Programs Supporting Inclusion

Wendell Pritchett
Penn has prized diversity of every kind throughout its history. As the University's first African-American Provost, I am especially proud of this commitment to including the widest possible range of backgrounds and perspectives. This sort of diversity is essential to our core mission - making a tangible impact on the most urgent challenges that face our country and our world.

--Wendell Pritchett, Provost

Craig Carnaroli
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

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. 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

Featured Diversity Centers and Initiatives at Penn

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.

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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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