflict management and social justice matters.

Community Service and Leadership
Service learning and volunteerism; assertive communication; listening
skills; effective decision making; team development, community building,
and individual and group leadership training.

Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender Issues;
Multicultural Competence and Enrichment and Women's Issues
Identity development; homophobia and heterosexism; classroom climate,
campus environment, hate crimes; human relations; cross cultural communication;
diversity; race; ethnicity; religion; sexual orientation; gender communication;
age; military; parental status; class; sexual assault; self-defense;
men stopping rape; and dialogues on race.

Physical, Emotional Health and Wellness
Relaxation and stress relief; sexualhealth; alcohol and other drugs;
wellness, nutrition and fitness.

To schedule a Student Affairs specialist to speak during one of your
classes or for more information contact: Ask Student Affairs at call 814.863.7800.

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