On the beautiful, summer-like morning of April 7 in front of the lion shrine, Penn State Abington's chancellor, Karen Wiley Sandler, accepted the award recognizing the Abington campus as a "No Place For Hate" location. This is the fourth year in a row for the Abington campus to receive this coveted designation given out by the Anti-Defamation League. Michaela Pommells, assistant director of "No Place For Hate" Philadelphia, was on hand to present the re-certification in front of a crowd of faculty, staff and students.
In order to continue to receive the certification, Penn Abington must complete a minimum of three programs/events that celebrate diversity, challenge individuals on their biases, stereotypes, racism and bigotry in all forms, and promote understanding, respect and acceptance.
Penn State Abington is the only college in the United States to be designated as a "No Place For Hate" location.
For more information go to the Anti-Defamation League's Web site: http://www.adl.org/npfh_philadelphia/ online.