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Welcome to Penn State Mont Alto on behalf of the entire Student Affairs team!

Andrea Christopher, Director of Student Affairs

Andrea Christopher
Director of Student Affairs

On behalf of all of us in Student Affairs, welcome to Penn State Mont Alto.

This year will bring many exciting and new opportunities for you to experience. The faculty, administrators, and staff at Mont Alto are committed to the creation of a top-notch educational experience for you. We do this through teaching and learning in and out of the classroom, and through programs and activities that we hope you will find enjoyable and enriching.


We provide a wide variety of leadership opportunities and encourage you to get involved. It is our firm belief that students who take active roles in their education—both in the classroom and through out-of-class involvement—will get the most out of their college experiences.


We take great pride in the successes and accomplishments of our students and look forward to working with you.

The Division of Student Affairs and the Offices of Campus and Residence Life provide services and programs that are designed to complement formal classroom learning, enrich the collegiate experience, and promote student success. Our staff provides the following programs and services:

  • Campus Life**
  • Career Services
  • Counseling Services
  • Health Services
  • Multicultural Support
  • Off-campus Housing (Mont Alto and University Park)
  • Newspaper Readership Program
  • Response to Acts of Intolerance
  • Sexual Harassment Resources
  • Student Affairs Research and Assessment
  • Veterans' Affairs

** Campus Life includes: Alcohol and Drug Education and Intervention, Campus Ministry, Clubs and Organizations, Judicial Affairs and Community Standards, Leadership Development, New Student Orientation, Residence Life, Resource Center, Student Activities and Cultural Programs, Student Center Management, and Volunteer Programs.

We engage students in active learning and advocate on behalf of student needs and interests. We are committed to partnering with students, faculty, staff, alumni and the community to help students connect with the larger campus community and to fostering student successes both in and out of the classroom. Our mission includes the development of a learning community that is committed to justice, integrity, equality, civility, dignity, and responsible citizenship.