At Penn State, we believe that a diverse campus environment is the best way to challenge our students to consider new cultures, perspectives, and traditions.
The Multicultural Outreach office in Undergraduate Admissions seeks to create a diverse student body through access and exposure to PennState opportunities and resources.
The Multicultural Outreach team holds events, travels to meet with future Penn Staters across the U.S., and serves as a liaison to other Penn State offices including the Vice Provost for Educational Equity and the Multicultural Resource Center.
Multicultural Outreach events bring students from throughout Pennsylvania and surrounding states to University Park to experience everything that the campus has to offer. Our main programs include:
Held in conjunction with our Spend a Summer Day events, this overnight program provides a glimpse into everything Penn State has to offer. Prospective students and their families stay overnight in a residence hall and attend the Spend a Summer Day open house. Meals and lodging, and transportation are provided for a small fee.
This event is intended for students who have applied to Penn State and are looking for more information about financial aid and other next steps in the admission process. Spend a Fall Day is planned for high school seniors who have maintained a minimum of a 3.0 grade-point-average (83% or B average) from grades 9-11; students must provide confirmation of a submitted application prior to attending.
The Achievers event recognizes students who have received offers of admission to University Park and showcases the breadth of our multicultural student organizations.These organizations network with attendees and form relationships that continue for years to come. Achievers participants also have the opportunity to connect with faculty and staff from the academic college to which they were offered admission.
Let's R.I.D.E (Reach Individuals and Direct them to higher Education) In honor of Black History Month, the Penn State Admissions Office of Multicultural Outreach extends invitations to visit to our University Park campus. Students experience a full day including a campus tour, an admissions workshop, and social activities with our multicultural student ambassadors.
All meals, transportation, and activity fees will be sponsored by Penn State Admissions.