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We Are All In

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All In at Penn State: A Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

BE WHO YOU ARE. TOGETHER

Watch Penn State students share their honest, unscripted experiences with diversity and inclusion.

What inspires you?

At Penn State, we’ve been spotlighting Diversity and Inclusion, including creating an outdoor commemorative piece to permanently highlight our commitment to having an inclusive University for generations to come. As part of that, we’re asking students, faculty and staff to share your thoughts on being “All In.”

In 30 to 50 words, tell us what Diversity and Inclusion mean to you. What inspires you to be “All In”? Where will being committed to Diversity and Inclusion bring us in the future? Your contribution or excerpts from it may be included in the University’s outdoor piece or shared with the community on social media and other outlets.

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— Discuss —If you would like to sponsor a dialogue around the video or what it means to be “All In,” please connect with an ambassador for support.

— Events —Check out the All in at Penn State Events Calendar which denotes a monthly recognition of different groups and highlights multicultural speakers, films, and performances.

Penn Staters are taking an active role in making everyone feel welcome and safe.

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Find your own way of saying that you’re “All In!”

Here’s the logo as well as other elements you can use in social media.

Are you interested in creating an All In program or event? If so, please consider these principles:

1. Promote inclusion
Inclusion is the quality of a community in which people with divergent ideas co-exist, co-create and live fully with mutual respect and dignity. As such an All In program should somehow educate participants on a plurality of perspectives and opposing views. Events meant to solely empower specific groups have a valued place at Penn State, but they do not reflect the mission of All In.

2. Encourage civil discourse
One of the primary charges of a university is to support intellectual and critical thinking about complex issues. As such, meaningful engagement across perspectives should be an enriching exploration, one that respectfully invites people to examine a topic from different views. While not required, including facilitated dialogue is an excellent way to align a program with the All In principles.

3. Challenge all perspectives
The expectation is that All In participants will be challenged to view issues from multiple perspectives. As such, there should be space for them to wrestle intellectually and personally with material that takes them out of their comfort zone. Groups charged with a focused mission are most welcome to sponsor All In programming—as long as respectfully challenging the accepted narratives and diversity of thought among their group’s members is primary to the event.

If you have more question about sponsoring a facilitated dialogue, please contact the World in Conversation Center for Public Diplomacy.

Photo projection on Old Main with the word Justice for the All In Kickoff Event

Watch the Kickoff Event Video