Educational Equity & Diversity Programs


Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, is committed to promoting diversity as an essential ingredient in its quest for greater excellence. The Office of Educational Equity and Diversity Programs supports and serves as an advocate for diverse populations within the college community, aiming to create an environment that promotes respect for differences while fostering caring relationships and cross-cultural understanding and appreciation throughout the campus.

Student Resources and Services
In addition to providing services and resources for historically underrepresented racial/ethnic minorities, the office also works in support of students with disabilities and learning differences, international students, GLBTQ+ students, and women.

Equity and Diversity
In order to underscore its commitment to providing a rigorous education, Penn State Behrend has developed a definition of diversity and a diversity plan, and also offers a number of services and resources dedicated to fostering a diverse environment across the college.

Events and Programs
The college hosts a number of cultural events throughout the year including the popular Rhythms of Life Series, Culture Week, Feminist Scholars Speakers Series, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration.

Report Bias
Taking a stand for a welcoming and positive campus climate.

Diversity Training
The campus community is invited to take advantage of diversity training sessions and presentations. Please contact the OEEDP to request a workshop for your group or unit.

Office Location: Reed 1, First Floor, Reed Union Building

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