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Commission on Racial/Ethnic Diversity

The Commission on Racial/Ethnic Diversity (CORED) was appointed in 1989 by Penn State President Bryce Jordan as a University-wide advisory body to the President of Penn State in matters relating to racial and ethnic diversity. The commission is dedicated to enhancing the University's climate for diversity at all of its locations in the Commonwealth.

Although the commission's primary function is to advise the President of Penn State, CORED is also a resource for all University departments and individuals seeking to improve Penn State's climate for diversity. We invite you to explore our website for more information about CORED and diversity at Penn State.


CORED Mission Statement

The Commission on Racial/Ethnic Diversity commits to lead and actively support university-wide diversity initiatives that foster teamwork, collaboration and communication among various racial and ethnic constituencies in order to ensure inclusion, equal opportunity, and success for underrepresented/underserved communities and community members of Penn State and the surrounding areas.

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Commission Information

2016–17 Co-chairs, and 


Next meeting:

Full Commission Meeting
Fall Kick-off
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
233 A&B HUB
University Park campus


Giving to CORED

Commission Documents

CORED Bylaws

CORED 2015-16 Membership List

CORED Current Initiatives and Activities