OPP mission statement

The Office of Physical Plant

Friday, July 6, 2018

Penn State's Office of Physical Plant (OPP) provides excellent facilities services to Penn State.  We steward more than 22,000 acres of land and roughly 32 million square feet of buildings for the University's students, faculty and staff. 

We are a values based organization that strives to exceed customer expectations, provide exceptional value, and have employees who enjoy coming to work!  We endeavor to be recognized nationally for excellence in facilities, environmental, and safety management. Like all those at the University, OPP subscribes to the same set of core values as the University in an effort to remain consistent in how we conduct ourselves as we go about working in our campus community. Our Core Values are: Integrity, Respect, Responsibility, Discovery, Excellence and Community

OPP is comprised of nine separate divisions, including Administrative and Financial Services; Buildings and Grounds; Planning Design and Properties; Commonwealth Services; Design and Construction; Energy and Engineering; Environmental Health and Safety; Work Control; and the Office of the Associate Vice President. Each of these divisions is made up of several units with a focused area of responsibility. OPP is supported by more than 1,500 employees who work around the clock 365 days of the year in support of the University's mission of teaching, research and service.