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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging at Lock Haven

At Lock Haven, we believe diversity is at the heart of holistic educational experiences. Whether student, staff or faculty, we understand to grow as a person requires broadening perspectives and developing new insights.

A complete Commonwealth University education includes active involvement with communities outside the walls of our classrooms and an exploration of new relationships within our community. We're committed to forging relationships across and through lines of difference. We invite you to explore our site and to share your thoughts on how we can continue to enhance Lock Haven’s diversity initiatives.

Centers, Clubs, and Commissions

The Robert and Delores Lynch Multicultural Center (RDLMC) is designed to foster healthy relationships and community on campus by focusing on student success, leadership, and engagement. It is open to all students and will serve as an inclusive place where students can feel welcome, safe, and respected. In addition, a wealth of programming will be created to introduce students to different cultures, ethnicities, and religions.

Robert and Delores Lynch Multicultural Center


The RDLMC will facilitate the inclusive shared learning experiences of students where all can engage in dialogue, challenge barriers, and build collaborative relationships.

The RDLMC will also work to create a welcoming and inclusive experience for all Commonwealth University students regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, ability status, or beliefs.  

In addition, the RDLMC will provide resources and opportunities to empower and inspire individuals to build the inclusive and equitable community they want to see at Commonwealth University - Lock Haven.


  • Community — Welcoming, inclusive, & positive environment for all
  • Collaboration — Working collectively using all our knowledge and resources
  • Innovation — Being accepting of and implementing new and creative ideas
  • Social Justice — Encourage examination of systems of privilege and disadvantage.
  • Empowerment — Develop your personal Power
  • Transformative Education — Offering stimulating and engaging learning experiences.
  • Tradition — We invite all personal and cultural traditions to enrich our community 

Office Hours

Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 4 PM


Kenneth Hall
107 Raub Hall

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The HOPE Center (Haven Outreach Programs for Empowerment) supports, educates, and empowers Lock Haven campus community members regarding topics such as sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual violence, personal safety and health, social justice and educational equity.

The center provides programs and events designed to foster open discussion and intellectual exchange and promotes a sense of well-being and create a safe campus climate for all Lock Haven campus community members.

The HOPE Center

Office Hours

Monday - Friday, 10 AM - 4 PM


Kenneth Hall
1st Floor - Ulmer Hall
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The CU-Lock Haven Commission on LGBTQ Affairs creates a more inclusive campus and community for students, faculty, staff and alumni through education, activism, and advocacy for all regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

The Commission membership is open to faculty, staff, students, coaches and graduates.

Key activities of the Commission include Safe Zone Ally Program, Lavender Graduation, Speakers, Entertainers and Educational Events.

Become a Member


Rick Schulze
Instagram (LGBTQ Affairs) | Instagram (Gender & Sexuality Alliance)


The Commission on Inclusion and Disability at Lock Haven (Conf.ID.ent) is a campus-wide group comprised of faculty, students, staff, and administrative representatives.

The Conf.ID.ent team works collaboratively with the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, as well as many other groups, to support our campus community in safety, well-being, and education for all students, faculty, and staff through education and awareness programing, advocacy, and provision of supports.

Opportunities for engagement are embedded throughout the academic year to build awareness, insight, and reflective dialogue around the areas of disability, equity, and inclusion. Cultivating enhanced communication, fostering intellectual curiosity, and opening doors for the celebration of abilities are all vital elements to maintaining a welcoming, inclusive campus environment.

Our mission is to strive to create a fully inclusive campus environment and climate that is respectful, inclusive, universally designed, free of discrimination, and empowering for people with disabilities to be full participants in all facets of university life. 


Kayla Mohney

The President’s Commission on the Status of Women is a campus-wide committee made up of faculty, students, staff and administration that helps ensure equal parity for women in all aspects of campus life.

The Commission helps ensure equal parity for women in all aspects of the Lock Haven and Clearfield campuses.

CSW advocates for women's needs and proposes solutions to address negative conditions and inequities affecting women's working and learning environments. The CSW also sponsors programs, events, and speakers that promote women's achievements and concerns and/or provide support in our community.

Become a Member


Nicole Burkholder 

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Bald Eagle statue at Commonwealth University - Lock Haven

Incident Report

Lock Haven will use the information provided in the incident report to begin an investigation. This may include contacting the reporting party, responding party, and/or any potential witnesses. However, if the report does not contain specific information, the investigation and ability to respond may be limited.

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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

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Our DEI Calendar is filled with engaging events and initiatives that celebrate diversity, promote equity, and foster a welcoming and inclusive campus community. Mark your calendar and join us for a variety of programs, workshops, and discussions designed to educate, inspire, and empower Lock Haven students.

Monthly Awareness

  • National Civility Month

Monthly Awareness

  • National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
  • Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15)

Monthly Awareness

  • Bullying Prevention Month
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • AIDS Awareness Month
  • LGBT History Month

Daily Events Calendar

Thursday, October 10
  • World Mental Health Day
Friday, October 11
  • National Coming Out Day
Monday, October 14
  • National Indigenous People’s Day

Monthly Awareness

  • National Native American Heritage Month

Daily Events Calendar

Wednesday, November 13
  • World Kindness Day
Wednesday, November 20
  • Transgender Day of Remembrance

Monthly Awareness

  • Universal Human Rights Month

Daily Events Calendar

Tuesday, December 3
  • International Day for People with Disability
Tuesday, December 10
  • International Human Rights Day
Tynesha Holloway - 2024 Lock Haven Graduate

My time here at Lock Haven has been great. I did not think I would have been exposed to the opportunities I have been or be put in the leadership positions that I have been in so far; for that I will forever be grateful.

Tynesha Holloway '24
Black Student Union President
Tynesha Holloway - 2024 Lock Haven Graduate

Our DEIB Team


Albert Jones

  • Chief Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Officer
  • University-wide
  • Lock Haven
  • Bloomsburg
  • Mansfield
  • Clearfield
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Kayla Mohney

  • Associate Professor of Special Education
  • Lock Haven