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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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Diversity and Inclusion staff member talking with students in the Diversity and Inclusion office.

Students are encouraged to build connections with other University units that will further support their educational experience, professional development, personal needs, and cultural growth. Likewise, the University provides excellent resources for faculty and staff to support and enrich their work experience, and offer guidance when working with students. Explore these resources below.

Academic and Personal Support

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Resources

Financial Support

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  • The Office for Graduate Educational Equity Programs designs and implements mentoring programs; recruitment programs; professional development and retention programs; and conferences, seminars, workshops, and lectures.

  • The Forum on Black Affairs is comprised of faculty, staff, and graduate students dedicated to ensuring that all Black persons at Penn State participate fully in and benefit from the mission of the University.

  • The Sloan Scholars Program provides funding for underrepresented students to pursue doctorates in mathematics, science, and engineering. The program specifically targets African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans. All must be U.S. citizens. Students in Health and Human Development’s technical disciplines are eligible to apply.

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  • The Office for Graduate Educational Equity Programs leads the Graduate School’s efforts to foster diversity and provide a welcoming climate for both prospective and current graduate students of underrepresented groups.

  • The Affirmative Action Office serves as a resource in promoting and furthering the University’s commitment to equal opportunity and diversity.

  • The Forum on Black Affairs is comprised of faculty, staff, and graduate students dedicated to ensuring that all Black persons at Penn State participate fully in and benefit from the mission of the University.

  • The Guide to Administrative Offices in HHD provides an overview of the different units and their functions within the college. This is an excellent tool to foster collaboration and build a community of belonging.

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