You@PSU wellness portal provides customized support to students

September 22, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Navigating the complexities of student life isn’t always easy, and sometimes the wealth of available information can seem overwhelming. You@PSU, an online portal designed for students at all Penn State campus locations, aims to provide a comprehensive set of resources, tools and information around a range of topics that are deemed most important by students.

Through You@PSU, students can identify a range of topics within three pillars: Succeed, Thrive, Matter. Each pillar houses informative articles alongside campus resources in several topic areas. Succeed focuses on academics, career success, leadership, and professional development. Thrive centers around physical, mental and emotional wellbeing 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 can access the portal by visiting and entering their Penn State credentials. After logging into the portal for the first time, students can create a profile, take a brief questionnaire and set goals. Based on this information, the content within the portal is customized to individuals student’s needs and interests, all while maintaining privacy and anonymity.

Because the portal is so personalized, it adapts to each student’s unique experience including stressors, lifestyle and needs change throughout college.

Students can browse the customized content by topic area (Succeed, Thrive, Matter) or use the search feature to find specific resources and services by topic area keyword search. Each topic area allows students to filter by campus resources to find what is available on their campus. Students can also view all resources, which include 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.

Developed using pioneering technology, You@PSU offers a set of comprehensive and personalized resources specifically designed to help college students manage topics that are most important to them. The portal is managed through Penn State Student Affairs but combines resources from units around the University to promote student health, happiness and personal development. The portal is currently available to all Penn State students, and will continue to be updated with new content throughout the academic year.

Last Updated September 23, 2020