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Diversity word

is everyone's business at
the College...
not a select few.

The Office of the Assistant Provost for Diversity, along with the Collegewide Diversity Committee, guides efforts to communicate to the College community Brockport's commitment to diversity and equity; develop and monitor the College's Diversity Plan; prepare and analyze reports to monitor our success; and conceptualize and cultivate diversity as an institutional and educational priority. 

2014 Diversity Conference
Thursday • October 2
Building Community through Diversity: RESPECTING DIFFERENCE

This year’s theme, “Building Community through Diversity: Respecting Difference,” 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.  Our Conference seeks to promote open-mindedness, celebrate diversity, and promote awareness of divergent views on our college campuses and within our communities. The conference also serves as a forum in which to establish or enhance self-awareness in relation to community building endeavors.

Call for Proposals

Please note: Only topics that reflect the theme of the conference will be considered.

We request proposals for seventy-five minutes (75 min) breakout sessions that relate to the theme of Respecting Difference.  Workshops should focus on research or evidence based action that results in awareness, knowledge and skill development, local activism, public and personal civic engagement, and access and equity across social space. Programs may include culturally responsive practices in teaching, outreach, community engagement, empowerment, and conflict resolution strategies for diversity and inclusion in one or more of the following categories:

  • Social and cultural differences including language
  • Addressing “isms” such as racism, sexism, ageism, heterosexism,
    ableism, or religiocentrism
  • Gender Equity
  • Marriage Equality
  • Addressing power, privilege, and difference
  • Media influence on the perception of difference
  • Diversity and Inclusion in action 

If you would like to submit a proposal for a topic to be presented at the 2014 Diversity Conference, please complete the on-line Educational Session Proposal Form Submission due date is May 30, 2014.  



Promoting Excellence in Diversity Grants

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 26, 2014 • October 24, 2014  • Feb. 20, 2015 • April 3, 2015. 

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 be adopted by The College:

As members of The College at Brockport, we are part of an academic community committed to fostering integrity, civility, and justice. We affirm that the dignity of our Brockport community is protected when free speech, academic freedom and individual rights are expressed within a climate of civility and mutual respect. Striving to learn from each other, we reject all forms of prejudice and discrimination including, but not limited to, those based on race, ethnicity, age, socioeconomic status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, and disability, as well as cultural, political, religious, spiritual or other affiliations. We value human diversity because it enriches our lives and it is fundamental to the College’s commitment to teaching, learning, scholarship and service leading to student success.


For information about Diversity initiatives at Brockport contact:

Joel Frater, EdD
Assistant Provost for Diversity, Academic Affairs
350 New Campus Dr.
Brockport, NY 14420
(585) 395-5876


Last Updated 6/18/14