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Rabiyatu Jalloh's impactful work leaves long-lasting legacy 

June 13, 2019

Whether she was performing in a poetry slam or heading new initiatives on campus, recent College of Education graduate Rabiyatu Jalloh left a lasting impact on the college and the community. Jalloh, who double-majored in education and public policy, and African-American studies, received numerous awards during her time as a student and made a tremendous effort to give back. - [ More ]

Penn State pledges support for Commonwealth's LGBT nondiscrimination law 

June 11, 2019

Penn State has pledged its support for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Pennsylvanians to live free from discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations. - [ More ]

Working group formed in 2018 to implement climate survey for diversity 

April 19, 2019

As part of ongoing efforts to promote diversity and inclusion on campus and plan for related strategic initiatives, Penn State has established a working group to implement the first University-wide climate survey focused on diversity for students and employees. The survey is expected to be administered at all campuses in spring 2020. - [ More ]

Osagie family establishes scholarship in memory of Osaze Osagie

April 3, 2019

The family of Osaze Osagie is establishing the Osaze Osagie Memorial Scholarship for Educational Equity at Penn State to honor his life by providing support to Penn State students with mental health challenges and other disabilities. - [ More ]

Trustees discuss diversity and inclusion with students, faculty, staff

February 22, 2019

Diversity and inclusion at Penn State were the focus of a generative discussion among students, faculty, staff and trustees held on Feb. 21 during a meeting of the Board of Trustees Committee on Academic Affairs and Student Life. The discussion, part of an ongoing series of conversations being held by trustees on a wide range of issues at the University, focused on experiences of individuals from diverse backgrounds at Penn State. - [ More ]

Culture of Equity and Inclusion graphic imageToward a culture of equity and inclusion

January 16, 2019

Penn State has long recognized, on an institutional level, the importance of making the university a more diverse and welcoming place. Under the leadership of the Office of the Vice Provost for Educational Equity, the University was one of the first to approach diversity goals using a strategic planning process, and remains one of the few to engage in regular comprehensive progress reviews with University leadership. - [ More ]