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Multicultural Programs

The College of Arts and Architecture strives to maintain a student body, faculty and staff that represent the diversity within our society. The college’s Strategic Plan and Diversity Framework embody our strong commitment to our ideals of diversity and inclusion within the college and at Penn State. The arts and design disciplines have always been known as a place for all to be valued, and we are proud to continue that tradition.

The Office of Multicultural Programs works with the college’s Diversity Committee, department heads, faculty, staff, and students to recruit a diverse student body, and to create a climate that is welcoming and inclusive of all. A representative of the office serves on University-wide committees on diversity and inclusion, including the Academic Council on Multicultural Affairs (ACMA) housed in the Office of the Vice Provost for Educational Equity; the College Council of Multicultural Leadership (CCML); and the Forum on Black Affairs (FOBA).  

The Office of Multicultural Programs is open to ALL students in the College of Arts and Architecture who have any climate or retention issues within the college or Penn State.

Curt Marshall

Curt Marshall

Multicultural Affairs, Recruitment and Arts Engagement Coordinator


Darrin Thornton

Darrin Thornton


College Diversity Committee



College and University Resources:

Multicultural Resource Center

University Diversity Framework

Office of Veterans Programs

Student Disability Services

Paul Robeson Cultural Center

Student Organizations (search by international/multicultural)

College Climate Survey (link to come soon)