Office of Multicultural Affairs

The Office of Multicultural Affairs’ mission includes: fostering the growth of diverse students as young leaders and young scholars; providing cultural programming that promotes a richer understanding and respectfulness of the differences; and supporting a variety of student clubs that allows students to get involved and work together.


  • Foster the growth of our diverse students as young leaders and young scholars through academic, personal, career and financial counseling;
  • Offer cultural programming the promotes a richer understanding and respectfulness of the differences in race, gender, sexuality, class, disability, religion and veteran status;
  • Provide a wide array of student clubs whose members can work together in activities that contribute to Penn State’s goals to foster diversity;
  • Lead the College of Communications in the recruitment and retention of a diverse student body.


Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration

Howard job fair 2014The Office of Multicultural Affairs offers a wide variety of events to celebrate diversity. Highlights of programs for students, faculty, staff and the community include:

  • African-American Heritage Month Program
  • Asian-Pacific Islander Heritage Month Program
  • Disability Awareness Month
  • Hispanic Heritage Month Program
  • Native American Heritage Month ProgramJorge Mondaca
  • Staff Annual Diversity Day Celebration
  • Diversity Scholars and Student Meetings
  • Welcome Back Ice Cream Social



Assistant Dean Gary Abdullah
Office of Multicultural Affairs
206 Carnegie Building