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Inclusion and Diversity Engagement

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The Office of Inclusion and Diversity Engagement in the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) has been in existence since 2003 to ensure the college’s understanding of the issues related to maintaining a diverse and inclusive community. In addition to creating and maintaining a welcoming and equitable climate, one of our core functions is to develop strategies to engage and retain students, faculty, and staff from underrepresented groups, including women.

Our office partners with the Office of the Vice Provost for Educational Equity, Office of Graduate Educational Equity Programs, Office of Global Programs, Schreyer Honors College, Registrar, Student Aid and many other offices within the Penn State community.  The Office of Inclusion and Diversity Engagement works collaboratively with career, development, advising, recruiting, and grad programs to explore ways in which diversity program opportunities can enhance community and foster personal and professional growth. Another responsibility of this office is to host the IST Inclusion and Diversity Action Council (IDAC), which brings together students, faculty, and staff to address community climate concerns.

The coordinator of inclusion and diversity engagement also serves as a contact for students, faculty, and staff who have concerns about sexual harassment or hostile environments. For additional information, please see Policy AD85 or contact the Office of Inclusion and Diversity at 814-865-8947. All conversations are kept confidential unless action is required.


Jason E. Gines

Assistant Dean, Inclusion & Diversity Engagement

E110 Westgate Building

(814) 865-8947


Dr. Jason E. GInes

Madhavi Kari

Assistant Director, Inclusion & Diversity Engagement

E109 Westgate Building

(814) 867-2355