Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The Division of Public Safety recognizes the history of oppression that has resulted in ongoing disparities for some communities. The UPPD is committed to promoting the values of inclusion throughout the University of Pennsylvania and the surrounding Community; we will identify opportunities for improvement, research and develop exceptional training for our Officers, conduct a comprehensive policy review, promote accountability based on our core values, and support our existing processes to address inequitable actions.
Our goal is to engage and empower all the diverse voices of our Community so that, as a collective, we can remove barriers that perpetuate inequity, injustice, and exclusivity. We will work to create a safe place where all members of our Community – of any race, creed; culture; socio-economic status; sexual orientation; residency; gender, and/or disability – can live freely, thrive, and learn and grow together.