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Town Hall now available to watch 

Penn State President Eric Barron hosted a virtual Town Hall event on Monday, June 29, to highlight the elements outlined in his June 10 message and the University’s planned efforts to fight ignorance and intolerance, model inclusivity and embrace diversity.

New Series "Toward Racial Equity at Penn State: Social Difference, Social Equity and Social Change"

In a new series of round table conversations titled “Toward Racial Equity at Penn State: Social Difference, Social Equity and Social Change,” University leaders aim to engage the Penn State community in dialogue to advance greater equity and inclusion for students, faculty and staff from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups. “At this moment, when so many across the globe are frustrated and speaking out against systemic racism, we want to provide an opportunity for our community to come together, listen and learn together,” said Marcus Whitehurst, vice for provost for Educational Equity.  The first of these conversations – “Race, Our Campus Climate and Workplace” – will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. on June 30 and will be viewable at Co-sponsored by the University’s Division for Development and Alumni Relations, WPSU and the Office of the Vice Provost for Equity, the conversation will feature faculty members, deans and alumni speaking to their experiences on being a person of color navigating a mostly white campus and workplace.

Safer People Safer Places network

The Safer People Safer Places network seeks to create a safer and more inclusive environment for sexual and gender diversity. The network is a campus-wide program designed to raise visibility about the LGBTQ+ population, increase the understanding of issues facing LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff, and raise the awareness of the various LGBTQ+ resources available across Penn State. The program offers a variety of workshops providing a foundation of knowledge needed to be an effective ally to the LGBTQ+ community at Penn State. Individuals who complete workshops can choose to display a Safer People Safer Places decal in their work area. Network members should be comfortable with LGBTQ+ individuals approaching them to talk about LGBTQ+ related issues, and be able to assist individuals in finding campus and/or local resources. Those who complete the foundations workshop will also be added to our Safer People Safer Places network listserv and be listed on our website as a network participant.


Wednesday, July 8th-9:00 am. - 11:00 a.m.  Safer People Safer Places Foundations. Register HERE 

Wednesday, July 22nd-9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Transgender and Gender Inclusion 101. Register HERE 

The Centre LGBTQA Support Network 

State College PRIDE goes virtual! See the schedule, and sign on for the GAYLA, films, post-screening discussions, Drag Zoomba, Arts & Crafts and more!  For the schedule, visit: The Centre LGBTQA Support Network partners with the Centre Film Festival and other community organizations to bring you a weekend of social interaction, advocacy, and support or all ages! The mission of Centre LGBTQA Support Network is to bring the community together through LGBTQA education and activities in the Centre region.

Spectrum speaker series