Critical Race Training in Education

Penn State University


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The Pennsylvania State University 201 Old Main
University Park, PA, Pennsylvania 16802
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School Information
"This is Penn State: There’s a reason Penn State consistently ranks among the top one percent of the world’s universities. Across twenty-four campuses and an online World Campus, our 100,000 students and 17,000 faculty and staff know the real measure of success goes beyond the classroom—it’s the positive impact made on communities across the world. Our ideals stem from our origins as Pennsylvania’s sole land-grant institution, which allow us to continue to bring positive impact to humanity through our teaching, research, and engagement mission. And across the world is a community of Penn Staters—more than half a million strong—driven by that same spirit to serve our local and global communities." The university also offer over 600 undergraduate academic programs and over 11,000 course offerings. (Source: (Source:
General Information
University-wide, Penn State hosted events, such as a recent symposium, to showcase research by scholars of critical race theory. Additionally, the university's Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center (PRC) funded four graduate student research projects focusing on reducing racism or promoting anti-racist practices. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Critical Race Training Activity

  • Program and Research Funding

    “The Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center (PRC) has awarded funding for four graduate student research projects that responded to their call for work focusing on reducing racism or promoting anti-racist practices and culture.”

  • Resources

    “Reflections on Organizing and Power: Anti-Black Police Brutality and the Popular Uprisings” Zoom symposium was held at Penn State University on September 18.

  • Disciplinary Measures

    The Student Code of Conduct has been revised to promote "equity and inclusion". It expands the jurisdiction of the code to off-campus conduct, as well as "acts of bias" language.

  • Program and Research Funding

    The university is looking for a new Assistant/Associate Dean for Access and Equity for the College of Arts and Architecture.

Last updated February 13th, 2021