Student Multicultural Advisory and Recruitment Team

Student Multicultural Advisory and Recruitment Team

Our Mission

The mission of the Student Multicultural Advisory and Recruitment Team (SMART), is to assist the Admissions Office with their recruitment and retention, with a focus on under-represented students. In addition, SMART assists the Penn State community, faculty, staff, and support services with developing positive relationships with a diverse student body. Through the continued involvement with Penn State, the goal of SMART is to increase the retention and graduation rates of under-represented by incorporating the use of workshops and collaboration with the multicultural organizations on campus. Ultimately, we will help produce leaders of today and tomorrow.


The purpose shall be to assist Penn State Altoona’s admission office with recruitment through involvement in Admissions events, student panel sessions, phone-a-thons, and other activities. In addition to advising the Admissions Office on better ways and strategies to recruit students from a a student’s prospective.

We are recruiting for the Fall 2017 semester.

  • August 31 – Come see us at the involvement Fair around the Reflecting Pond
  • September 4 – SMART recruitment session in the Slep Student Center
  • September 5 – Application Deadline
  • September 10 – Interviews Begin