Faculty and Staff

We encourage all Penn State faculty and staff to engage diverse contractors and suppliers and to consider using diverse suppliers whenever possible. We have worked hard to establish productive partnerships with minority-owned, woman-owned, veteran-owned, and HUBZone-certified businesses—and we want you to start enjoying the benefits, which include:

  • Competitive Pricing: By expanding our base, we help to encourage competition among contractors and suppliers—which may lead to lower prices for you.
  • Better Selection: Increased choices from additional contractors and suppliers. Our Program partners with a wide selection of minority, women, and smaller businesses, so your purchasing options aren’t limited to the goods and services offered by a few large corporations.

Our Program also helps to foster a sense of community in the towns surrounding each of Penn State’s 24 locations. We frequently work with local businesses, so we have valuable opportunities to contribute to the Pennsylvania economy.