Diversity Resources at Penn State
In addition to resources already provided within the Office of the Vice Provost for Educational Equity Web site, this page includes other diversity and diversity-related Web sites at Penn State.
Penn State for Adult Students
Helps adult learners who are thinking about beginning or returning to college or transferring from another institution or Penn State location.
American Indian Leadership Program
Provides support for American Indian students seeking graduate degrees from the College of Education.
Affirmative Action Office/Diversity Education Services
Responsible to support and monitor Penn State's Affirmative Action plan and provide diversity training for Penn State work units.
Center for Ethics and Religious Affairs|
Provide and facilitate opportunities for the voluntary practice of religion so as to make evident the contribution of religion to the life of the mind.
Center for Women Students
Provides advocacy, information, educational programming, services, and referrals for women students.
College-based programs that provide support for students and staff of color within their respective colleges. All University Park based colleges have a college multicultural office. The links below lead to a list of college multicultural programs offices and those colleges that have Web pages for these offices.
Commission for Adult Learners
Recommends changes in policies and procedures and fosters coordination and information sharing about programs and services that recruit and retain adult learners.
A mentoring program designed to help first-year students from African American, Latino/Hispanic, Asian and Asian/Pacific Americans backgrounds, as well as those students who simply want to get their college careers off to a fast start.
Office of Global Programs
The University Office of Global Programs oversees education abroad programs; hosts international students, scholars, and international visitors; and provides support for the University's international partnerships and collaborations around the world.
Office of Graduate Educational Equity Programs
Coordinates the recruitment, retention, and professional development of underrepresented graduate students.
McNair Scholars Program
Works with undergraduate students from disadvantaged backgrounds in order to prepare them to pursue doctoral studies in the disciplines of their choosing.
Minority Undergraduate Research Experience
The Minority Undergraduate Laboratory Research Experience gives freshmen, sophomores, and junior students from underrepresented populations a chance to do research for pay while investigating various fields of study.
Multicultural Resource Center
The Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) provides individual counseling and educational services for undergraduate multicultural students at University Park and assists students in meeting the challenges associated with education and attaining a degree at a major research institution.
Paul Robeson Cultural Center
A forum for the cultural, educational, and social involvement of all students at Penn State, emphasizing the many forms of African American culture and how they intersect, overlap, and complement other cultures.
The Pennypacker Experience is a scholarly and diverse living/learning community. It's main goal is to create a supportive environment for first-year students. We believe that this environment can have a positive effect on student retention.
Student Minority Advisory and Recruitment Team
Student organization designed to share success stories at Penn State and assist the university with the recruitment of ethnic minorities.
Summer Research Opportunities Program
The Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) is an eight-week research program designed to interest talented undergraduate students from underrepresented groups in academic careers and to enhance their preparation for graduate study through intensive research experiences with faculty mentors.