Penn State Diversity and Inclusion

Advancing Diversity and Inclusion

While our most recent diversity climate survey disclosed some measurable improvement in attitudes, we still have a long way to go to be truly reflective of the increasingly diverse society around us. Consideration should be given to incorporating diversity in the University’s emerging new performance review program. Here again, emphasis must center on altering mindsets and individual behaviors through various reinforcement techniques. Greater stress should be placed on developing diverse talent pools at all levels of search processes up to and including senior administrators. In addition, efforts to build trust, reduce fear of retaliation, and increase the focus on global aspects of diversity must be mounted.