The Department of Ecosystem Science and Management is a community of students, staff, and faculty that values and is committed to advancing awareness and inclusion of diversity, and strives to create a climate of mutual respect for all.

We believe an environment of diversity and respect is critical to achieve and sustain excellence in learning, teaching, and research.

Further, we recognize that the responsibility for our values lies with us all within the department---the leadership, faculty, staff, and students. As such, we will hold ourselves to a high standard of excellence and will not stand for the discrimination and harassment of any group or individual.

To achieve this, we will:

  • Foster and maintain an environment of respect and inclusion.
  • Ensure equal opportunities for all students, including underrepresented students, and to provide resources to ensure a quality learning environment.
  • Hold students, staff, and faculty accountable according to Penn State policies and the Student Code of Conduct.

Reporting Incidents

Students who believe they have experienced or observed a hate crime, an act of intolerance, discrimination, or harassment that occurs at Penn State are urged to report these incidents as outlined on the University's Report Bias web page. Incidents of gender-based discrimination, abuse, or harassment should be reported.

Additional Resources

August 2017