Diversity at DuBois

Diversity at DuBois

Penn State DuBois - Many Lions, One Pride

Diversity at Penn State DuBois means "Understanding, accepting and respecting the array of human differences including gender, age, race, ethnic background, sexual orientation, mental and physical ability, socio-economic background, geographic experience, nationality, religion, veteran status, and other observable and non-observable differences among people."

Penn State DuBois is committed to providing the support structures and framework for students, faculty, staff and administration from all backgrounds to foster healthy diversity and multicultural dynamics, guided by the Penn State DuBois Framework to Foster Diversity and leading the Penn State system and higher education in Pennsylvania in equipping all students, faculty and staff on campus with the skills and perspectives needed to achieve at the highest level of academic and career performance.

Whether you are at Penn State DuBois for your education or for your career, we welcome you to take advantage of the range of programs, discussions, social events, resources, guest lectures and events we offer.

Framework to Foster Diversity

Penn State DuBois' commitment to diversity on campus is expressed in many ways. Our 2010-2015 Framework to Foster Diversity lists seven goals for our campus' diversity efforts:

  • Develop a shared and inclusive understanding of diversity
  • Create a welcoming campus climate
  • Recruit and retain a diverse student body
  • Recruit and retain a diverse workforce
  • Develop a curriculum that fosters U.S. and international cultural competence
  • Diversifying University leadership and management
  • Coordinating organizational change to support our diversity goals

Campus Diversity Team

The Campus Diversity Team is a group of Penn State DuBois faculty, staff, administration and students who meet to support diversity initiatives on campus such as classroom and co-curricular opportunities, student life events and professional development offerings, as well as working to implement Penn State DuBois' Framework to Foster Diversity in every level of campus educational and operational development.

If you would like to submit comments, concerns or ideas for the Diversity Team to consider at our scheduled meetings, please contact us at diversity.dubois@psu.edu.

This original piece of artwork, a mosaic titled "Let Our Diversity Be a Uniting Force", hangs in the Swift Building as a reminder of Penn State DuBois' commitment to diversity on campus.

This original piece of artwork, a mosaic titled "Let Our Diversity Be a Uniting Force", hangs in the Swift Building as a reminder of Penn State DuBois' commitment to diversity on campus.

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