Our mission is to create an inclusive campus community where everyone feels welcomed. We welcome students to individual and group experiences that help them form bonds of understanding and leadership.
We strive to support students in their explorations of self-discovery, personal growth, assertiveness, awareness, advocacy, empowerment, social justice, and inclusivity. We provide a network of services and programs that foster discussions related to the creation of a multi-ethnic, culturally conscious university.
Through our various programs such as cultural celebrations, educational workshops, diversity training, and diversity leadership retreats, as well as many other programs, we expose students to experiences in a safe learning environment which they may not have access to elsewhere.
All members of the campus community and neighboring communities are welcome to participate in these programs. The Office of Intercultural Affairs will always challenge students to continually learn about themselves, their cultures, other cultures, and the impact that one’s culture has on everyday life. By achieving the above, we seek to develop students who graduate as globally minded citizens.
Stand for State is Penn State University’s commitment to stopping sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking through Bystander Intervention.
Additionally, the Office of Intercultural Affairs offers assistance with all required legal documentations and services for non-immigrant students (international students) on F-1 and J-1 status.