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Eberly College of Science

Climate and
Diversity Committee

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Climate and Diversity Committee Members

Members of the college’s Climate and Diversity Committee consist of faculty, staff, and student representatives from each department and unit. Each year, the committee selects climate projects and initiatives to work on, and subcommittees are created for each of the chosen initiatives.

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The Eberly ombuds assist faculty, staff, and graduate students in conflict resolution and solutions-oriented support. Although each department has at least two Eberly ombuds, individuals can choose to meet with any ombudsperson across the college.

Eberly Ombudspersons
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Dean's Climate and Diversity Award

The Dean's Climate and Diversity Award was created in 2009 and received generous support from the Santacroce Family Climate and Diversity Fund in the Eberly College of Science in 2022. These awards are designed to recognize individuals and programs that have displayed extraordinary commitment to enhancing our environment of mutual respect and diversity.

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Promoting diversity and inclusion activities within the college, to inspire departmental climate and diversity committees to take positive action, and encouraging collaboration across units.

Climate and Diversity Seed Grant Program


Penn State and Centre County offer a variety of resources for students, faculty, and staff to create a more supportive environment.

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Climate and Diversity Feedback Form

Do you know of any climate- or diversity-related issues that should be addressed by the college’s Climate and Diversity Committee? We want to hear from you!

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Code of Mutual Respect and Cooperation

The Code of Mutual Respect and Cooperation was developed to enshrine the values that our faculty, staff, and students possess and utilize every day to promote an inclusive community.

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Show Your Gratitude

During this extraordinary time in our world, nation, and College, we want to recognize the members of our community working to keep our community thriving.