Diversity Circles Program: March 4 - April 1, 2021
Experiential program for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
In a climate where civil discussion is rare, and polarization has become the norm, Penn State Scranton continues to foster and model a non-discriminatory campus environment that is welcoming, safe, and inclusive to our administrators, faculty, staff, students and visitors.
We view differences in ethnic, religious, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds not as an obstacle to be overcome but as an opportunity for learning, understanding and growth.
In that light, we have developed Diversity Circles, an eye-opening experiential program where attendees with diverse backgrounds and experiences can come together to learn from one another how to express and receive opinions contrary to their own and become agents of inclusion and spread the message of acceptance and equality in our communities.
Diversity Circle Meetings
As leaders in our community, your support by encouraging key members of your organization to participate in Diversity Circles is key to our ability to address key challenges related to diversity and to bring understanding to our larger community with the goal of becoming truly welcoming.
- Eight to 12 individuals from diverse backgrounds, professions and walks of life.
- Meet once a week, for five sessions.
- Participants are expected to attend all sessions in order to earn a certificate of completion.
- Offered at no cost to the attendees.
Virtual Diversity Circles Dates Spring 2021
Thursdays, March 4, 11, 18, 25 and April 1, 2021.
Time will be decided based on the majority choice of the group.
For information or to register, phone Dharti Ray at 570-963-2685.
Note: The University reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances.
Penn State Scranton would like to thank Prudential and Barnes & Noble Booksellers for their support of our Diversity Circles.