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Rainbow Science Network


This page contains a number of curated links of potential interest to LGBTQ+ researchers, RSN member faculty and other allies. Please note that Penn State is not responsible for the content or maintenance of the non-PSU organizations listed here.

Rainbow Science Network


Campus LGBTQ+ STEM organization

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Students for Cultivating Change

Campus LGBTQ+ STEM organization

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Penn State LGBTQ+ Student Organizations

Penn State Student Affairs

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Learn about the resources and initiatives across Penn State and within the Eberly College of Science that
promote a culture of inclusivity for the LGBTQ+ community and celebrates the diversity of our students, faculty and staff.  

Penn State Offices and Initiatives


Penn State Diversity Education Resources

  • Safer People Safer Places Network – workshops that seek to create a safer and more inclusive environment for sexual and gender diversity
  • Diversity Education – educational workshops offered by the Affirmative Action Office
  • Stand for State – programming that teaches you how to take action when you witness bias or other events


Penn State Policies and Reporting Resources

  • Resources to Report Wrongdoing – Reporting bias and harassment
  • Student Code of Conduct – Outlines unacceptable behavior by students and student organizations
  • Red Folder – A guide to help faculty and staff recognize, respond and refer distressed students
  • Penn State Policy AD29 – Statement on Intolerance
  • Penn State Policy AD85 – Regarding Sexual and/or Gender-Based Harassment and Misconduct
  • Penn State Policy AD91 – Regarding Discrimination and Harassment, and Related Inappropriate Conduct


Instructional Resources

We Are sculpture at Penn State.

Many professional scientific societies have task forces or committees charged to assess, promote, and ensure the inclusion of LGBTQ+ members
in the society in order to build a community of support. Learn about their initiatives and outcomes.

LGBTQ+ Equity in Professional STEM Societies

Additional Resources

The RSN welcomes input to these lists of resources. If you know additional resources including international LGBTQ+ organizations for our overseas students and our students studying abroad or professional societies with LGBTQ+ diversity efforts, please email information to