Students from diverse populations pictured.

Educational Equity and 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.

Thalía Soto Torres pictured.

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.

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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.