The Equity and Access program’s mission is to advocate for students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds, including but not limited to cultural, geographic, and academic minorities.
The Equity and Access Coordinator along with a committee of devoted Kite and Key members has sponsors programming to serve this mission in many ways, especially focusing on increasing college access. Equity and Access in the past has hosted an annual postcard signing drive for the incoming freshman class and a college day for local eighth grade students that gives them the opportunity to explore Penn and college life for a day. Equity and Access also works with the Admissions Office regarding Multicultural Scholars Preview Day, the PEEP program for high school seniors, and the Digging Deeper Panels.
“Welcome to the Equity and Access page! Overall, the E&A family is a great one to be a part of if you are at all interested in helping shape the future of culture and diversity at Penn. Now, more than ever, it’s important that we keep advocating for and promoting cultural awareness within our communities. It’s something I’m extremely passionate about and is why I am fortunate to be in the position that I’m in as the committee chairman.” -Matteo Geatti, Equity and Access Coordinator 2018
Please contact Matteo Geatti at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The 2018 Equity and Access Committee:
Matteo Geatti, Equity and Access Coordinator
Interested in exploring Penn’s Cultural Resource Centers? Click below to learn more about Penn’s seven CRCs!
Greenfield Intercultural Center: The Albert M. Greenfield Intercultural Center is Penn's resource for enhancing student's intercultural knowledge, competency, and leadership through our programs, advising, and advocacy. They provide a safe space for intercultural dialogue and interaction with students, faculty, staff and visitors from around the globe.
La Casa Latina: La Casa Latina is a crossroad of academic, personal, and professional growth for University of Pennsylvania students interested in Latina and Latin America cultures.
Makuu: The Black Cultural Center is a nexus of academic, professional and personal growth for University of Pennsylvania students interested in Black culture and the African Diaspora.
PAACH: The Pan-Asian American Community House is a hub of academic, personal, and professional growth for University of Pennsylvania students interested in Asian American culture and the Asian American Diaspora.
LGBT Center: The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center's mission is to enrich the experiences and foster the success of Penn's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students. The Center increases the general Penn community's awareness, understanding, and acceptance of its sexual and gender minority members.
Penn Women’s Center: For over 40 years, the center has been active in promoting the rights of women on campus and beyond. They strive to include voices of gender, sexual, and racial minorities, acknowledging that feminism has historically been white and cis-centered.
SPARC: The Spiritual and Religious Life Center is a home on campus for religious and spiritual students and groups. SPARC provides space for regular prayer, scripture study and meditation sessions for individuals and groups. Students can always drop in to hangout, study or take a nap.