The PA’s are your main point of contact with the Pennypacker Experience Program. They are here to be resource people and mentors (or big sisters/brothers). They are students from various majors and have experienced the first year life at Penn State. They know what you are facing as a first-year student and are here to help -- but you have to ask. It is important that you understand that the PA’s reside in the residence hall to give you guidance, mentorship, and a shoulder to lean on during your first year at Penn State. They conduct building rounds from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., Sunday through Thursday. During the building meeting, you will have an opportunity to meet the PA’s.
The RA role differs from that of the PA. While the RA’s can also be seen as a helpful resource in the residence hall, they will be responsible for enforcing the rules of the residence hall.