Programs Supporting Inclusion

Academic departments and centers offer research and talks that explore issues related to diversity and inclusion.  Additionally, the University’s schools, programs and centers offer programming to educate and support inclusive excellence and the intellectual and interpersonal development of its students, faculty, and staff.

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Featured Centers and Initiatives

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Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies Program

The Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program that provides exciting intellectual opportunities to explore the role of gender in human affairs.

Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) Program members celebrating the program's 20th anniversary

Latin American and Latino Studies Program

The Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) Program offers an interdisciplinary major and minor to study the history, arts, languages, cultures, societies, politics, and/or regional organizations of Latin American and Caribbean countries as well as Latino communities and individuals in the United States.

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Supplier Diversity & Inclusion

Fueling Business Growth is tied to a multi-faceted action plan aimed at strengthening relationships, and expanding access to resources, with local, diverse and minority-owned businesses.

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Penn’s commitment to diversity is exemplified in our diverse and talented staff. Their innovation—individually and collectively—supports and advances Penn’s mission. The University benefits greatly from the different perspectives our staff bring to their work.

Craig Carnaroli, Executive Vice President
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Individuals from different backgrounds, with diverse life experiences and different perspectives, create a richer academic environment. A more diverse faculty, workforce, and student body helps to bring innovative approaches to problems and new ways of thinking. As such, an emphasis on diversity is not just ‘the right thing to do’ but it is important for our success in academic medicine. We should embrace our diversity as a strength.

J. Larry Jameson, Executive Vice President