Diversity at ARL

Our nation derives strength from the diversity of its population and from its commitment to equal opportunity for all. We are at our best when we draw on the talents of all parts of our society, and our greatest accomplishments are achieved when diverse perspectives are brought to bear to overcome our greatest challenges. Similarly at ARL, our greatest accomplishments occur when we draw on the talents of a diverse workforce.

Creating a diverse workforce at ARL that draws from all segments of society requires sustained commitment to ensuring a level playing field upon which applicants and employees may compete for opportunities within the Laboratory. Sustaining the highest levels of integrity and professionalism through new outreach and recruiting efforts is paramount to achieving the strategic goal to enhance diversity at ARL.

We define workforce diversity as a collection of individual attributes that together help the Laboratory pursue organizational objectives efficiently and effectively. These include, but are not limited to, characteristics such as national origin, language, race, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, veteran status, and family structures. The concept also encompasses differences among people concerning where they are from and where they have lived and their differences of thought and life experiences.

We define inclusion as a culture that connects each employee to the organization; encourages collaboration, flexibility, and fairness; and leverages diversity throughout the organization so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to programs, facilities, admission, and employment without regard to personal characteristics not related to ability, performance, or qualifications as determined by University policy or by state or federal authorities. The Pennsylvania State University does not discriminate against any person because of age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. 

Direct all inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy to:
Affirmative Action Director
The Pennsylvania State University
328 Boucke Building
University Park, PA 16802-2801
(814) 865-4700/V
(814) 863-1150/TTY


Get in touch with ARL at webinquiry@arl.psu.edu or through our contact form.