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The DCEC will hold workshops and other events to ensure greater community cohesion and more diverse programmatic content and support for all persons at Penn State.

Diversity in Teaching and Learning


DCEC Regular Meeting in 2020-2021 Academic Year 

The Diversity and Community Enhancement Committee will hold regular monthly meetings during the academic year to discuss issues and activities supporting our Goals, Mission, and the University and College's Strategic Plans. We welcome all interested PSU College of Education students, staff, and faculty members to join us at our regular monthly committee meetings during the Fall and Spring semesters. In the monthly meeting, students, staff, and faculty members bring in issues regarding to diversity and social justice, ideas of projects and events to discuss. We also use the meetings to plan events to promote diversity and social justice. Please join us in DCEC monthly meeting! 

DCEC holds monthly meeting to discuss and plan events regarding to diversity and social justice.

Meeting dates for the Fall 2020 semester: 09/01, 10/06, 11/03, 12/01 (Tuesdays - subject to change)

Meeting dates for Spring 2021 semester: 02/23, 03/09, 04/06

Meeting time: 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Meeting location: Zoom link 

If you have any questions regarding to the DCEC monthly meetings, or if you are interested in being on the DCEC listserv, please contact DCEC Graduate Assistant Rhea Banerjee at .

Previous 2019-2020 academic year events

Community in Conversation: Equity and Education in These Times

An ongoing monthly reading and discussion series where a shared text is sent out a week ahead of a meeting where we come together to dedicate time and space to reading collectively and taking an introspective look at ourselves, our pedagogies, and our institution through a lens of equity. Join our Listserv to stay updated and be a part of these monthly discussions!

2020 Diversity in Education Conference

The Diversity in Education Conference will be held on Saturday, 1/25/2019, from 8 am to 4:30 pm, at Chambers Building. 

The Diversity in Education Conference is a FREE event designed as a forum for discussion and learning about working with the diverse populations of students. This year, the conference will include discussions on issues related to: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Allies (LGBTQA), English Language Learners (ELL), Students with Exceptionalities and Inclusion, Racial and Cultural Diversity, Immigration and Migration Issues in Schools and Families, Issues in Urban and Rural Schools.

Date: 1/25/2020

Time: 8 am- 4:30 pm

Location: Chambers Building

Panelist Submission:
Attendee Registration:

'Right to Live in Peace' : Chile's Songs of Struggle

A solidarity music event where The Los Tikis perform. The focus is on creating a conscience about issues (related to the protests and riots occurring in Chile) through music, and the songs will be translated on the screen. Event organized by Maria Vetter and John Holst, sponsored by the DCEC.

Date: December 6th, 2019

Time: 6:30pm

Location: Kern Building 112

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For those interested, here’s the Facebook page for the Los Tikis:

Coffee and Treats with DCEC

Come join us for our annual Coffee and Treats meet and greet event with DCEC!

Date: October 31st, 2019 (Thursday)

Time: 8:30 - 10:15am

Location: Chambers Building Atrium

The Coffee and Treats with DCEC is a social event to provide us with an opportunity for fellowship, to meet and talk with DCEC members, and to gather ideas about what DCEC can do within our College of Education community! If you have any questions or need additional information about this event, please contact DCEC Chair Dr. Seria Chatters () or DCEC graduate assistant Rhea Banerjee ().

2020-2021 academic year event updates and information coming soon!