Mission Statement

VALLEY is Penn State’s premier student-run life and style publication. Our mission is to recognize other students for their academic and extracurricular accomplishments, and to feature local style, entertainment and lifestyle trends. We publish one print issue a semester and also post daily online content throughout the academic year.


VALLEY is named after Happy Valley and was founded in September 2007 by former Penn State students Nicole Gallo, Meredith Ryan, Katie Zuccolo and Kathryn Tomaselli. After tons of hard work, our first issue was published in April 2008.

The Fall 2021 magazine will mark issue no. 28.

Our Staff

VALLEY consists of three divisions: editorial, creative and business.  The Editorial division includes all print writing, web writing and web developing. The Creative Division includes graphic design, photography and video.  The Business division handles advertising, events, finance and public relations. If you’re a current student at Penn State and interested in joining our talented staff, head over to our Join Us page.

Each semester, our staff selects a standout student leader to feature on the cover of the magazine. Cover stars can nominate themselves or be nominated by someone else.