Students engage in team-building exercise in a circle.


Foundations are integral to everything Penn State does and will be essential to implementing this strategic plan. These foundations—Enabling Access to Education, Engaging Our Students, Fostering and Embracing a Diverse World, Enhancing Global Engagement, Driving Economic Development, and Ensuring a Sustainable Future—are not specific to or the responsibility of certain programs or units, or to individual faculty and staff. Instead, these are imperatives for all members of our University community. The foundations are woven throughout the thematic priorities and are important considerations in implementing all of them.