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What is Health and Human Development?

Diverse fields of study that share one
common goal: enriching the lives of others.

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Health and Human Development Building from downtown State College

College Comprehensive Workforce Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategy

We want to create a system designed to dismantle structures that reinforce inequality and actively promote a college culture that respects, supports, and values employees and our community.

This multi-pronged strategy has been refined based on feedback from the college executive committee, department diversity committees, and the college-level Staff Advisory Council.

In order to communicate the college's efforts, each new full-time faculty and staff member receives a welcome message from the dean that emphasizes diversity and equity as college values and asks all new hires to participate in asynchronous diversity, equity, and inclusion training as part of onboarding.

University-Level Diversity Recommendations

Nittany Lion Shrine Eye

The Presidential Commission on Racism, Bias, and Community Safety identified four recommendations prioritized in order of importance.

  1. Develop, promote, and support truth and reconciliation.
  2. Develop, promote, and support research, teaching, and learning that advance antiracist scholarship, pedagogy, and culture.
  3. Develop, promote, and support University-wide onboarding, mentorship, auditing, and continuing development of students, staff, faculty, and administrative leadership in equitable and inclusive practices and procedures.
  4. Develop, promote, and support accountability in implementing and sustaining an equitable and inclusive campus culture.