Your Guide to Multicultural Resources at Penn State
Students from diverse populations share their experiences in the College of Ag Sciences.
This section highlights the successes achieved by students from underrepresented backgrounds inthe College of Ag Sciences
The Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences (MANRRS) organization is focused on supporting student members in various avenues such as leadership development, educational preparation, career placement, and community service. Each year the regions within our organization host a workshop to provide information on professional development to assist in the implementation of our organization's mission.
Spanish for Students in the Field of Agricultural Sciences is a four-course sequence developed for students whose future involves working in management positions in agricultural industries such as mushroom production, landscaping, dairy, animal sciences, poultry, horticulture, food science, and forestry, to name a few.
The Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) is designed to interest talented undergraduate minority students in academic careers and enhance their preparation for graduate study through intensive research experiences with faculty mentors.
We are committed to recruiting, retaining, providing professional development for, and graduating all of our students. We have a very proactive scholarship program in place to recruit and graduate underrepresented scholars. In addition, we sponsor several precollege programs to introduce ways in which high school students can practice their sciences within agricultural and agriculture-related disciplines.
The Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) provides individual counseling and educational services for undergraduate multicultural students at University Park and assists students in meeting the challenges associated with education and attaining a degree at a major research institution. MRC counselors work with students on a variety of issues, and the staff is dedicated to helping students succeed and graduate from Penn State.