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​PA Hunger-Free Campus

To achieve the PA Hunger-Free Campus designation, institutions must certify and be able to demonstrate that they meet the following criteria:

  1. The institution has a method to directly connect students to food options through one or more of the following: an on-campus food pantry, a local community-based food pantry, or a food delivery program.
  2. The institution has strategies in place to increase awareness of the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) eligibility rules for students, focuses SNAP outreach on potentially eligible students, and helps students apply for SNAP and other benefits.
    • Note: it is strongly recommended that institutions connect with the PA Department of Human Services and consider enrolling as a COMPASS Community partner.
  3. The institution has a task force that meets on a regular basis to address basic needs initiatives, including hunger, and raises awareness among students using an equity, inclusion, and belonging (PDF) lens. The task force includes students, faculty, financial aid staff, student support staff, and at least one member of institutional leadership (Cabinet, Vice President, etc.).
  4. The institution collects and reports data to the college/university community and/or state on student food insecurity, such as participation in the Hope Center's #RealCollege Survey.
    • Institutions that are implementing additional innovative solutions to address student hunger and other basic needs for their campus community, in conjunction with demonstrating the criteria below, may also be eligible to receive the PA Hunger-Free Campus+ designation in recognition of their leadership in the area of college student food security.

      Possible initiatives that may warrant PA Hunger-Free+ designation include (but are not limited to):

      • Offering a variety of meal plans, including an option that provides 10 or fewer meals weekly to avoid interfering with SNAP eligibility
      • Creating or implementing meal-sharing programs.
      • Educating student leaders on campus to create student-centered programs; or
      • Facilitating innovative community partnerships

