Center for Social Change and Belonging
It takes us all to create actionable change and support student success by creating pathways to grow.
We're focused on building community by cultivating an inclusive and positive university climate, contributing to academic experiences by fostering students’ ability to think critically and define success on their own terms, providing students with resources to promote social justice, inclusion, and liberation at Penn State and around the world and facilitate students’ individual transformation and engagement.
In partnership with Student Affairs equity and inclusion units and campus and community partners, we are focused on empowering students, staff, and faculty to become equity conscious leaders and change agents in their communities by creating networks of support, dialogue, and connection.
The Center for Social Change and Belonging offers curricular and co-curricular opportunities that:
Build capacity of students, staff, and faculty to acknowledge, understand, prioritize, and embed the tenets of diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and accessibility into their lives.
Create transformative learning spaces and programs that encourage self-reflection, intersectional solidarity, action & advocacy.
Develop a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to self-awareness, equity, justice, and collective liberation.
In partnership with other Student Affairs Equity and Inclusion units, empower our students, staff, and faculty to become social justice leaders and change agents in our communities.