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College DEIB Resources

The College of Health and Human Development embraces diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging as core values in both its mission and vision. Our goal is to empower a diverse community of leaders and scholars who promote human health, development, and quality of life throughout the lifespan.

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.

The following resources provide a starting point for exploring personal and professional growth opportunities around the topics of racial inequality, social injustice, and forms of discrimination. Also included are resources for reporting issues of discrimination, bias, and acts of intolerance at Penn State.

The Office for Diversity and Inclusion upholds their mission by providing:

A Safe Environment

  • A welcoming and safe atmosphere for dialogues, networking, and community building.

  • A calm environment to complete schoolwork.

Enrichment Programming

  • Enrichment workshops on diverse topics that foster educational, professional, and cultural growth.

  • A variety of programming that furthers the understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion.


  • Advocacy for underrepresented undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff.

  • Support and expansion of efforts within the college that celebrate diversity, culture, and heritage.

Personalized Support

  • Support for academic, personal, career, and financial-related matters through individual or group meetings.

  • Guidance and referrals to resources within the college, University, and local community.

  • Relevant information on engaged curricular opportunities, leadership development, and scholarship exploration.

Community Building

  • Leadership within the college on initiatives for recruitment and retention of underrepresented graduate and undergraduate students, faculty, and staff.

  • Consultation and resources for administration, faculty, and staff.

  • Collaboration opportunities for external stakeholders.


SharePoint Libraries
Topics include: Scholarly Research; Assessment Practices; Implicit Bias; Antiracism; Multimedia Resources; Student Organizations; and more.

Penn State Learning Resource Network
Topics include: Understanding Unconscious Bias; The Power of Allyship; Understanding Workplace Diversity; Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging; Diversity Recruiting; Developing a Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Program; Religion in the Workplace; Overcoming Unconscious Bias in the Workplace; Overcoming Gender Biases and Barriers; and more.

Addressing Bias: Rights, Responsibilities and Responses
Topics include: How does the First Amendment apply to me? How should I interact with authorities? What is bias and why should I care?

Diversity Education Services- Affirmative Action Office
Topics include: Developing Intercultural Competency; Hiring for Diversity and Inclusion; SpeakUP: Advocating for Self and Others; Workplace Civility: Promoting a Climate and Culture of Respect and Inclusion

Rock Ethics Institute
Topics include: Critical Philosophies of Race; Restorative Justice; Democracy and Human Rights; Gender and Sex Equity; Religion, Spirituality, and Public Life