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​Designated Institutions

Designation
Institution
Contact
PA Hunger-Free Campus+ Alvernia University Jamie Caporizo, Senior Director of Mission and Ministry
jamie.caporizo@alvernia.edu
610-796-5512
PA Hunger-Free Campus+ ​Arcadia University Sabrina Glass, Interim Director-Office of Sexual and Gender-based Violence Prevention and Education
glasss@arcadia.edu
215-572-4684
PA Hunger-Free Campus+ ​Bidwell Training Center Audra Pavloski, Director Student Services
apavloski@manchesterbidwell.org
412-323-4000
PA Hunger-Free Campus ​Brockway Center for Arts and Technology Deborah R. Heigel, Executive Director
debbie.heigel@brockwaycat.org
814-265-1111
PA Hunger-Free Campus+ ​Bucknell University Lena Crane, Associate Dean of Students
lkc007@bucknell.edu
570-577-1601
PA Hunger-Free Campus+ ​Bucks County Community College Dr. Dekia Smith, Interim Dean of Students
dekia.smith@bucks.edu
215-968-8139
PA Hunger-Free Campus Butler County Community College Karen Jack, KEYS Program Director
karen.jack@bc3.edu
724-287-8711 ext. 8378
PA Hunger-Free Campus+ ​Cabrini University Dr. Laura Chisolm, Executive Director of Grants and Foundation Relations
lc10605@cabrini.edu
610-902-8231
PA Hunger-Free Campus ​Carlow University Kate O'Brien, Coordinator of Mercy Services
kaobrien@carlow.edu
412-578-8778
PA Hunger-Free Campus+ ​Carnegie Mellon University Zachary Miller, Project Administrator
zmiller@andrew.cmu.edu
412-268-8704
PA Hunger-Free Campus Cedar Crest College Calley Stevens Taylor, Vice President for Student Success and Engagement and Dean of Students
calley.taylor@cedarcrest.edu
610-606-4666, ext. 3582
​PA Hunger-Free Campus
​Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology
​Todd Taylor, School Director
814-359-2793 ext. 217
PA Hunger-Free Campus ​Cheyney University
Rosalyn Henderson, Director, TRIO SSS Programs
rhenderson@cheyney.edu
610-399-2647
PA Hunger-Free Campus+ ​Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania Dr. Tiffany Welch, Associate Professor of Social Work and BSW Program Director
twelch@mansfield.edu
570-662-4494
PA Hunger-Free Campus ​Community College of Allegheny County Mary Lou Kennedy, Associate Vice President for Student Success Services
mkennedy@ccac.edu
724-325-6670
PA Hunger-Free Campus+ ​Duquesne University Adam T. Wasilko, Dean of Students
wasilkoa@duq.edu
412-396-6657
PA Hunger-Free Campus+ ​East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania Laura Suits-Dolan, Interim Coordinator of Health & Wellness
lsuits@esu.edu
570-422-3298
PA Hunger-Free Campus Eastern University Dr. Jackie Irving, Assistant VP for Student Development
jirving@eastern.edu
610-541-5823
PA Hunger-Free Campus ​HACC: Central Pennsylvania's Community College Nakia Perry, Director of CARE Center
nperry@hacc.edu
717-358-2288
PA Hunger-Free Campus+ ​Holy Family University Sister Rita Fanning, CSFN, MS, '89,  Vice President for Mission and Diversity
rfanning@holyfamily.edu
267-341-3651
PA Hunger-Free Campus+ ​Indiana University of Pennsylvania Dr. Malaika Turner, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
mmturn@iup.edu
724-357-2220
PA Hunger-Free Campus+ ​King's College Bill Bolan, Director, Shoval Center for Community Engagement and Learning
williambolan@kings.edu
570-208-8058
PA Hunger-Free Campus+ ​Kutztown University
Jerry Schearer, Dean of Students
610-683-1396
PA Hunger-Free Campus+ ​La Roche University Colleen Ruefle, Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
colleen.ruefle@laroche.edu
412-536-1069
PA Hunger-Free Campus ​Lackawanna College Katherine Gettmann, Manager of Student Life & Veteran Advisor
gettmannk@lackawanna.edu
570-961-7873
PA Hunger-Free Campus+ ​LaSalle University Laura B. Frank, MPH, MEd, PhD, RDN, LDN
Professor of Nutrition and Coordinator of The Basket student food pantry
frankl@lasalle.edu
215-951-3617
PA Hunger-Free Campus+ ​Lebanon Valley College Jennifer Liedtka, Coordinator of Service and Volunteerism
liedtka@lvc.edu
717-867-6167
PA Hunger-Free Campus ​Lehigh Carbon Community College Elizabeth Rivera, Community Resources and Basic Needs Specialist
erivera1@lccc.edu
610-799-1087
PA Hunger-Free Campus+ ​Lincoln University Dorcas L. Colvin, Ed.D, Interim Vice President for Student Success
dcolvin@lincoln.edu
484-365-7222
