News that occurred in 2021

November 1, 2021

New faculty fellowship to help advance diversity, equity, inclusion

A new fellowship in the Office of the Vice Provost for Educational Equity aims to help faculty members develop as leaders in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) while creating opportunities to make a positive impact at Penn State.

June 15, 2021

A message from Marcus Whitehurst on Juneteenth

This week we will mark a notable and meaningful day: June 19, or Juneteenth, is a holiday that not only acknowledges the end of American slavery, but also celebrates the advancements of the Black community and our continued commitment to diversity, inclusion and racial equality.

June 7, 2021

Omega Psi Phi: Marking 100 years of brotherhood, leadership and change

"Omega Psi Phi was the first of its kind in so many ways,” said Penn State alumnus Darius William-McKenzie, 2018, who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in higher education at Penn State.

April 20, 2021

Alumni of Penn State’s first Black student group create Ed Equity scholarship

The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Nu Alumni Association has raised more than $140,000 to create the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Nu Alumni Educational Equity Scholarship at Penn State.

March 3, 2021

2021 Colloquium on the Environment to feature 'father of environmental justice'

Keynote speaker Robert Bullard will present 'The Quest for Environmental and Climate Justice in the U.S.' on April 1

March 3, 2021

Commemorating More Than 30 Years of the ADA: Then and Now with Judy Heumann

Sponsored by: Penn State Educational Equity Student Disability Resources, Penn State College of Education Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Program, Penn State College of Education Rehabilitation and Human Services Program, Penn State Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council, Penn State University Libraries

February 2, 2021

Join disability rights activist Judy Heumann to commemorate the ADA

2021 is the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Judy Heumann contracted polio when she was 18-months of age, and at the age of 5 years old, she was denied the right to attend school because she couldn’t walk, and was told she was a fire hazard. She did not accept that vision for her future, nor did she accept that type of glib judgement for anyone else.