News that occurred in 2022

December 14, 2022

48th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Banquet to be held Jan. 15, 2023

The 48th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Banquet will be held Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023, at the Bryce Jordan Center on Penn State’s University Park campus. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the event will begin at 5:30 p.m. Parking will be available at the Bryce Jordan Center.

December 8, 2022

Tickets for ‘A Choral Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.' on sale now

Local vocal ensembles will perform together in Jan. 21 concert at Eisenhower Auditorium

November 13, 2022

New BUILD @ Penn State diversity education program now available

Penn State’s new University-wide diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) education initiative, BUILD @ Penn State, is launching this month as part of the University’s ongoing commitment to combatting bias and intolerance and building a more diverse, equitable institution that welcomes community members from all backgrounds and identities.

November 10, 2022

New facility dog brings smiles to Student Veteran Center

Podrick — a facility dog trained by the nonprofit organization Susquehanna Service Dogs to help individuals with things like mood, focus and anxiety — is the latest addition to the Student Veteran Center, a dedicated space in the Ritenour Building on the University Park campus to help provide student veterans and students with military ties across all campuses a sense of community and belonging.

November 2, 2022

Jennifer Hamer named special adviser for institutional equity

Jennifer Hamer will lead efforts to evaluate current work in diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging; identify opportunities for enhancement; and develop a working plan for implementation

November 1, 2022

Penn State’s new assistant vice provost of educational equity Seria Chatters

Constantly’ works through barriers to connect with students

October 11, 2022

Donor creates career services endowment for student veterans

An anonymous donor has pledged a gift of $1 million to create a career services endowment to support student veterans at Penn State.

July 5, 2022

Osaze Osagie Memorial Scholarship provides quality-of-life support to students

Housed in the Office of the Vice Provost for Educational Equity, the scholarship provides financial resources to Penn State students with intellectual and mental health diagnoses

May 17, 2022

Penn State shares resources for individuals affected by horrific shootings

While its campuses are mostly quiet at the start of the summer, Penn State has resources available for students, faculty and staff who have been affected by the mass shooting in Buffalo on Saturday, May 14.

May 6, 2022

Penn State to recognize Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Juneteenth as holidays

Penn State will observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the Juneteenth National Independence Day as official University holidays beginning in 2023, the University announced today (May 6).

May 5, 2022

Trustees talk advancing inclusion, equity and diversity across University

Greater Allegheny, College of the Liberal Arts leaders provide perspectives on DEI

May 3, 2022

University to launch new diversity education pilot program

Pilot to launch May 16; program expected to launch for all employees University-wide in fall 2022 semester

April 23, 2022

Campaign surpasses goal, raises $2.166 billion to create 'A Greater Penn State'

The "Greater Penn State" six-year effort had surpassed its goal and raised $2.166 billion toward the three imperatives that Barron defined as the top priorities of a modern land-grant institution.