Be who you are. Together.

We’re asking students, faculty and staff from across the University to share your thoughts on Diversity and Inclusion.

Your contribution or excerpts from it will be part of the storytelling behind  the University’s ongoing initiative to be “All In" and may be included in a permanent commemorative piece or shared with the community on social media and through other channels. 

To share your thoughts, go to by March 13.

A Monument to "All In"

The commemorative piece will embody the world we live in today and the equity, diversity and inclusiveness that Penn State supports. Penn State has a strong history of diversity, inclusion, breaking barriers, pushing boundaries and standing together.

This piece and the community’s messages will be inspiration for every member of our community to play an active role in creating a climate of acceptance and inclusion. It is a call for students, faculty and staff to be “All In” and to support the continual evolution at Penn State.

In 30 to 50 words, tell us what inspires you to be “All In.” This answer will be different for each individual. You may consider:

  • What does our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion today do for us in the future?
  • What inspires you to take an active role promoting respect and embracing diversity?
  • How do you celebrate and embrace equity and inclusion at Penn State? What will these efforts mean for generations to come?

“‘We Are’ should mean we are one family no matter what your background is.We are all a Penn State family, and that’s how I always look at it.”—Penn State student.

Six different versions of the All In logo displayed as buttons

We Are All In

“Diversity and inclusion are part of the fabric of who we are as a University. The "All In" initiative is encouraging all members of the community to reflect on that and ‘Be who you are. Together.’—Dr. Eric Barron

Image: Rowland Creative

Marcus Whitehurst, vice provost for Educational Equity, noted the piece will “pay tribute to our history but also reflect our hopes and plans for the future at Penn State.”

To share your thoughts, go to by March 13.

A Monument to Diversity and Inclusion

The call for commemoration comes as the University continues its ongoing initiative “All In at Penn State: A Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion.”

Kicked off in October 2016, “All In” embraces diversity and encourages meaningful discussions. It supports the University’s commitment to fostering welcoming and inclusive communities that are respectful of everyone regardless of background, race, gender, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, economic status, abilities, veteran’s status or any of the ways we differ.

The initiative challenges community members to ask what they can do to embrace diversity and have a positive impact at Penn State and beyond.