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Penn State’s Gender Equity Center supports students who have been impacted by sexual violence, relationship violence, stalking, harassment, and other campus climate issues. In addition, the office works to educate the campus community about Gender Equity issues and to provide workshops and resources for the prevention of sexual violence.

COVID-19 Operations Information

Gender Equity Center is committed to providing support and programming to the University community. During the ongoing COVID-19 concerns, we are offering a variety of options to best serve your needs and safety.

We realize this may be a challenging, uncertain time for many. As a result, we would like to empower you to determine what meeting or programming option is best for you and your needs. While we are offering in-person appointments and programming, we will continue to offer direct services, outreach, and engagement opportunities in a remote format via Zoom or Microsoft Teams as well. Options for meeting in-person include in our offices in 204 Boucke or somewhere else at University Park. These options include meeting in a conference room in Boucke, the HUB, your residence hall, or at an outdoor location. In the interest of making our meeting environment as safe as possible for everyone involved, we ask that everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wear a mask during our in-person meeting.

Advocacy and Support Services

Gender Equity Center staff provide education, advocacy, referrals, and crisis intervention/support counseling for victim survivors. All services are free and confidential.

Gender Equity and Prevention Work

It takes everyone to keep our community safe. The Gender Equity Center provides resources, programming, and involvement opportunities to educate the Penn State community on gender equity issues and sexual violence prevention. 

“ I always feel the movement is a sort of mosaic. Each of us puts in one little stone, and then you get a great mosaic at the end. ”
- Alice Paul
Penn State Student Affairs
Gender Equity Center

204 Boucke Building
University Park, PA 16802