FAQs

How important is diversity at GSE?

Penn GSE has long been committed to preparing students to live, work, and become leaders in a world marked by sweeping demographic change and interconnectedness. Our students, faculty, and staff come from diverse backgrounds. In fact, we strive to foster an inclusive community of scholars, administrators, and students who both serve and learn from diverse communities.

What are GSE’s current diversity initiatives?

GSE’s faculty students, and staff are engaged both locally and globally. The Dean and other senior faculty have also worked to foster a collegial and intellectually stimulating environment for faculty, students, and staff. Click here to learn more. Our distinguished faculty publishes broadly on issues of domestic and international diversity. Students also have the opportunity to publish with faculty mentors, and in GSE’s two student-edited journals: Perspectives on Urban Education and Working Papers in Educational Linguistics. Click here to read more about GSE’s scholarship.

What resources are available to foster an inclusive community?

GSE is committed to fostering an inclusive community of faculty, students, and administrators with ongoing discussions, dialogue and activities around diversity. Efforts range from providing guidance and research for faculty search committees to robust lecture series, events, and other venues of intellectual exchange. Resources on the Diversity web pages are provided for talking about race in the classroom, as well as mentoring both international students and students of color. Read more.

Are there diversity focused resources at GSE for students?

Yes. Among other resources, all students are encouraged to join one or more of GSE and Penn’s diversity-focused student organizations. You can find more about such organizations and the diversity focus of GSE students here.