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Campus Climate and Diversity Committee

Appointments to Penn State Beaver's Campus Climate and Diversity Committee are made annually and include representatives from student clubs and organizations, faculty, and staff. The group works together to enhance understanding of campus issues and concerns and to create synergies in areas such as programming and advocacy.

Committee members also serve as campus representatives in distributing and discussing information relative to constituent groups.

If you're interested in serving on the Campus Climate and Diversity Committee, please contact Dr. Chris Rizzo, director of student affairs, 724-773-3957.

 

Do you have questions or concerns about diversity, fairness, or equity? Please contact the appropriate staff or faculty member(s) listed below.

 

While Penn State offers many resources related to support and access, Beaver campus provides primary contact points for students, faculty, and staff in a variety of areas. If you need help or have issues related to any of these areas, please contact the faculty or staff member(s) indicated.

Acts of Hate and/or Intolerance
Contact 
Dr. Chris Rizzo, director of student affairs, 724-773-3957, or Mrs. Amy Gartley, associate director of student affairs, 724-773-3956.
Submit a Report of Hate Form at http://equity.psu.edu/reporthate.

Sexual Harassment and Assault Reporting and Education
Contact Dr. Chris Rizzo, director of student affairs, 724-773-3957, or Mrs. Amy Gartley, associate director of student affairs, 724-773-3956. 
Link to SHARE (Sexual Harassment and Assault Reporting and Education)
Website: http://www.psu.edu/dept/title-ix/

Sexual Harassment by Faculty and/or Staff 
Contact 
Mrs. Michelle Kurtyka, assistant to the director of academic affairs, 724-773-3824.

Adult and Transfer Students
Contact 
Mr. Marcess Williams, adult and transfer admissions counselor, 724-773-3808.

Veterans' Services
Contact Ms. Gail Gray, veteran services and financial aid coordinator, 724-773-3803.

Student Conduct Questions and/or Harassment Issues
Contact 
Mrs. Amy Gartley, associate director of student affairs, 724-773-3956.

Disabilities Concerns
Contact 
Ms. Jill Tress, coordinator, disabilities services and the Center for Academic Achievement, 724-773-3867.

Workplace Climate Concerns
Contact 
Mr. Luke Taiclet, director of finance and business, 724-773-3551.

Resolution of Student Classroom Concerns 

  • Student Ombudswoman (Academic Mediator) - Contact Mrs. Gretchen Samchuck, advising program coordinator, 724-773-3677.
  • Faculty Ombudswoman - Contact Dr. Carol Schafer, associate professor of theatre, integrative arts, and women's studies, 724-773-3591.
    • Alternate Faculty Ombudswoman - Contact Dr. Mari Pierce, assistant professor of administration of justice, 724-773-3549.

 

 

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LGBTA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Ally) students may identify campus allies by visiting www.sa.psu.edu/lgbt or by contacting Ms. Amy Gartley, associate director of student affairs, 724-773-3956.

For more information, please visit Penn State's CLGBTE page and the LGBTA Resource Center.