Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


At Dickinson Law, we believe that cultural diversity enriches everyone’s educational experience, and we strive to maintain an inclusive community. We are as committed to welcoming people of diverse cultures and lifestyles as we are to preparing them to become the next generation of practice-ready attorneys.

As an inclusive community, we define diversity broadly to include racial and ethnic minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, the LGBTQ+ community, veterans, first generation students, adult learners, and any others who have experienced subordination, marginalization, or isolation in academic communities because of their identity status.

Our Diversity, Inclusion, and Educational Equity Committee (DIEEC) is composed of students, faculty, and staff. The Committee is tasked with managing the Law School’s diversity plan, including assessing the effectiveness of curricular and co-curricular activities undertaken each year; coordinating diversity, equity, and inclusion development sessions for the Law School community; and serving as the liaison to community partners to organize, support, and participate in external diversity, equity, and inclusion events.

Our vibrant law school community is comprised of students, faculty, and staff who have myriad perspectives and experiences. A number of student organizations are formed to celebrate and enrich our campus community’s collective diversity. Here, you will see yourself represented, and you will be challenged to Practice Greatness.

Statement of Nondiscrimination

The University is committed to equal access to programs, facilities, admission, and employment for all persons. It is the policy of the University to maintain an environment free of harassment and free of discrimination against any person because of age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, marital or family status, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, physical or mental disability, gender, perceived gender, gender identity, genetic information or political ideas. Discriminatory conduct and harassment, as well as sexual misconduct and relationship violence, violates the dignity of individuals, impedes the realization of the University’s educational mission, and will not be tolerated. Direct all inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy to the Affirmative Action Office, The Pennsylvania State University, 328 Boucke Building, University Park, PA 16802-5901, Email: aao@psu.edu, Phone: 814-863-0471.