President's Commissions for Equity now accepting appointment nominations

June 27, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Commission for Women, the Commission on Racial/Ethnic Diversity, and the Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Equity are accepting appointment nominations through July 16.

Those who would like to nominate a student or employee for membership on a commission, may complete a nomination form.

Meeting once per month, the President's Commissions for Equity serve as advisory groups to Penn State’s President, providing recommendations germane to issues of women-identified; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer; and/or, racially or ethnically diverse people at Penn State. The commissions are charged with the identification of barriers that inhibit the full inclusion and advancement of persons from underrepresented and/or underserved populations in order to forward innovative, evidence-informed recommendations that support the creation of an inclusive and welcoming campus climate.

In May it was announced that the President’s Commissions for Equity, beginning July 1, will see changes to their activities and memberships to better reflect their charges as advisory bodies to Penn State’s leader. The changes are intended to strengthen the individual and collective impact of each of the three commissions, while ensuring that each commission’s goals align with the University’s priorities and strategic vision.

Questions may be directed to Sonia DeLuca Fernández, assistant vice provost in the Office of the Vice Provost for Educational Equity, at

Last Updated July 18, 2018