A Message from the President

Hello Chicagoland Penn Staters and visitors! 


Whether you are new to the area, have been here for many years, or are just visiting, I invite you to connect with the Penn State Chicago community through our Chapter.

Our goal is to bring a little bit of Happy Valley to the Windy City through a variety of events, such as football viewing parties at our official bars, fundraisers for THON and our Chicago Chapter scholarship program, and monthly social activities. We also love to give back to the Chicagoland community through volunteer events with the Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center, the Greater Chicago Food Depository, and the Ronald McDonald House. Additionally, the Chapter collaborates with other Big Ten alumni for events such as the annual BTN 10k and alumni networking opportunities. 

Please consider becoming a member of our Chapter so you can connect with alumni, current students, and friends of Penn State, and take advantage of all that we have to offer you!

For the Glory,
Caitlin Bencel  ‘07

Greater Chicago Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association