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Tulpehocken Road
Reading , Pennsylvania 19610-1016

Disability Resource Office

169 Franco Building
Reading, PA 19610-1016
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About Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks, located in Reading, Pennsylvania, is a vibrant and renowned public institution offering a diverse range of academic programs and opportunities to its students. The campus is nestled in the heart of Berks County, surrounded by the scenic beauty of Pennsylvania’s countryside and conveniently located near major metropolitan areas.

Penn State Berks prides itself on providing a rich and comprehensive learning environment, fostering a sense of community and engagement among students, faculty, and staff. With a commitment to academic excellence and research, the university offers over 20 bachelor’s degree programs in various fields of study. These programs span across disciplines such as business, engineering, science, humanities, and social sciences, enabling students to find their passion and chart their own academic path.

The university’s faculty members are distinguished scholars and experts in their respective fields. They are not only dedicated to enhancing classroom learning but also actively engage in research endeavors, contributing to cutting-edge discoveries and advancements. This emphasis on research gives students the opportunity to be involved in hands-on, real-world projects, fostering their critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration skills.

Penn State Berks places great importance on experiential learning, encouraging students to apply their knowledge and skills outside the classroom. The university boasts numerous internship and cooperative education opportunities, enabling students to gain practical experience and network with professionals in their chosen fields. These real-world experiences enhance their resumes and help them develop a competitive edge in the job market.

The campus itself offers state-of-the-art facilities and resources to support students’ academic and personal growth. The Gaige Technology and Business Innovation Building, for instance, provides cutting-edge technology and collaborative spaces for students in business and engineering programs. There are also various laboratories, libraries, and research centers where students can delve deeper into their areas of interest and explore their passions.

Beyond academics, the university recognizes the importance of holistic development and a well-rounded college experience. Penn State Berks offers a wide array of extracurricular activities, clubs, and organizations that cater to diverse interests. From cultural and recreational clubs to professional and academic societies, there is something for everyone. These extracurricular opportunities allow students to build lifelong friendships, develop leadership skills, and make a positive impact on the campus community.

The surrounding area of Reading, Pennsylvania, adds further allure to the Penn State Berks experience. Within reach of major metropolitan areas such as Philadelphia and New York City, students can take advantage of numerous cultural, entertainment, and networking opportunities. Additionally, the region offers breathtaking natural landscapes and outdoor recreational activities, including hiking, skiing, and boating, providing a welcome escape from the demands of academia.

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks is committed to providing a transformative educational journey, empowering students to become leaders, problem solvers, and contributors to society. With its outstanding academic programs, nurturing community, and access to a vibrant surrounding area, the university offers students a unique and enriching college experience. Whether exploring the depths of their disciplines or engaging in extracurricular pursuits, students at Penn State Berks are well-equipped to thrive both academically and personally.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations