Programs & Resources


Centre County Resources

Centre Safe- Formerly Centre County Women’s Resource Center, Centre Safe’s purpose is to empower survivors of sexual or domestic violence, and to work toward the elimination of such violence through Crisis Intervention, Services, Education, Advocacy.

Community Diversity Group-A non-profit coalition offering training, consulting, Women Empowerment Seminars, and a monthly updated calendar of diversity events.   

Forum on Black Affairs- A group dedicated to ensuring that all Black persons participate fully in and benefit from the mission of Penn State University, as a land grant institution and as a leader in higher education in the nation, to provide educational opportunities for all citizens "in the several pursuits and professions in life." 

Leadership Centre County- Aims to transform ordinary citizens into extraordinary civic leaders through routine, strategic, and systematic programs and workshops designed to help individuals contribute to a thriving community. 


Penn State Resources for Staff

Administrative Fellows Program- Provides professional development opportunities for faculty and staff with standing appointments. By serving under the mentorship of a senior-level administrator, fellows receive opportunities to broaden their perspectives and experiences in higher education administration. The fellowship experience enables participants to be more effective in their current University positions and provides a foundation for them to excel in future, higher-level jobs. 

Affirmative Action Office- Serves as a resource in promoting and furthering the University’s commitment to equal opportunity and diversity. The Office works to support the University’s strategic goal of respect and its efforts to advance a diverse and inclusive campus community. 

Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity- Provides a comprehensive range of education, information, and advocacy services to students, faculty, staff, and alumni. We work to create and maintain an open, safer, and inclusive environment honoring gender and sexual diversity. Through educational, social, and supportive programming, along with workshops and individual consultation, the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity strives to serve the entire Penn State community. 

Child Care Resources- Various types of state regulated childcare programs are available to suit your family’s needs. Additionally, programs for qualifying low-income families also exist, should you have the need. 

Equal Opportunity Planning Committee- Supports and advances the University’s strategic plan with investments in programs and ideas. 

Flexible Work Schedules Policy- Provides guidance for areas in establishing alternate work arrangements for faculty and staff whose responsibilities can be accomplished outside of a University office and/or traditional work schedule for part or all of the workweek. 

Lactation Stations- Lactation Stations provide a secure, private and restful room for you to breastfeed or pump. All stations will include a chair, desk or table, and electrical outlet and can be reserved for 30-minute blocks. Prior to using the campus Lactation Stations you will be required to attend a brief orientation meeting. 

Military and Veteran Resources- Penn State is committed to providing resources and support for our veterans and their families through: educational support, counseling, job and career support, benefits, health resources, community organizations, and projects.

Office of Ethics and Compliance- Offers numerous resources to report misconduct. When in doubt of where to report, call the Office of Ethics and Compliance (814-867-5088) or your Human Resources Strategic Partner for advice. 

Office of Vice Provost for Educational Equity-Serves as a catalyst and advocate for Penn State's diversity and inclusion initiatives. Educational Equity's vision is a Penn State community that is an inclusive and welcoming environment for all. 

Penn State Fact Book- Contains a wide variety of information on students, faculty and staff, budget and finances, research expenditures, and alumni and development activities. 

Penn State Policy AD91(Discrimination and Harassment and Related Inappropriate Conduct) – the primary purpose is to establish the University’s policy prohibiting discrimination and harassment in all forms, and retaliation related to reports of such conduct. This policy is a companion to University Policy AD85, Sexual and/or Gender-Based Harassment and Misconduct (Including Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, Stalking, and Related Inappropriate Conduct), which sets forth the University’s policy on gender-based discrimination and harassment, sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and related inappropriate conduct, including mandatory reporting requirements. 

Penn State Policy AD29 (Statement of Intolerance) – As an educational institution, the University has a mandate to address problems of a society deeply ingrained with bias and prejudice. Toward that end, the University provides educational programs and activities to create an environment in which diversity and understanding of other cultures are valued.

Penn State Policy AD85 (Sexual and/or Gender-Based Harassment and Misconduct) –Establishes the University's policy prohibiting sex and/or gender-based harassment and misconduct, as well as to define types of misconduct that must be reported. This policy is a companion to University Policy AD91, Discrimination and Harassment and Related Inappropriate Conduct.  

Who is my HR Strategic Partner?- Penn State’s HR strategic partners and consultants who provide employees guidance on general HR or payroll-related questions.