All In at Penn State Harrisburg
All In at Penn State Harrisburg
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Penn State Harrisburg community invited to share thoughts on Diversity and Inclusion

As part of an upcoming commemorative piece highlighting Penn State’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, the University is asking the community to share what being “All In” means to you.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to share their thoughts on Diversity and Inclusion.  Quotes from the community will be included in a permanent outdoor commemorative piece to represent the University’s commitment to being inclusive and equitable for generations to come. Your contribution, or excerpts from it, will be part of the storytelling behind this piece and the ongoing initiative to be “All In.” Quotes may also be shared with the community on social media and through other channels.

To share your thoughts, go to by March 13.     

In 30 to 50 words, tell us what inspires you to be “All In.” This answer will be different for each individual. You may consider: What does our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion today do for us in the future? What inspires you to take an active role promoting respect and embracing diversity? How do you celebrate and embrace equity and inclusion at Penn State? What will these efforts mean for generations to come?

For more information on this initiative, visit To share your thoughts, go to by March 13.

University announces ‘All In’ achievement award, nominations being accepted

The University is calling for nominations for the “All In” at Penn State Achievement Award that will recognize a student, faculty or staff member for demonstrating leadership and inspiring others.

The award will honor a member of the University community who helps Penn State achieve its mission of being a leader in research, learning and engagement by embracing diversity and affecting the world in positive and enduring ways. The recipient will be someone who goes above and beyond what is required of him or her as a student, faculty member or staff member, through their accomplishments, leadership or innovative approach.

Nominations will be accepted until March 13 for any full-time student or member of faculty or staff across the University. Recipients of the award will receive a $1,500 stipend.

The recipient of the award will have made a contribution to Penn State’s diversity, equity and inclusion mission by demonstrating exceptional accomplishment, leadership or innovation, which may include:

  • Creating an inclusive climate – creating respect and inclusion among various communities;
  • Transforming education – modeling, teaching and/or training to address the requirements of a diverse and pluralistic democracy;
  • Expanding authentic access – expanding usage, outreach and/or access (e.g., to Penn State facilities, programs, resources and services) with attention to inclusion; and
  • Advancing diverse communities – advancing diverse student and workforce representation through improved recruitment and retention practices.

Nominations should be 500 words or less and provide specific examples of the nominee’s exceptional performance in one (or more) of the areas mentioned above. Recipients will be honored at the Multicultural Resource Center’s annual senior awards and faculty/staff diversity recognition reception in April.

Submit nominations with the name, campus address and phone number, email address, and unit of the nominee no later than March 13, 2017, to Eileen Williams in the Office of the Vice Provost for Educational Equity, by email ( or by mailing or dropping them off, 313 Old Main, University Park, PA 16802. Anonymous nominations will be accepted.