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Diversity and Inclusion at IST

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Our mission

The Office of Multicultural Affairs 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.    

  • In keeping with the University's diversity and inclusion theme of being “All In,” the College is committed to increasing the number of diverse students from various backgrounds. The Office of Multicultural Affairs 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.

The Office of Multicultural Affairs 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.


  • Diversity and Inclusion programming that provides education and professional development  
  • Open appointments for social, emotional and academic support
  • Collaborative opportunities within IST as well as across the University
  • To learn about more resources visit our Office of Multicultural Affairs homepage
University's theme logo for All In campaign

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 Dr. Kenneth Lehrman III, Vice Provost for Affirmative Action, Affirmative Action Office, The Pennsylvania State University, 328 Boucke Building, University Park, PA 16802-5901, Email: kfl2@psu.edu, Tel (814) 863-0471 (V/TTY).

For reference, the full policy is available at: https://guru.psu.edu/policies/AD85.html.