This year’s theme, “Building Community through Diversity: Personal Empowerment,” will highlight diversity as an important value in building and nurturing a community through dialogue that addresses the myriad of challenges facing our society, as well as our growth in understanding and acting upon issues of diversity.
All members of the College community are encouraged to nominate a student, faculty or staff member who has demonstrated a thorough understanding of, appreciation for, and advocacy of diversity issues. The more complete and in-depth the nomination letter, the greater is the likelihood of the nominee receiving the award. Only information in the nomination letter, and not prior knowledge of the nominee, will be considered by the award committee when making their recommendation to the Interim Assistant Provost for Diversity. It is advised that if you wish to nominate an individual for this prestigious award, that you confer with the person you are nominating to learn all that they have been involved in which would lend credence to their nomination letter. It is also advised that you interview colleagues and others to find out what impact the nominee has had on them or their unit in pursuit of the diversity goals of the College.
Complete guidelines and application for the Diversity Engagement award are on-line at: https://forms.brockport.edu/view.php?id=16. Submission deadline is September 2, 2015.
If you have any questions about what is required in the nomination letter or any aspect of this award, please contact the Office of Assistant Provost for Diversity at 585-395-5876 or email@example.com. By nominating a deserving community member for this award, you will have demonstrated your commitment to diversity at The College at Brockport, and we greatly appreciate it!
|2/25/2005||H Carl McCall||Defining Civic Engagement in a Pluralistic Society|
|3/2/2006||Carvin Eison & Tukufu Zuberi||Building Community through Diversity - Within Our Grasp Rebuilding Communities|
|3/1/2007||Carol Moseley Braun||Building Community through Diversity - Within Our Grasp Leveraging the Power of Global Diversity|
|9/25/2008||Bill Miller||Building Community through Diversity - Bridging the Gap|
|9/17/2009||John Quiñones||Building Community through Diversity- Sharing the Dream|
|9/16/2010||Phylicia Rashad||Building Community through Diversity - Looking Back, Moving Forward|
|9/22/2011||Marla Runyan||Building Community through Diversity - Embracing a Culture of Accessibility|
|9/20/2012||Arsalan Iftikhar||Building Community through Diversity - Spirituality, State and Politics|
|9/19/2013||Muriel Howard||Building Community through Diversity - Championing Access and Equity|
|10/2/2014||Wade Davis||Building Community through Diversity - Respecting Difference|
The Promoting Excellence in Diversity Grant (PED) is administered by the Diversity Committee. The purpose of this grant is to support proposals from faculty, staff and students for scholarly and artistic events that will have an impact on our mission, curriculum, faculty and staff development, students and the teaching and learning environment . PED Grants support events that provide intellectual activities that will engage our community in conversations about diversity issues, prepare our students for leadership in a diverse world, and increase respect and tolerance for differences based on knowledge and shared experiences. The maximum award through this program is $1,500. Smaller requests are encouraged.
Apply for a PED Grant with our electronic application system. (Complete instructions are on the form.) DEADLINES for submissions: September 25, 2015 • October 23, 2015 • February 19, 2016 • April 1, 2016.
Diversity at The College at Brockport is anchored in our mission to make "student success our highest priority." The College is committed to providing opportunities for students to see themselves as citizens of a culturally diverse society in a globally interdependent community and foster a lifelong civic engagement. Our continual process of goal-setting and embracing and enhancing diversity serves to engender student success and growth toward an inclusive community.
"Make an institution-wide commitment to embracing diversity in its fullest sense by setting goals and linking these goals with Middle States expectations and our own expectations for achieving a more inclusive community."
John R. Halstead, PhD
Guiding Principles of Diversity
Developed by the Diversity Committee and vetted by the College Senate and Brockport Student Government these Guiding Principles of Diversity have been adopted by The College:
Faith Prather, PhD
Interim Assistant Provost for Diversity, Academic Affairs
350 New Campus Dr.
Brockport, NY 14420