Statement on Rights and Community

Penn State Geography is a diverse and inclusive community with representation from many countries, racial and ethnic groups, and perspectives. Our research and teaching activities embrace this diversity because it is our source of strength that also advances the goals of a pluralistic society and integrated world.

The courses we offer address important issues, such as climate change, social and environmental justice, migration, race, gender and geopolitics. Our department is committed to promoting a climate that is free from discrimination or harassment, including racism, religious intolerance, sexism, ageism, homophobia, or intolerance based upon one’s political views. We will not accept behavior that violates or infringes upon the rights and dignity of our students, faculty, or members of our staff.

Penn State Geography recognizes the value of new knowledge and the role of science in advancing human and planetary well-being. Our central mission is to advance knowledge and the human condition. We remain committed to making the world a better place for all.

—Geography Professoriate, Penn State

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