ALTOONA, Pa. — A new resource, called You@PSU, gives students one place to access comprehensive resources, tools, and information around a range of topics within three pillars: succeed, thrive, matter. The portal also offers valuable content related to COVID-19, such as working and learning remotely, managing fears and anxieties, and staying connected while physical distancing.
Each of the platform’s three pillars offers informative articles alongside campus resources in several topic areas. Succeed focuses on academics, career success, leadership, and professional development. Thrive centers on physical, mental, and emotional well being with topics such as stress management, sleep, nutrition, sexuality, fitness, alcohol and substance use, and body image. Matter focuses on involvement and belonging, with topics such as volunteering, clubs, relationships, and making friends.
Students log in to the portal at You.PSU.edu using their Penn State credentials. Then they can create a profile, take a brief questionnaire, and set goals. Based on this information, the content within the portal is customized to a student’s needs and interests while maintaining his or her privacy and anonymity.
Students can browse the customized content by topic area or use the search feature to find specific resources and services. Each topic area allows students to filter resources by campus to find what is available to them. They can also view articles, videos, facts, tips, and more. The content in You@PSU is updated regularly and students can return to the portal again and again as their strengths and needs evolve throughout their college journey.
Penn State partnered with YOU at College to offer You@PSU. This free web portal dedicated to student health, happiness, and success is the first technology of its kind on college campuses. The portal is managed through Penn State Student Affairs but combines resources from units around the University. While the portal is now live and available to students, it will continue to be developed to include additional University resources as well as campus-specific resources and information over the next academic year.