Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Welcome to the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Our team helps to support university-wide initiatives focused on ensuring that our three campuses are inclusive and welcoming to all. We collaborate with students, faculty, and staff to provide a variety of programs and services that support diversity, student success, and leadership opportunities at each of our three campuses.  

Our team includes the Office of Equity and Title IX, which works closely with public safety and student conduct to address complaints and provide training and resources to all students, faculty, and staff.


Office of Equity and Title IX

DEI Initiatives

Student Clubs and Organizations

Inclusive Community Assessment Team (ICAT)

The Inclusive Community Assessment Team serves the university community and works to provide effective, educational responses to conduct that disrupts the University community, including incidents involving hate speech.

Students, faculty and staff can report conduct or an expression that is motivated by hostility against another individual (or group) because of the other person’s (or group’s) race, color, age, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, gender identity or expression and sexual orientation using this online form.

It is not ICAT’s purpose to investigate, arbitrate or take the place of other University processes or services. Rather, ICAT will complement and work with campus departments to identify and connect affected individuals with appropriate support and resources. Where ICAT believes there may be criminal activity, the team will forward the report to the University Police Department. If the nature of the incident rises to the level of a hate crime, it will be referred to the University Police Department and the Behavior Intervention Team (BIT). Instances of conduct that may violate the Student Code of Conduct will be referred to the Office of Student Conduct for review and consideration for appropriate action.

DEI Staff

Sheleta Camarda-Webb

Assistant Vice President for Assessment and External Relations
Email: camardawebb@pennwest.edu
Phone: 724-938-5758

Rogers Laugand

Assistant Vice President for DEI Student Support
Email: laugand@pennwest.edu
Phone: 814-393-1908

Amy Salsgiver

Executive Director for Equity and Title IX
Email: asalsgiver@pennwest.edu
Phone: 814-393-2109

Andrew Matt

Associate Director of Equity and Title IX
Email: amatt@pennwest.edu
Phone: 814-732-1654