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.

Affirmative Action Office

The Affirmative Action Office (AAO) supports Penn State’s strategic goals of advancing a diverse and inclusive community by providing expert advice and leadership to colleges and campuses, and all non-academic units, ensuring an environment free from discrimination and harassment.

College and University information on Civil Rights and EEO

Information presented by the College of Ag Sciences Human Resources office regarding civil rights information for faculty and staff.

Educational Equity

The Office of the Vice Provost for Educational Equity is charged with fostering diversity at Penn State and creating a climate of diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the University’s faculty, staff, leadership, and student body.

The Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Equity

The purpose of the Commission is to improve the climate for diversity within Penn State by specifically addressing issues affecting the welfare of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) members of the University community.

The Commission on Racial/Ethnic Diversity

The commission is a University-wide advisory body to the President of Penn State in matters relating to racial and ethnic diversity. The commission is dedicated to enhancing the University's climate for diversity at all of its locations in the Commonwealth.

The Commission for Women

The Commission for Women serves as an advisory group to the President of the University on the status of women at Penn State, advocates for women's concerns, and recommends solutions.