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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

Contact Dr. Chris Rizzo, director of student affairs, 724-773-3957
Contact Mrs. Amy Gartley, associate director of student affairs, 724-773-3956.

Report of Hate

Submit a Report of Hate form at http://equity.psu.edu/reportbias.

Sexual Harassment and Assault Reporting and Education (SHARE)

Contact Dr. Chris Rizzo, director of student affairs, 724-773-3957
Contact Mrs. Amy Gartley, associate director of student affairs, 724-773-3956. 

Link to Sexual Harassment and Assault Reporting and Education (SHARE)

Visit 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.

The Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Equity (CLGBTE) 

For more information, please visit Penn State's CLGBTE page and the LGBTA Resource Center .
Any Penn State Beaver student, faculty, or staff may join this group.

Identify campus SafeZone allies at http://studentaffairs.psu.edu/lgbtqa/campuses/beaver.shtml or by contacting Dr. Chris Rizzo, director of student affairs, 724-773-3957.

Adult and Transfer Students

Contact the Admissions Office, 724-773-3800 or 1-800-JOIN-PSU.

Veterans' Services

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.

Disabilities Concerns

Contact Ms. Jill Tress, coordinator of Disability Services and the Center for Academic Achievement, 724-773-3867.

Workplace Climate Concerns

Contact Adam Rathbun, 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.

Faculty Ombudswoman
Contact Karen Barr, senior instructor in Business Administration, 724-773-3869.

Alternate Faculty Ombudswoman
Contact Dr. Mari Pierce, assistant professor of administration of justice, 724-773-3549.