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Program Partnerships

The Search Bar

The Search Bar offers a suite of peer-to-peer undergraduate student services in Sidewater Commons, located on the first floor of Pattee Library. These services are designed for peers to assist their fellow students toward academic success in research and writing. The Search Bar is a collaboration between the University Libraries and The Writing Center @ Penn State Learning.

The Search Bar is open when classes are in session during the fall and spring semesters. We do not offer any hours during the summer.

Undergraduate Research, Fellowships, and Mentoring Office

The Undergraduate Research and Fellowships Mentoring Office (URFM) provides writing support to students and recent alumni pursuing opportunities in research, fellowships, and grants.

English for Professional Purposes Intercultural Center

The English for Professional Purposes Intercultural Center (EPPIC) creates timely and effective support programming for multilingual students and scholars who are seeking to hone their English skills for professional purposes. EPPIC offers a variety of services including one on one meetings and practical workshops for faculty, staff, and students. For more information, please visit

The Graduate Writing Center

The Graduate Writing Center (GWC) offers writing support for graduate students at Penn State through one-to-one consultations and writing workshops each term that are open to the entire graduate student community.