The Diversity Lecture Series is intended to give insight and understanding of multicultural issues to the University of Pennsylvania. The series is designed to introduce an essential component of education in helping to encourage civil debate, broaden the basis for critical thought and promote cultural understanding.

October 21, 2015

Ezekiel Dixon-Roman
Assistant Professor of Social Policy & Practice
Education & Africana Studies
Location: Penn Bookstore, 2nd floor conference room
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Topic: Social Inheritance and Differences in Human Learning & Development

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November 11, 2015

Veterans Day Flag Raising Ceremony
Anne Cocos
Student & Military Veteran
School of Engineering & Applied Sciences
Location: College Green - Locust Walk
Inclement weather loca.on – Houston Hall, Franklin Room
Time: 8:30 am – 9:00 am
Featuring: Penn Navy ROTC Honor Guard and Battalion, The Penn Glee Club, Dr. Charles Howard (University Chaplain)
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November 19, 2015

Antonia M. Villarruel
Professor and Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing
Location: Penn Bookstore, 2nd floor conference room
Time: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Topic: Social Determinants of Health in America

March 6, 2016

Rashmi Kumar, Specialist in STEM Learning
Weingarten Learning Resources Center
Location: Penn Bookstore, 2nd floor conference room
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Topic: The Past is Not the Only Determinant of Future Possibilities

April 15, 2016

Grace Kao
Professor of Sociology, Education, & Asian American Studies
Location: Penn Bookstore, 2nd floor conference room
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Topic: Interracial Friendship and Romance from Adolescence to Adults


Here at University of Pennsylvania, we realize that our educational offerings and workshops are fundamental to maintaining an environment free from discriminatory harassment and retaliation. Managers, supervisors, faculty, deans, directors, and department heads are partners with our theme in ensuring that their employees are informed of the University’s policies prohibiting discrimination, harassment and retaliation. The Office of Student Affairs is the resource for providing this information to the student body.

The Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs (OAA/EOP) is responsible for providing educational training programs to assist members of the University community in understanding discrimination, harassment and retaliation. In addition we offer information on how to address behaviors that violate University policies, and how to be proactive in creating a respectful and productive work environment.

Below is a list of training sessions offered by our office. Please click on the title for further information on the training (PDFs):

Each of these trainings can be tailored to meet the needs of your department. To request a training session, please contact OAA/EOP at (215) 898-6993 or by email at Office of Affirmation Action and Equal Opportunity Programs