Information and publications to help our understanding of diversity awareness and foster open and positive communication channels.

Penn State Diversity Organizations

Organizations at Penn State that foster diversity, and create a climate of diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the University’s faculty, staff, leadership, and student body.

Recommended Reads
Diversity Presentations

PowerPoint presentations on diversity topics

Diversity-related Research

The following are examples of diversity-related faculty research in the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences.

Other Diversity Resources

Many of the materials in this section can be used to meet the 8 hour diversity requirement for extension educators.

Adressing Bias: Rights, Responsiblities and Responses

Current students identified critical issues around rights and responsibilities related to bias and free expression. This site will help you learn about these issues, access resources, and test your knowledge of common situations. Our goal is for Penn State students, faculty, and staff to use their voices thoughtfully and responsibly to demonstrate respect and model excellence.

RACELIGHTING in the Normal Realities of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color A SCHOLARLY BRIEF


Authors: WOOD & HARRIS III... An understanding of contemporary challenges facing Black, Indigenous, and Peoples of Color involves an understanding of systemic oppression as well as how racism manifests at the interpersonal level. In this brief, we offer racelighting as a framework for understanding the process by which interpersonal racism leads to BIPOC to question their own realities and sanity.