Multicultural / International Affairs

International students in a group

The Office of Multicultural/International/LGBTQA Affairs strives to instill the beliefs of Penn State Berks which are:

  • To recognize individual differences and contributions of every member of the college community.
  • To commit ourselves to establishing a just community where the dignity of all college community members is affirmed and valued.
  • To commit ourselves to enhancing the diversity at the College.
  • To commit ourselves to valuing and serving a diverse population in the nation and the world.
  • To support the mission of the Penn State Berks Diversity Committee

The multicultural/international/LGBTQA counselor coordinates programs and services that foster the development of a culturally diverse college. Particular focus is to provide multicultural and international students with a range of educational, social and personal services such as:

  • Support in academic progress and adjustment to college
  • Advocate for Multicultural/International students
  • We Are Building For Success - early orientation program
  • Religious Services - Religious Series Guide
  • International Orientation
  • Training on Diversity
  • Programs and field trips to enhance understanding of diversity
  • Rainbow Alliance advisor
  • Multicultural/International clubs
  • Multicultural/International Support Group
  • Transgender Support Group

Please contact Sharon Pitterson-Ogaldez ([email protected]) for services and any questions.