I. Policy & Commitment
The College at Brockport, State University of New York College has committed itself to recruiting and supporting students, faculty and staff to ensure that we mirror, to the extent possible, the diversity that is evident in a global society and that equity prevails for all members of the College community. As a part of the College's commitment to diversity and student success, the Strategic Plan for Diversity was developed by the Diversity Committee to assess the progress of the College's diversity efforts.
One of the College's major goals is to embrace diversity and achieve a more inclusive community. The College's commitment to diversity is outlined in Goal 3 of the Matrix: An Integrated Approach to Planning and Accountability that guides the College. Diversity continues to be a central goal of the College.
The ultimate responsibility for demonstrating and leading the College's commitment to diversity is the President's. The responsibility for the oversight of diversity and equity at the College has been delegated to the Assistant Provost for Diversity (who reports directly to the Provost) with support from a Diversity Committee appointed by the President. At The College at Brockport, diversity is everyone's business.
II. Assistant Provost for Diversity
The Assistant Provost for Diversity is responsible for:
While the Assistant Provost for Diversity reports directly to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, this position works collaboratively with all divisions to ensure that the College's goal of embracing diversity and inclusion is realized.
III. Diversity Committee
To provide the Assistant Provost for Diversity with a representative advisory board, the President has appointed a Diversity Committee. The general responsibility of this committee, under the leadership of the Assistant Provost for Diversity, is to advise President's Cabinet and the campus on issues relating to diversity for faculty, staff, and students.
Specifically, the Diversity Committee's role shall be to:
The Assistant Provost for Diversity will be the ex-officio, voting member of the Diversity Committee. The Presiding Chair shall be elected by the committee. The presiding chair will have a two-year term. The membership will also elect a recorder who will be responsible for all correspondence including preparation of meeting minutes and agendas.
The Presiding Chair shall:
V. Membership and Terms of Service
The Diversity Committee will have approximately 16-18 members. Following consultation with the Assistant Provost for Diversity, the President shall appoint the members for two-year terms. Membership will include:
The committee shall meet at least four times each semester, optimally in the following months - September, October, November, December in the fall and February, March and April, May in the spring.