Who are we?

The Penn State Student United Way (PSU SUW) is a student-run branch of the Centre County United Way. We are a group of student volunteers devoted to lending our time and talent for the benefit of our surrounding community. Additionally, we work closely with Centre County United Way to provide continuing support for its 40 partner agencies. Through our efforts, we hope to encourage other students to become both active members of our club and volunteers within their own community. Ultimately, our goal is to inspire our members to continue giving and volunteering beyond their careers at Penn State.

To learn more come to our bi-weekly meetings:
WHEN: Wednesdays at 7PM
WHERE: 309 Boucke

Mission Statement

The Student United Way at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park Campus, serves the local community by:
1. Educating our members, other student organizations, and the Penn State student body about Centre County United Way and its benefiting agencies
2. Raising funds for health and human service initiatives in Centre County,
3. Working together with student organizations to lead similar fundraising efforts.
We are students committed to leadership through service and teamwork. The Student United Way hopes to increase student involvement in the betterment of our Centre County community.

Brief History

The Student United Way was founded as a student branch of the Centre County United Way at The Pennsylvania State University in 2002. Until 2007, PSU SUW was the only student-run organization for any United Way within the United States. Our club has grown considerably from its outset, and now it is serving as a model for students across the nation as they create their own Student United Way organizations.

Trash to Treasure

The Student United Way Winter Trash 2 Treasure Sale is an outgrowth of the Trash to Treasure stadium sale that happens every year in May. The sale is organized and operated entirely by the members of Penn State Student United Way and is headed by two T2T coordinators. For the past two years, the sale has been held in 106 Fischer building in the East Halls housing complex off Bigler Road. All Money that is raised is then donated to Centre County United Way.