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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. 



2015 Diversity Conference Themes

We need your input for the 2015 Diversity Conference theme.  The 2014 Diversity Conference evaluations indicated some strong themes, so we would like you to fill out the poll to help inform the Conference Committee as it chooses a theme for the 2015 conference:

 POLL:  https://forms.brockport.edu/view.php?id=729584

 Previous Diversity Conference Speakers/Themes

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 Quinones

 

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

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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 campus and within the community. The conference also serves as a forum in which to establish or enhance self-awareness in relation to community building endeavors.

Wade Davis

Keynote: Wade Davis

Advocate, Writer, Educator and Former NFL/NFL Europe Player
Co-founder of the You Belong Initiative
Executive Director of the You Can Play Project

 


 

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: 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
President

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
jfrater@brockport.edu

 

Last Updated 10/24/14