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Diversity Circles

Diversity Circles

 In a climate where civil discussion is rare, and polarization has become the norm, Penn State continues to foster and model a non-discriminatory campus environment that is welcoming, safe, and inclusive to our administrators, faculty, staff, students and visitors.

We view differences in ethnic, religious, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds not as an obstacle to be overcome but as an opportunity for learning, understanding and growth.

In that light, we have developed Diversity Circles, an eye-opening experiential program where attendees with diverse backgrounds and experiences can come together to learn from one another how to express and receive opinions contrary to their own and become agents of inclusion and spread the message of acceptance and equality in our communities.

Diversity Circle Meetings


As leaders in our community, your support by encouraging key members of your organization to participate in Diversity Circles is key to our ability to address key challenges related to diversity and to bring understanding to our larger community with the goal of becoming truly welcoming.

  • Eight to 12 individuals from diverse backgrounds, professions and walks of life.

  • Meet once a week, for five sessions. 

  • Participants are expected to attend all sessions in order to earn a certificate of completion.

  • Offered at no cost to the attendees.


Spring 2019 Diversity Circles are forming now!


For information on a Diversity Circle session contact 570-963-2685 or submit an inquiry now.

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