Inclusion, equity, and diversity are central to Penn State’s commitment as a public institution of higher education to provide effective teaching for all people in our communities. Penn State’s strategic plan incorporates these priorities to creatively provide programs and environments that embrace diversity and promote the acceptance and valuing of differences.
Diversity refers to the numerical representation of faculty, staff, and students who hold different social identities, backgrounds, and experiences.
Inclusion refers to the respectful treatment of all people with recognition for the multiplicity of identities and perspectives present in a diverse community.
Equity requires attention to disparate impact, differential access, and opportunities afforded to various communities, as well as structural and systemic barriers that limit potential and possibilities.
We provide resources, support, and engagement opportunities — professionally, personally, and in student course work — that enhance that success.
We appreciate the broad perspectives and lived experiences that Penn State World Campus students bring to their educational paths. There are a variety of ways you can engage with our diversity, inclusion, and advocacy team within World Campus Student Affairs.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Resources and Recordings
View recorded events focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion topics, and find infographics providing tips for reflecting and navigating specific situations.
You have access to programming and resources offered by Penn State University Park advocacy offices. We encourage you to contact them directly for more information on their services. You are always welcome to contact Penn State World Campus Student Affairs for additional guidance.