Campus Climate and Diversity Committee
Appointments to the Penn State Beaver 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 as well as 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, committee co-chair and director of student affairs, 724-773-3957.
Do you have questions or concerns about diversity, fairness, or equity on campus? Please contact the appropriate staff or faculty member(s) listed below.
While Penn State offers numerous 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 immediately contact the faculty or staff member(s) indicated.
Acts of Hate and/or Acts of Intolerance
Report of Hate
Submit a Report of Hate form at http://equity.psu.edu/reportbias.
Sexual Harassment and Assault Reporting and Education (SHARE)
Link to Sexual Harassment and Assault Reporting and Education (SHARE)
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 the Admissions Office, 724-773-3800 or 1-800-JOIN-PSU.
Contact Ms. Gail Gray, student aid and veterans coordinator, 724-773-3803.
Student Conduct Questions and/or Harassment Issues
Contact Mrs. Amy Gartley, associate director of student affairs, 724-773-3956.
Contact Ms. Jill Tress, coordinator of Disability 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, coordinator, advising and Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS), 724-773-3677.
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.
The Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Equity (CLGBTE)
Any Penn State Beaver student, faculty, or staff may join this group and/or identify as campus allies by visiting http://studentaffairs.psu.edu/lgbtqa/campuses/beaver.shtml or by contacting Dr. Chris Rizzo, director of student affairs, 724-773-3957.