Student Engagement Transcript (SET): Robert Morris University Student Engagement Transcript (SET) | Robert Morris University


At RMU, learning doesn't happen only in the classroom. It happens every day, in every part of your RMU life. And when it does, it's captured on your Student Engagement Transcript (SET).

The SET formally documents your participation in experiential learning—the kind that occurs outside of the classroom. As a companion to your academic transcript, the SET is an official university endorsement of your leadership roles, community service hours, international study trips, internship experiences, and much more.

Employers want to see that you're involved in activities and gaining real-world experience that can give you an edge in the workforce. The SET shows potential employers that you are enthusiastic and willing to learn and try things that may be outside of your comfort zone. It shows that you'll be a valuable employee. If you choose, the SET will be provided to employers and graduate schools that request a copy of your academic transcript. Together, these two documents will demonstrate how you applied what you learned in the classroom to situations you encountered beyond the classroom.

The SET also helps you foster closer relationships with your professors and instructors by giving you opportunities to share experiences with them. Whether working side-by-side with your professor in a community service project or spending time with them overseas on an international study trip, the SET will help develop friendships and mentorships that will last a lifetime.

Completing two of the first six categories of the SET is a graduation requirement for all undergraduate students who enrolled as freshmen in the Fall 2009 term and after, and undergraduate students transferring in to RMU Fall 2011 and after.

For more information, please contact Terri Byrnes, Assistant Director of Engaged Learning, at 
412-397-6430 or; or Samantha Moik, Engaged Learning Specialist, at 412-397-5973 or


  • Arts, Culture & Creativity

    This category includes experiences in which students explore the human potential for creativity in the arts, music, dance, drama or creative writing.

  • Transcultural/Global Experiences

    The goal of this category is to encourage and assist students to interact with a wide variety of people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

  • Undergrad Research

    This category encourages students to strive for academic excellence by conducting undergraduate research that transcends the traditional classroom assignment.

  • Service

    The goal of this category is to foster active civic engagement on the part of students, because the university views engaging in volunteer community service as essential to developing well rounded citizen-leaders.

  • Leadership

    The goal of this category is to encourage students to take action and influence others to make a positive difference for the university and the community at large. 

  • Professional Experience

    The goal of this category is to highlight the professional experiences that students take part in during their academic career.

  • Special Recognition

    The goal of this category is to deepen our students’ learning by combining various methods, insights, concerns, or subject matters; entailing non-traditional approaches; and exploring new, experiential ways of learning.