WEPO Rover

Penn State College of Engineering is committed to providing access to programs and opportunities to all qualified students without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

The Rover position is an outstanding opportunity for any second-year engineering student interested in gaining leadership skills and enhancing their marketability. WEPO Rovers represent Penn State. They act as the “go-to person” and convey information to new students and their families about Penn State, WEP programs, and university services. A Rover assists with all orientation events and plays a vital role in facilitating the adjustment of new engineering students to the campus and to the Penn State community.


  • Arrive one-day, pre-WEPO, for training
  • Facilitate the following activities:
    • Directory Photo Station for “WEPO-teers” and luggage ID station
    • All snack/beverage organization and distribution during Orientation program
    • Create and perform “Rover Skit” at closing WEPO program
    • Final Day luggage organization, loading and delivery
    • Create and disseminate a WEPO ’15 Pictorial Directory Optional early move-in to campus dorms
  • Assist Design Activity Leader in preparation of design activities and materials
  • Assist Computer Activity Leader in computer workshop activities
  • Assist “Spirit” Activity Leader in execution of scavenger hunt activities
  • Be accountable to the WEPO Lead Rover at all times during orientation
  • Serve as a WEP staff member during orientation
  • Reside in the hotel with staff, mentors, and students during 3-day orientation
  • Participate in all orientation activities
  • Attend monthly WEP meetings throughout the academic year


  • Orientation program lodging provided during WEPO training meeting and 3-day orientation in a room with 3 other Rovers
  • All meals and snacks provided during pre-orientation meeting and orientation
  • Optional early move-in to campus dorms
  • Two WEPO T-shirts and WEP polo shirt

Application Process

Please contact Cheryl Knobloch at the Women in Engineering Program Office, 208 Hammond Building, by phone at 814-865-6311, or by email at cknobloch@engr.psu.edu.



Founded to serve students from groups underrepresented in engineering, the Center for Engineering Outreach and Inclusion assists College of Engineering students, faculty, and staff with equity and inclusion engagement. The center leads the implementation of evidence-based best practices to support student belonging and degree attainment, while also encouraging involvement with justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion programs and organizations. All are welcome!

Center for Engineering Outreach and Inclusion

College of Engineering

112 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-4287