Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Academic Support and Services

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion in the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications provides:

  • Academic, personal and financial counseling.
  • Career and internship counseling and assistance. The Office of Multicultural Affairs works in tandem with the Office of Internships and Career Placement to assist students in fully optimizing their career potential.
  • An array of student organizations, including:
    • Asian/Hispanic/African/Native American Student Organization (AHANA)
    • National Association for Minorities in Communications (NAMIC)
    • Penn State Association of Journalists for Diversity (PSAJD), which publishes Cultural Expressions (our student-run multicultural newsletter)
    • Diversity Ambassadors
    • Diversity Scholars
  • Trips to student job fairs.
  • A variety of cultural awareness heritage programs and receptions.
  • The Summer Research Opportunity Program, which brings talented multicultural undergraduate students to campus who are then matched with research mentors from our faculty.
  • Access for students from underrepresented groups for Bellisario College of Communications, University-wide and national grant and scholarship awards.
  • Leadership to the College in terms of the recruitment and retention of a diverse student body. Each year, the Office of Multicultural Affairs organizes a group of diverse undergraduate and graduate students to conduct phone-a-thons to recruit diverse students and to assist high school students with their admissions applications.
  • Input on the recruitment and retention of multicultural faculty and staff.