Two women from the Penn State Class of 2019 who attended the Abington campus have, so far, raised more than $200,000 to support Black-owned businesses impacted by the economic downturn and the unrest following the death of George Floyd.
"Over the past two weeks I have heard from hundreds of students, faculty, alumni and community members about their concerns involving hate in the Penn State community. People are justifiably upset about the events in our nation, and the limitations surrounding our institutional response. We must acknowledge the pain, anger and frustration that such events inflict on our community. We must recognize that Black Lives Matter, and that racism, bias and religious intolerance yield an inexcusable cost to life and liberty."
On Feb. 3, all students, faculty and staff members at every Penn State campus location will receive an email to take the Penn State Community Survey to share their attitudes and experiences of community, diversity and inclusion at Penn State. Every 100 survey takers will have a chance to win an Amazon or Starbucks gift card.
Launching on Feb. 3, the Penn State Community Survey is an opportunity for all students, faculty and staff members at Penn State's campuses to provide confidential feedback on their experiences and perspectives related to community, diversity and inclusion. Emails with unique survey links will be sent to students, faculty and staff on Feb. 3.
The Penn State Abington faculty traveled to Ghana intent on establishing a new study abroad option for students. Little did they know how nine days in the West African nation would upend their psyches.
Penn State Abington hired several distinguished leaders this fall, expanding its already diverse roster of talent. With the latest additions to Abington’s faculty and staff, Chancellor Damian J. Fernandez continues his commitment to adding proven and culturally responsive faculty and professionals to support the needs of its diverse student base.