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Welcome to the Affirmative Action Office. Penn State University is committed to the concept of affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity in all aspects of employment and to foster diversity in the University community. The University has a comprehensive Affirmative Action Plan which sets forth programs and goals for increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff.

The Affirmative Action Office serves as a resource in promoting and furthering the University’s commitment to equal opportunity and diversity. The Office works to support the University’s strategic goal of respect and its efforts to advance a diverse and inclusive campus community.

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In response to the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak and recommendations from the Governor of Pennsylvania, the Affirmative Action Office will only be available via phone calls, email, and Zoom appointments until further notice.

If you would like to make an appointment or need assistance, please call us at (814) 863-0471 or email: during normal office hours, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

If this is an emergency, please call Campus Police at 3-1111 or 911.

Dr. Suzanne C. Adair, Associate Vice President for Affirmative Action