The President’s Council on Diversity was first established in 2003 to move the College forward in creating a welcoming and bias-free environment.
The Council continues its work toward valuing differences, fostering inclusion and supporting excellence; and has accepted the following charge:
To advise the President on issues regarding campus diversity and campus climate;
To collaborate with administrative units in collecting and analyzing qualitative and quantitative institutional diversity data, including periodic campus climate surveys;
To contribute to the development of diversity initiatives in key campus-wide planning documents, and to identify best practices that would assist in effective implementation;
To serve as a resource for faculty, staff, departments, and senior administrators in their efforts to incorporate principles of diversity and inclusion in hiring, retention, curriculum, teaching, and campus life;
To assist in creating a welcoming and inclusive campus culture and climate for all members of the campus community;
To produce an annual report of the Council’s work, including a reflection on the status of diversity at SUNY Oneonta.