News and Events
February 15, 2017
Diversity in higher education will be the focus of a daylong University conference that will provide opportunities for faculty, students and employees to learn from and interact with national leaders in the field of educational equity. Registration is open for the “All In at Penn State Diversity and Inclusion Conference,” which will take place April 18 at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel at University Park. - [ More ]
January 24, 2017
Understanding each other’s differences and learning from them was the focus of a recent forum that brought student leaders together with University officials for conversations to deepen their appreciation of the viewpoints of others. - [ More ]
November 2, 2016
The panel discussion “The First Amendment and Diversity and Inclusion,” held Oct. 27 in the HUB-Robeson Center’s Freeman Auditorium, is now archived and available for viewing online.
Hosted by Penn State President Eric Barron and Vice Provost for Educational Equity Marcus Whitehurst, the discussion focused on the balance between promoting free speech on campus while ensuring that people from all walks of life can come together and feel included in the Penn State community. - [ More ]
October 27, 2016
Questions about Penn State’s overall commitment to diversity, including the number of faculty, staff and students on all Penn State campuses that are from traditionally underrepresented groups, dominated the most recent Town Hall meeting held by University leaders. The meeting was planned to focus on diversity and inclusion and there was no shortage of questions on those topics. - [ More ]
October 19, 2016
Educational equity and diversity, student government, and health plan options for the upcoming year were some of the topics the University Faculty Senate took up during its meeting Tuesday (Oct. 18).
Chairman James Strauss has noted that featuring students and student organizations and including diversity-related topics are among the strategic goals for Faculty Senate meetings this year. On Tuesday, that meant hearing about the College of Engineering’s Multi-Campus Research Experiences for Undergraduates, including presentations by three students who participated, in addition to reports from the University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA) and the Council of Commonwealth Student Governments (CCSG). - [ More ]
October 6, 2016
The Penn State community came together Thursday (Oct. 6) by the hundreds to kick off “All In at Penn State: A Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion” — recognizing the importance of diversity and having an environment that is inclusive and respectful. The 40-minute event was focused on encouraging the community to be “All In.” - [ More ]
October 6, 2016
Students said they wanted a more inclusive and welcoming university, and Penn State heard them loud and clear.
Thursday kicked off Penn State’s “All In” initiative, a universitywide effort to bring students, faculty and staff together to help create a diverse and inclusive community. - [ More ]
'All In at Penn State' set to kick off with speech from President Barron, focus on diversity and inclusion
October 5, 2016
The student body of Penn State is a thick blend of different races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, abilities, backgrounds, ages and beliefs. Today, Oct. 6, this community has a chance to come together and celebrate that. - [ More ]
September 30, 2016
Diversity Champions exemplify an unyielding commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout their campus communities, across academic programs, and at the highest administrative levels. INSIGHT Into Diversity selected institutions that rank in the top tier of past Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award recipients. - [ More ]
September 27, 2016
On Oct. 6 the Penn State community will come together to kick off an ongoing University-wide initiative that brings students, faculty and staff together to show their commitment to cultivating a diverse and inclusive environment — respectful of everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, age, sexual orientation, abilities, background, veteran’s status, political beliefs, and all the ways we differ. - [ More ]
August 21, 2016
On the eve of the start of fall classes, multicultural students had the opportunity to hear from Penn State leadership and their peers at the New Student Orientation for Multicultural Students on Aug. 21 in the HUB-Robeson Center's Heritage Hall. The orientation has been a University tradition for more than two decades. - [ More ]
Students attending the 2016 New Student Orientation for Multicultural Students hold up their cell phones with their lights on at the request of Marcus Whitehurst, vice provost for educational equity, on Sunday, Aug. 21, at Heritage Hall in the HUB-Robeson Center. (Image: Curtis Chan)
Marcus Whitehurst, vice provost for educational equity, gets to know one of the numerous students attending the New Student Orientation for Multicultural Students on Aug. 21 in the HUB-Robeson Center's Heritage Hall. (Image: Curtis Chan)
August 15, 2016
Penn State has been selected to receive funding from the U.S. Department of Education that will allow the University to expand its Talent Search Programs, providing staff who work directly with disadvantaged middle and high school students to help them complete high school and attend college. - [ More ]
Aliquippa Talent Search students on a visit to University Park
Republican Herald, article by Stephen J. Pytak, May 8, 2016
When addressing the graduates at Penn State Schuylkill on Saturday, the keynote speaker advised them to consider their futures and their legacies.
“Think about what your legacy will be personally and professionally,” said Marcus A Whitehurst, Penn State’s vice provost for educational equity, who is based at University Park.
He spoke before this year’s graduates at the campus in Schuylkill Haven and the more than 400 people who crammed into the campus auditorium for a commencement ceremony.
“Through your talents, your caring and your actions, you have been wonderful ambassadors for Penn State. You are leaving Penn State a better place and I’m sincerely hopeful you will have the same impact in whatever community or company that is lucky enough to land you. Take advantage of the opportunities that come before you but, also, think about what you can leave behind,” Whitehurst said. “And I hope that as you go forth from here you will find that giving your time, talents and treasures to others in need will enrich your own life in great measure.” - [ More ]
Penn State News, April 7, 2016
President Barron and Vice Provost Whitehurst gather for lunch in the HUB with diverse student leaders (February 19, 2016).
Penn State News, February 21, 2016
Penn State News, November 16, 2015
Vice Provost Dr. Marcus A. Whitehurst holds hands on Old Main steps in support of black students at the University of Missouri
Daily Collegian, November 12, 2015
Penn State News, November 9, 2015
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Penn State earns second Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award. Penn State received its third consecutive national Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. The award the only one in the nation that recognizes colleges and universities for outstanding diversity and inclusion efforts across campuses. - See more
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Pennsylvania State University–World Campus ranked top for veterans to get college degree online rankings at U.S. News & World Report
Dr. Marcus Whitehurst receiving the 2014 Minority Access Role Model Citation Award - Minority Access Inc.
Dr. Jones Memorial Service - [ Video ]
Organ prelude begins at 9:50 into the recording and the service begins at 15:42.
Recording can be provided via alternative media upon request.
- Terrell Jones receives posthumous service award
- College Alumnus Terrell Jones Named Penn State Alumni Fellow, Daughter Accepts Award on His Behalf
- WPSU airs retrospective on Terrell Jones
- Memorial service for Terrell Jones set for Sept. 23
- University community mourns passing of Terrell Jones
Penn State earns second Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award Today (Sept. 16) Penn State received its second consecutive national Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. The award the only one in the nation that recognizes colleges and universities for outstanding diversity and inclusion efforts across campuses.
Read the full story: http://news.psu.edu/link/NG1f7cfv
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College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) 20th Anniversary Celebration
Friday, May 2, 2014
6:00 to 11:00 p.m.
2280 Commercial Boulevard, State College, PA