PA Hunger-Free Campus+ ​Mercyhurst University George Baker, Vice President for Mission
gbaker@mercyhurst.edu
814-824-2301
PA Hunger-Free Campus+ ​Millersville University Dr. Mary Beth Williams, Vice President for Student Affairs
OfficeofStudentAffairs@millersville.edu 
PA Hunger-Free Campus ​Misericordia University Kristin Kuntzman, Service and Social Justice Coordinator
kkuntzman@misericordia.edu
570-674-6315
PA Hunger-Free Campus ​Montgomery County Community College Nichole Kang, Director, Wellness Center
nkang@mc3.edu
484-808-4223
PA Hunger-Free Campus+ ​Moore College of Art and Design Joshua Wilkin, Dean of Students
jwilkin@moore.edu
215-965-4038
PA Hunger-Free Campus+ ​Moravian University Greg Meyer, Dean for Community Wellness
meyerg@moravian.edu
610-861-1503
PA Hunger-Free Campus+ ​Muhlenberg College Michele Paules, Director of Student Support Services
michelepaules@muhlenberg.edu
484-664-3803
PA Hunger-Free Campus+ ​Neumann University Rina Keller, Co-Chair
Social Work Professor and Co-Chair, Knights' Pantry
kellerr@neumann.edu
610-361-5211
PA Hunger-Free Campus Northampton Community College​ Ellen Scott, Assistant Professor Nursing
escott1@northampton.edu
610-861-5365
PA Hunger-Free Campus O.S. Johnson Technical Institute Karen Baker, Senior Director of College Advancement
kbaker@johnson.edu
570-702-8908
PA Hunger-Free Campus ​Orleans Technical College Debbie Bello, Director of Admissions
Debbie.bello@orleanstech.edu
215-728-4733
PA Hunger-Free Campus ​Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Steve Nunez, President
snunez@pennhighlands.edu
814-809-4050
PA Hunger-Free Campus+ ​Pennsylvania Western University Diane Hasbrouck, Associate Director of Student Development and Engagement
hasbrouck_d@pennwest.edu
724-938-4794
PA Hunger-Free Campus+ ​Pittsburgh Technical College Julie Throckmorton, Grants Manager and Foundation Relations
Throckmorton.Julie@ptcollege.edu
412-809-5161
PA Hunger-Free Campus+ ​Point Park University Heather Starr Fiedler, Chair, Community Engagement & Leadership
hstarr@pointpark.edu
412-392-3216
PA Hunger-Free Campus ​Reading Area Community College Maria Mitchell, Dean of Students
mmitchell@racc.edu
610-372-4721
PA Hunger-Free Campus ​Robert Morris University Tracy Frazier, Act 101 Director
fraziert@rmu.edu
412-397-5241
PA Hunger-Free Campus ​Rosedale Technical College Kim Bell, Director of Student Enrollment and Outreach
kim.bell@rosedaletech.org
412-521-6200
PA Hunger-Free Campus+ ​Seton Hill University Linda Morlacci, Director of Foundation, Government & Corporate Relations
lmorlacci@setonhill.edu
724-838-4232
PA Hunger-Free Campus ​Shippensburg University Emily Javitt, Associate Director of Campus Life
ekjavitt@ship.edu
717-477-1560
PA Hunger-Free Campus+ ​Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Karla M. Fonner, Dean of Students
karla.fonner@sru.edu
724-738-2953
PA Hunger-Free Campus ​Successful Aging Care Net Inc Mr. Innocent Onwubiko, Director
admin@agingcarenet.com
267-455-8007
PA Hunger-Free Campus ​Susquehanna University Malcolm Derk, Chief of Staff
derk@susqu.edu
570-372-4571
​PA Hunger-Free Campus
​Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
​Marian V. Wilson, Ph.D, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer and Title IX Coordinator
717-391-1365
PA Hunger-Free Campus+
​The Pennsylvania State University Najee Rodriguez, Executive Director of Student United Against Poverty: Project Chair
nar5515@psu.edu
407-810-6045
PA Hunger-Free Campus+ ​The University of the Arts Sara Pyle, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
spyle@uarts.edu
215-717-6627
PA Hunger-Free Campus+ ​University of Pittsburgh Dr. Jay E. Darr, Associate Dean of Student Wellness
jay.darr@pitt.edu
412-648-1006
PA Hunger-Free Campus+ ​West Chester University Dr. Elizabeth Munz, Associate Professor
emunz@wcupa.edu
610-436-1532
PA Hunger-Free Campus+ ​Westminster College James R. Mohr II, College Chaplain
mohrjr@westminster.edu
724-946-7116
PA Hunger-Free Campus+ ​Westmoreland County Community College Julie Greathouse, Director, Student Success
greathousej@westmoreland.edu
707-294-7949
PA Hunger-Free Campus+ ​Wilson College Derek Wadlington, Chaplain
derek.wadlington@wilson.edu
717-264-2062
PA Hunger-Free Campus ​York College of Pennsylvania Dr. Richard Saterlee, Dean of Student Development and Campus Life
rsatterlee@ycp.edu
717-815-1460