President Alan B. Donovan established the Office of Equity and Inclusion in February 2006. The inception of the Office was one of the several initiatives proposed to President Donovan by the President’s Council on Diversity.
The Office strengthens the College by building on its commitment to teaching and a culture of student engagement, and furthering civility, trust, and respect for all citizens of the College.
We recognize that our students will continue to excel inasmuch as we affirm that our differences and uniqueness are also our greatest strengths as a community, that our professional and personal lives are enriched by learning from one another’s life experiences, backgrounds, and cultural and intellectual perspectives.
We also acknowledge that diversity alone is not sufficient to build the SUNY Oneonta we envision in five years and that a culture of inclusion is paramount for our institution to be a College of choice for students, faculty and staff.
The Office is committed to providing institutional leadership in working with, and supporting, the equity, diversity, and inclusion endeavors of the College’s divisions, departments, and offices. The Office engages in collaborative consulting opportunities, professional development aimed at affirming our commitment, and creating an inclusive and civil working and learning campus community.
The College at Oneonta is an academic community that values diversity. Diversity at the College is an inclusive value that encompasses race and ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity and gender expression, age, ability, socio-economic status, and other aspects of identity.
As a campus community, we believe that every individual is important in a unique way and contributes to the overall quality of the institution. We are committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty, staff, and students, and to fostering a learning environment which draws strength from, celebrates, and honors diversity. We strive to eliminate prejudice and discrimination; to respect the dignity of all persons; and to learn from differences in people, ideas, experiences and opinions.
2011-2012 Annual Report
Roundtable on Diversity Series
Main Charges to the Office of Equity and Inclusion
Tapestry Award for Diversity and Inclusion
President's Council on Diversity