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.

Graduating student in cap and gown reading the 2021 graduating class booklet at Franklin Field

Featured Centers and Initiatives

Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies logo and composite image showing a diverse array of women from around the world.

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.

J. Larry Jameson

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.

J. Larry Jameson, Interim President
Penn Provost John L. Jackson, Jr.

Diversity is one of the most profound and historic values of our university. We welcome students, staff, faculty, and postdocs of all backgrounds and perspectives, from every part of our nation and our world. Together, we strive to create a community defined by a range of views, inviting open dialogue and intellectual inquiry on the most vital issues that shape our shared experience.

John L. Jackson, Jr., Provost
Portrait of Craig Carnaroli outside of College Hall

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