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President's Commissions for Equity to realign as advisory bodies

May 1, 2018

The President’s Commissions for Equity at Penn State will see changes to their activities and memberships to better reflect their charges as advisory bodies to Penn State’s leader. The changes, which will be implemented July 1, are intended to strengthen the individual and collective impact of each of the three commissions, while ensuring that each commission’s goals align with the University’s priorities and strategic vision. - [ More ]

Alumni fund scholarship to benefit first-generation, military family students        

April 6, 2018

Penn State alumni couple Antonio Nieves and Emily Sallack leveraged the 1:1 University match offered through the First-Time Endowed Scholarship Donor Matching Program to create one of the largest scholarship funds in Educational Equity. The Antonio Nieves and Emily Sallack Student Success Scholarship in Educational Equity will focus on aiding students who are the first in their families to attend college or who hail from military families, reflecting Nieves’ background. - [ More ]

How the diversity of Penn State’s student body compare to other Big 10 schools         

February 16, 2018

Back in January, nearly 50 students and professors gathered in Schwab Auditorium to participate in Stand for State’s “All that WE ARE” event. These students were asked which part of their identity was most important when simply walking down College Avenue — and almost all the students of color in the room moved into the “race” box, marked in blue painters tape on the stage floor. - [ More ]