“There is a big difference between diversity and inclusion. Diversity is sort of- it’s just a snapshot. I say that there can be no case for diversity because the case is already made, it is the- it is the reality in which we live. What doesn’t exist and what takes hard work and what you have to think about is inclusion. So just simply having, you know, the existence of different groups and a multiplicity of cultures isn’t enough. And so really it is inclusion, real efforts that you make affirmatively, to include people of different backgrounds and sort of accentuating those differences. And what that means is that ultimately as you as an institution will change, and will have to change. That’s not a bad thing.”
Gilbert F. Casellas, Esq., “Towards Inclusion”
|1990||The University stated “To create and maintain an environment responsive to the interests, concerns, and aspirations of a diverse minority community, the University of Pennsylvania must strengthen and expand programs which provide intellectual support to minority faculty and students.” Examples included the Afro-American Studies Program, DuBois College House, Center for the Study of Black Literature and Culture, Albert M. Greenfield Intercultural Center, the PRIME Program.|
|1992||The 1992 “Report on Minority Permanence at the University of Pennsylvania” remarked,
The report discussed the wide range of student organizations on campus promoting diversity at the undergraduate and graduate levels:
Scholarships/Fellowships targeting minorities include:
Programs aimed at minority high school students in the Philadelphia region:
Additional pre-college programs for minorities include:
The report details a multitude of resources available to minority students at Penn with the goal of creating a permanent presence of diversity on campus. From pre-college programs to strengthening the West Philadelphia community, Penn highlights their past success and future goals, demonstrating a sustained commitment to foster a welcoming University for students from all backgrounds.
|1993||University President Sheldon Hackney presented “Minority Permanence at the University of Pennsylvania: A Retrospective Analysis.”
Dr. Claire Muriel Mintzer Fagin, R.N., Ph.D., FAAN (Hon. LL.D.) was appointed, as the first woman, to a one year term as Interim President and Chief Executive of the University of Pennsylvania.
|1994||In December 1993 Judith Seitz Rodin (A.B., 1966), M.A., Ph.D., was elected the seventh President and Chief Executive of the University of Pennsylvania; the first woman to serve as President of an Ivy League institution.|
|1996||A group of students formed Penn MASALA, the first and world-famous Hindi a capella group.|
|1997||In January 1997, Jon M. Huntsman (Wharton ’59), founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Huntsman Chemical Corporation, endowed the Huntsman Program. “Globalization is the single most dramatic change factor affecting business….I am proud to endow a program that is the first to fully integrate comprehensive international studies into a business curriculum in order to prepare graduates to work anywhere.”
The Huntsman Program is an integrated undergraduate program in business, language and liberal arts of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Wharton School.
|2004||The University of Pennsylvania announced Dr. Amy Gutmann as the new University President. Dr. Gutmann was the first woman to succeed a fellow female president at an Ivy League school.|