Office of Multicultural Affairs
The Office of Multicultural Affairs leads and supports the College in interweaving diversity into the very fabric of our daily operation and into every aspect of our collegial practices. The office strives to create a welcoming environment for everyone by providing curricula and special programming that teach a fuller appreciation of the uniqueness among diverse groups.
Latest Multicultural News
Study Tracks Vast Racial Gap In School Discipline In 13 Southern States
August 27, 2015For years there has been mounting evidence that U.S. schools suspend and expel African-American students at higher rates than white students. A new study by the University of Pennsylvania singles out 13 Southern states where the problem is most dire. Schools in these states were responsible for more than half of all suspensions and exclusions of black students nationwide.
Experts Say Revisionist History Detrimental to America Students
August 27, 2015It is a common adage: those who do not know their history are destined to repeat it. But what happens when people are taught the incorrect accounts of their history? For students of color across the country, the account of history they learn in school doesn’t easily reconcile with what they’re taught at home.
Diverse Conversations: 5 Ways to Maintain College Diversity Without Affirmative Action
August 11, 2015Over the past 50 years, affirmative action has helped transform college student populations from monotone to vibrant and diverse. The positive impact of affirmative action on the diversity of college campuses is hard to deny. The National Conference of State Legislatures reports that affirmative action programs have doubled, and in some cases tripled, the number of minority applicants to colleges and universities. When California banned affirmative action in 1998, minority admittance at UC Berkeley dropped 61 percent, and, at UCLA, it fell 36 percent. Recently, Michigan banned affirmative action for admittance to public universities, and the U.S. Supreme Court may rule on it on a federal level soon. The process that was created during the height of the Civil Rights movement in America may soon be officially considered outdated, and even unfair, by the higher judicial powers.
- College of Ag Science Summer Experience
- Libraries exhibit 'Journey to Inclusion: Voting Rights in America' on display
- Penn State Extension educators honored for commitment to diversity
- Penn State Students Participate in Regional MANRRS Cluster Meeting
- 2014 College of Agricultural Sciences Diversity Achievement Award Recipient