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Our Values


Our Commitment to Inclusion and Anti-Discrimination

We are dedicated to, and accountable for, advancing equity and inclusion in all of its forms. We decry discrimination (personal and systemic) based on age, color, race, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy and religion.

We echo Penn State’s commitment to disrupting hate and bias whenever and wherever we encounter it, and to creating the most inclusive community that we possibly can – one that is free of bigotry and respects all people equally. We pledge to be actively anti-discriminatory.

On our team, we commit to increasing the representation of those who reflect our nation’s demographics yet are underrepresented in our workforce: Black, Brown and LGBTQ+ people, individuals with disabilities, and those who have military experience. We remain committed to serving our alumni and donors from all backgrounds. 

When we say “WE ARE,” we affirm that we’re stronger together and that prejudice has no place if we are to fulfill our mission of pursuing education, research and service for the common good.


Our Penn State RITE Values

  • Listen, hear, and give credit
  • Embrace our diverse backgrounds, talents, and perspectives
  • Be compassionate, thoughtful, considerate, and kind
  • Be the best you can be, every time
  • Have moral courage to ask hard questions of ourselves and others
  • Be consistent and fair
  • Commit to working together to ensure the best experience for co-workers, patients and trainees
  • Share knowledge for the benefit of the team
  • Earn the trust of your teammates
  • Align personal performance with our mission, vision, values and strategic imperatives
  • Set personal goals and exceed expectations
  • Always be solution-focused



Code of Conduct