Supplier Diversity & Inclusion Program


The Fueling Business Growth newsroom features announcements regarding policy updates and information relevant to Penn’s Supplier Diversity & Inclusion Program.

Nominations Now Open For 2024 Supplier Diversity Impact Award

Nominations accepted until Friday, April 12, 2024

The award recognizes individuals and/or teams from the University that drive intentional impact in the area of supplier diversity and economic inclusion. Click here for more information.

2023 Penn Supplier Diversity Impact Awards Announced

Penn Procurement Services is pleased to recognize this year’s recipient of the Penn Supplier Diversity Impact Award.  Now in its third year, this award honors faculty and staff who have made outstanding contributions in advancing Penn’s goals in the areas of supplier diversity and inclusion.  

Thank You to Forum & Expo Event Goers

Penn’s Procurement Services would like to thank everyone who attended the Penn Supplier Diversity Forum & Expo on Wednesday, May 31. We also want to send our appreciation to our speakers, panelists, exhibitors, and members of our Economic Inclusion Network who conducted Poster Sessions.  Without your contributions, this event would not have been possible.  Continue to monitor this website for event news in the coming days.

Catering@Penn Event Wows All Attendees!

In an effort to promote Penn’s contracted caterers and its Catering@Penn platform, Penn Procurement Services, in collaboration with the University’s Association of Business Administrators (ABA), hosted a “Catering@Penn” tasting event on October 12 at the Annenberg Center for Performing Arts.

Announcing 2022 Supplier Diversity Impact Award Recipient

Nathaniel ‘Nat’ Graham, Associate Head Coach of the Men’s Basketball Team, receives this year's Penn Supplier Diversity Impact Award from University of Pennsylvania Chief Procurement Officer Mark Mills.

This award recognizes the leading actions of University individuals or teams that drive intentional impact in the area of supplier diversity and economic inclusion at Penn.

The 2022 Supplier Diversity Forum

Missed the actual forum? You can view our video of this year's event.

Interim President Wendell Pritchett Addresses Supplier Diversity Forum and Expo

On June 16 Interim President Wendell Pritchett welcomed the attendees of Penn’s annual Supplier Diversity Forum and Expo with this video message.  Click here to see video

Penn Supplier Diversity Forum & Expo Returns for an In-Person Event

Penn Buyers and Suppliers assembled at this year’s Supplier Diversity Forum & Expo on June 16, 2022. Penn Today captures the event highlights.

University of Pennsylvania receives the Jesse L. Moore Supplier 2022 Diversity Award

The University of Pennsylvania has received the Jesse L. Moore Supplier 2022 Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest print diversity and inclusion publication in higher education.

Sign up to get SDI updates

Penn Procurement Services recently released its first quarterly update on the Fueling Business Growth campaign – the University’s initiative to expand its impact in advancing supplier diversity and inclusion. The goal is to inform internal and external stakeholders on the University’s activities and impact, while continuing to make it easier for both buyers and suppliers to connect and do business. If you would like to receive these updates, please email

Welcome to MED Week

Listen to: Unmute Yourself – Supplier Voices on Supplier Diversity & Inclusion, featuring a conversation with minority-owned suppliers who are currently doing business with Penn.