- Africana Research Center
To promote research and scholarship that will advance the historical and contemporary understanding and enhancement of the lives of African Americans, Africans and Afro-Caribbean peoples.
- BRIDGE - A Diversity Action Alliance
BRIDGE is a diversity action alliance consisting of faculty members and graduate students in the Department of Psychology who are interested in promoting and addressing diversity-related issues within our program community.
- Cultivating Underrepresented Students in Philosophy (CUSP)
CUSP is an all-expense paid 2-day workshop held at the Pennsylvania State University each April for up to 8 promising prospective graduate students in philosophy from traditionally underrepresented groups (such as, African Americans, Chicano/as and Latino/as, Native Americans, Asian Americans).
- Diversity in the Department of Sociology and Criminology
The Department of Sociology and Criminology is committed to the recruitment, development, graduation, and placement of outstanding students from diverse backgrounds. In addition to substantial financial aid, minority students at Penn State and in the Liberal Arts can count on funding, support services, cultural events, and research and professional development opportunities that they need to reach their goals.
- Philosophy in an Inclusive Summer Institute (PIKSI)
PIKSI is designed to encourage undergraduate students from underrepresented groups to consider future study in the field of philosophy. PIKSI will emphasize the on-going project of greater inclusiveness that is transforming the discipline, inviting students to be participants in the conversation.
- Rock Ethics Institute - Critical Philosophy of Race
The Critical Philosophy of Race (CPR) seeks to develop the philosophical tools necessary to meet the ethical and intellectual challenges posed by new forms of racism as well as the legacy of the inherited racisms. It also turns the spotlight on philosophy itself, its history and the shocking lack of diversity within many philosophy departments today.
External Scholarship Opportunities
Summer Research Experiences/Law School Prep Programs
- Affirmative Action Office: Diversity Education Services
- Diversity in the Graduate School
- Global Penn State
- Office of the Vice Provost for Educational Equity
The Office of the Vice Provost for Educational Equity fosters diversity at Penn State and to support educational access for targeted groups of low-income, potential first-generation college students both here at Penn State and at sites throughout the state.