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Embracing Belonging at Penn State

The College of Health and Human Development embraces diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging as core values in both its mission and vision. Our goal is to empower a diverse community of leaders and scholars who promote human health, development, and quality of life throughout the lifespan.


The following resources provide a starting point for exploring personal and professional growth opportunities around the topics of racial inequality, social injustice, and forms of discrimination. Also included are resources for reporting issues of discrimination, bias, and acts of intolerance at Penn State.

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SharePoint Libraries
Topics include: Scholarly Research; Assessment Practices; Implicit Bias; Antiracism; Multimedia Resources; Student Organizations; and more.

Penn State Learning Resource Network
Topics include: Understanding Unconscious Bias; The Power of Allyship; Understanding Workplace Diversity; Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging; Diversity Recruiting; Developing a Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Program; Religion in the Workplace; Overcoming Unconscious Bias in the Workplace; Overcoming Gender Biases and Barriers; and more.

Addressing Bias: Rights, Responsibilities and Responses
Topics include: How does the First Amendment apply to me? How should I interact with authorities? What is bias and why should I care?

Diversity Education Services- Affirmative Action Office
Topics include: Developing Intercultural Competency; Hiring for Diversity and Inclusion; SpeakUP: Advocating for Self and Others; Workplace Civility: Promoting a Climate and Culture of Respect and Inclusion

Rock Ethics Institute
Topics include: Critical Philosophies of Race; Restorative Justice; Democracy and Human Rights; Gender and Sex Equity; Religion, Spirituality, and Public Life

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