The Importance of Diversity at Penn State

Diversity - a variety of ideas, experiences, and backgrounds expressed by people with a mixture of nationalities, ethnicities, and genders working together - enlarges our understanding, expands our own experience, and prepares us to function well in the modern university and work place. A more varied pool of people can produce more and better ideas - if they seek each other out and work together. Tolerance and acceptance of others is not only a moral imperative. It is a practical one.

Every student, every faculty member, every staff member, and every administrator in the College of Engineering has a part to play in creating and maintaining an open environment.