Each year, sophomores in the Academy are asked to write and present policy papers as part of the Dean's Seminar course in the fall semester. These policy papers are completed as small group projects and are organized around a central theme provided by the Dean of the Schreyer Honors College and the Director of the Presidential Leadership Academy.
Groups present their final policy proposals during the last few classes of the semester to their classmates, the Dean of the Schreyer Honors College, the Director of the Academy, and various members of Penn State leadership who have been invited to sit in. With the leadership present in the room for those final presentations, it's no wonder that several of these proposals have been implemented!
2020: Health and Wellness
Students examined the topic of Health and Wellness, aligning their policies with the U.N. Sustainability Goals. Students also focused on developing strategic plans specifically for the Schreyer Honors College.
Initiative for the Creation of the Schreyer Wellness Ambassadors
Dhir Agrawal, Sebastien Kraft, Flavia Kung’u, Vanshika Madaan, Belinda Mativenga, Angelina Santamaria
Tiffany Bass, Madison Burnard, Bianca Cannata, Mae Vine
SHO TIME: Reprogrammed for Students
Vincent Birch, Jade Campos, Christopher Egg-Krings, Grant Hopkins, Justin Korman, Jocelyn Krieger
Schreyer Stress Less Space
Laura Brownstead, Jalen Fowler, Ashley Griffith, Eddie Spanguolo, Destiny Wright