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Inclusion and Diversity Engagement in IST

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Our mission

The Office of Inclusion and Diversity Engagement upholds the belief that diversity enhances, and adds significant value to, every function performed in the college of Information Sciences and Technology. We serve and advocate for underrepresented minorities including, but not limited to gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, ability, religious affiliation, and veteran’s status. The Office of Inclusion and Diversity Engagement is the focal point for developing diversity initiatives across the college, and promoting the value of inclusive community. We seek to foster growth of our students, staff, and faculty.   

  • The college is committed to increasing the number of diverse students from various backgrounds. The Office of Inclusion and Diversity Engagement is dedicated to ensuring that the environment is welcoming, and that every student feels comfortable to achieve successful outcomes.
  • The college honors intellectual diversity through our multi-theoretical and interdisciplinary views of information technology. We respect the diverse range of theories and practices that define the information sciences and related technologies.

Interact WITH THE OFFICE OF inclusion & Diversity Engagement

  • Diversity and Inclusion programming that provides education and professional development  
  • To schedule an appointment, please call (814) 865-8947
  • Collaborative opportunities within IST as well as across the University
  • To learn about more resources visit our Office of Inclusion and Diversity Engagement homepage

Nondiscrimination Statement

The University is committed to equal access to programs, facilities, admission and employment for all persons.  It is the policy of the University to maintain an environment free of harassment and free of discrimination against any person because of age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, marital or family status, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, physical or mental disability, gender, perceived gender, gender identity, genetic information or political ideas.  Discriminatory conduct and harassment, as well as sexual misconduct and relationship violence, violates the dignity of individuals, impedes the realization of the University’s educational mission, and will not be tolerated. Direct all inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy to the Affirmative Action Office, The Pennsylvania State University, 328 Boucke Building, University Park, PA 16802-5901, Email:, Tel (814) 863-0471.

For reference, the full policy is available at: