State University is committed to the policy that all persons shall
have equal access to programs, facilities, admission and employment
without regard to personal characteristics not related to ability,
performance or qualifications as determined by University policy
or by state or federal authorities. The Pennsylvania State University
does not discriminate against any person because of age, ancestry,
color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religious
creed, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.
inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy to the Affirmative
The Pennsylvania State University, 201 Willard Building,
University Park PA 16802- 2801;
tel. (814) 865-4700/V;
We must join forces to deplore racism, sexism, homophobia and
anti-Semitism and other religious harassment. We must combat
sexual violence. We must ward off all forms of discrimination
that seek to find a home here."
Penn State President Graham B.
University works to improve
Recently, there have
been a number of events on the University Park campus and in
the surrounding community that are rooted in hatred, violence,
prejudice and discrimination.
Although these incidents
have brought a great deal of public attention to the problem,
the University administration has devoted a great deal of energy
to humanizing the University since Graham B. Spanier became
president in 1995.
Below are links to
just some of the statements made by Spanier and others on the
topic during the past five years.