Educational Equity

The Office of the Vice Provost for Educational Equity serves as a catalyst and advocate for Penn State's culture of equity, respect, and belonging initiatives. Educational Equity's vision is a Penn State community that is an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.


Student Disability Resources

Coordinates reasonable accommodations for equal access and full participation; peer interactions and study space; connection with on- and off-campus resources; and promotes disability as an import aspect of diversity.

Office of Veterans Programs

Provides services to military-affiliated students and Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) benefits recipients.

Multicultural Resource Center

Advocates for students in dealing with the complex makeup of a large university. Staff are eager to meet and talk with students. Any issue important to students is important to MRC counselors.

Talent Search

Our counselors work with over 2,000 Pennsylvania middle and high school students a year to provide services, information, and guidance for their education after high school.

Upward Bound Programs

UBP staff work with students in many areas providing program opportunities for its participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits.

Office of Scholars Programs

Oversees the Bunton-Waller Fellows, Lenfest Scholars, Maguire Scholars, and Milton Hershey Scholars programs at Penn State in addition to administering the Educational Equity scholarships.

Senior Faculty Mentors and Equity Leadership Fellow

Offers guidance that helps facilitate the attainment of tenure, promotion, and advancement at each faculty career stage, particularly for underrepresented racial/ethnic minority tenure-track faculty members.

Faculty Pathway

A primary point of contact for support, professional development, and career advancement for new and established tenure-track and tenured faculty members who identify as historically underrepresented racial/ethnic minorities at Penn State.

President's Commissions for Equity

Provides the President with recommendations germane to issues of LGBTQ, racially or ethnically diverse, and women-identified persons at Penn State

Equal Opportunity Planning Committee

Provides seed grant funding to Penn State units for developing and implementing programs and activities intended to advance the equity, respect, and belonging goal of the University.

Bias Response

Bias Response is committed to addressing reported bias incidents that target Penn State students by focusing on incident response and support. We are responsible for: