Welcome to State of State
"A conference by Penn State, for Penn 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 monthly special events and in February for our annual State of State conference.
Committee applications are now open! Apply here by Sunday, 9/4 at 5pm!
Meet our new Executive Board!
Thank you to everyone who attended our conference! We hope you enjoyed "exploring the glory" with us and you came away with some new ideas to make Penn State a better place for everyone.
Here's a look at State of State's evolution over the past 3 years.
Working on a project to improve the Penn State community? We want to help! Tell us a little about it by filling out a short form:
We want to say thank you to everyone who supported our third annual conference. Thank you so much to all of our team, attendees, live stream viewers, sponsors, and partners! You all helped to make the third State of State conference a resounding success that we hope will inspire people to act.