Trustees Resolution Adopting a Diversity Statement
RESOLVED, that the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania adopt in principal and practice the following statement on diversity:
Penn rejoices in the rich diversity of persons, groups, views, and academic disciplines and programs that grace the campus of the nation's first university. Tapping our diversity to strengthen ties across all boundaries enriches the intellectual climate and creates a more vibrant community. Fostering and nourishing this diversity, especially among students, faculty, staff, and trustees must remain central to the core missions of the University.
The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status in the administration of its admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or other University-administered programs or in its employment practices. Questions or complaints regarding this policy should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, Sansom Place East, 3600 Chestnut Street, Suite 228, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6106; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).
The mission of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs is to provide central leadership and support for the University's efforts to achieve an educational and work environment that is diverse in race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status as well people of all interests, abilities and perspectives. The office will ensure the implementation of equal opportunity, affirmative action, and nondiscrimination policies through education, training and active partnership with others from the campus and the broader Philadelphia communities.
Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity
3600 Chestnut Street
Sansom Place East
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6106
Telephone (215) 898-6993
Fax (215) 746-7088