The Behrend College Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) was developed to mitigate the psychological impact of a traumatic campus event; prevent the subsequent development of a post-traumatic syndrome; and serve as an early identification mechanism for individuals who will require professional mental health follow-up subsequent to a traumatic event.
The Office of Educational Equity and Diversity Programs supports and serves as an advocate for diverse populations within the college community. In addition to addressing the specific concerns of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic minorities, it also works in support of students with disabilities, international students, LGBT students, and women.
Penn State's bystander intervention initiative, Stand for State, partners with Green Dot, a national violence prevention program, to teach individuals how to intervene safely and effectively in difficult situations. The initiative will address sexual misconduct, acts motivated by bias, mental health concerns, and high-risk substance use. Stand for State underscores Penn State's commitment to reducing harm in our communities.