Diversity at Penn State

At Penn State our commitment to diversity in all of its forms is significant, and we are nationally recognized for our efforts.

Diversity at Penn State

We believe that diversity includes appreciation and respect of differences in race and ethnicity, in gender and sexual orientation, in religious affiliation, in age and life experience, in nationality and language, and in physical capabilities.

Penn State students have access to a wide variety of academic and multicultural services and clubs and organizations that are specifically designed to promote the importance of diversity as well as address the academic, social, professional, and living needs of underrepresented populations at the University.

For more information about Penn State's commitment to diversity, please read A Framework to Foster Diversity at Penn State. Also, you can read more about the student services offered by the Office of Educational Equity. 

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Penn State has been recognized for its commitment to diversity with multiple Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Awards. Penn State was selected based on the University's exemplary diversity and inclusion initiatives and its commitment to a broad definition of diversity.