The Institutes at PennWest Edinboro are learning centers that create exceptional benefits for our student body and the larger community by providing public education through lectures and related academic programming.

Cross-disciplinary in nature, they thrive on the combined expertise of PennWest Edinboro faculty and professionals who are at the peak of their respective fields. These initiatives highlight the very best of who we are as a university and provide further education for students in fields of study outside of their academic major.

Institutes of PennWest Edinboro

Institute for Forensic Sciences

The James F. Drane Bioethics Institute

Leadership Institute

Environmental Institute