Equity and Inclusion Resources

In light of recent acts of violence against people of color, the College of Engineering is looking to further develop and implement a plan of action to address systemic racism. That starts with self-education and a commitment to building a stronger and more inclusive environment here in the college. This page contains various resources that we hope provide the College of Engineering’s faculty, staff and students with ways to actively listen, learn, respond and support our community.

As Dean Schwartz wrote:

“First and foremost, we can all help by educating ourselves and rooting out prejudice, racism, and discrimination in our personal lives. We can treat our neighbors and colleagues — regardless of background or the color of their skin — with dignity and respect. We can listen. We can interrupt unjust acts, offering comfort to those who are hurting, and advocating for changes to unjust policies and practices. We can serve as role models to others, showing empathy, support and understanding. We can get involved.”


Readings and videos:


Resources and readings on how COVID-19 is impacting African American communities:


Fundraising websites for organizations and families:


For members of the Penn State community who are fearful, hurting, heart-broken or weary, please know that there are resources and people here to assist you.

For those who wish to learn more about the issues:


And for students and others who believe they have been a victim of discrimination or bias, contact the following offices to report the issue:


Additionally, anyone who wishes to file an anonymous report may call the 24-hour Penn State Hotline at 800-560-1637 or report online at  hotline.psu.edu.

 
 

About

The Center for Engineering Outreach and Inclusion assists women and multicultural students in the pursuit of their undergraduate and graduate degrees. Our support system of faculty and staff encourages current students to become involved with our programs and student organizations.

Center for Engineering Outreach and Inclusion

College of Engineering

112 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-4287