Lion holding Who We Are sign

Who We Are

Auxiliary and Business Services (A&BS) is an umbrella organization for ten non-academic support units. We are one of the largest units of Penn State¹s Finance & Business. From the dining commons to the airport, a hotel, and a 16,000-seat arena that hosts sports, music, and entertainment events, A&BS provides essential services to students, faculty, staff, and the public.

Calculator and accounting papers

The Accounting and Business Operations team is a centralized financial department comprised of professionals who direct the financial transactions for the many units that comprise Auxiliary and Business Services (A&BS).    

Bryce Jordan Center

The 16,000 seat Bryce Jordan Center, located on the campus of the Pennsylvania State University, is centrally located within the state of Pennsylvania and the only entertainment facility of its size in the region.

Student using an id Card at Starbucks

Campus Dining is one of the largest university food service operations in the country, purchasing over $40 million in goods each year and serving approximately 1.4 million meals each semester. 

Altoona Campus fountain and Chapel

Housing, Food Services, and Residence Life at Penn State are a unique trio of units that are dedicated to creating the most comfortable and memorable experience for Penn State students.

Vegetable Produce

Culinary Support Services is made up of the Office of the Corporate Executive Chef, Office of the Registered Dietitian, Foods Warehouse, and Penn State Bakery.

General Stores team photo

We are the University's exclusive provider of office and janitorial supplies as well as cylinder gases. General Stores has teamed with Office Depot to offer you superior office products, furniture, and technology products at sensible prices.

Olive oil and herbs

Penn State Housing and Food Services Purchasing procures all food and related items for all University Park, and eight commonwealth campuses throughout the state that incorporate multiple venues and operation types. 


West Halls on a Spring day

Housing Operations is one of the largest college housing operations in the nation with 52 residence halls, 6 commons buildings, and 359 apartments at University Park with over 300 full- and part-time staff.

id+ Card artwork with Nittany Lion mascot

The id+ Office oversees the id+ card, mobile id+ card, cards for camps and conferences, as well as the LionCash program.


The Auxiliary and Business Services Information Systems team will be Penn State’s preeminent department in providing and supporting applications and related technology infrastructure.

Chairs and frames

Lion Surplus is a public store that repurposes all University-owned equipment through sales, bids, and auctions. The store is open to students, faculty, staff, and the public.

Art Director Andy Heckathorne and the Rolling Lion

The Marketing team provides marketing and communications services to all units within Auxiliary and Business Services.

Graphic design examples

Print, copy, mailing services, design support, and University-inscribed stationery are available through the Multimedia Print Center, to all University affiliates and constituencies.

Campus Shuttle

The department of Transportation Services offers a variety of programs and services that make it easier for you to get to and around campus.