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How to Respond If You’ve Committed a Microaggression

People commonly commit microaggressions without even realizing it. If you have been called out for committing a microaggression, that doesn’t mean you are a horrible person. But it does mean you should take the opportunity to reflect on your actions and consider how your words (and the thinking behind them) affect — and may hurt…

Accessibility Tools Available to Penn State Students at No Cost

The digital nature of online courses gives students the freedom to customize their learning experience in ways that are not always possible in a physical environment. Beyond having the ability to engage with courses from a variety of devices at any time, Penn State World Campus students can take advantage of a number of free…

Disability Services: How to Request Academic Accommodations

Penn State World Campus offers a variety of resources and accommodations to students with disabilities. Although a member of the staff or faculty or an agency liaison can refer you to Student Disability Resources, you can also contact this office directly to discuss resources available or request assistance. One of the most common reasons for…

Technology Tools for a More Connected World Campus Experience

Meeting and connecting with classmates are a huge part of college life, but during my first semester at Penn State World Campus, there was little opportunity to interact with my fellow students apart from online discussions. There was none of the chitchatting, talking shop, or comparing notes that happens in real life. I definitely felt…

Get These Valuable Benefits of Volunteering During a Day of Service

Did you know that volunteering can be good for your health? A study by the Corporation for National & Community Service found that people who volunteer have lower mortality rates, improved functional abilities, and reduced rates of depression. And of course, volunteering is also good for the people and organizations you decide to serve.   There are more…