Students engage in team-building exercise in a circle.


Foundations underpin everything Penn State does and are interleaved throughout this strategic plan. These foundations—Enabling Access to Education, Engaging Our Students, Advancing Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity, Enhancing Global Engagement, Driving Economic Development, and Ensuring a Sustainable Future—are not specific to or owned by certain programs or units, or by individual faculty and staff. Instead, these are the responsibility of all members of our University community. The foundations are woven throughout the thematic priorities and are essential in implementing each of them.