Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

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Dr. Cephas ArchieThe Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion along with the President's Council on Diversity and Inclusion, 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.

Welcome Statement

Welcome to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion!

My name is Dr. Cephas Archie, Chief Diversity Officer for The College at Brockport, and it is my privilege to oversee the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. The Office is committed to providing all members of the Brockport community with guidance, resources, services and supports to capitalize on the advantages afforded through the intentional pursuit and attainment of inclusive excellence.

It is the responsibility of all community members to be respectful and promote an academic and professional environment conducive to growth and learning of all people. Honoring the values of the College’s Strategic Plan, we are dedicated to providing our students, faculty and staff with initiatives that focus on becoming a “Great Place to Learn and Work.”

Recognizing that diversity is more than the unique attributes that divide us, we are equally committed to highlighting the many ways we are the same – creating meaningful and collaborative partnerships benefiting all.  It is my hope that by facilitating opportunities fostering equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) all community members can embrace our institutional charge of Building a Better Brockport, Together!

Mission Statement

The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion promotes the integration of diversity-related instruction and research into ongoing Brockport initiatives to enhance academic excellence. The various areas covered include professional development, recruitment and retention, policy review and procedures, and bias reporting. Additionally, by maintaining engagement through trainings and dialogues it is intended that a culture of inclusive excellence will enrich the entire college community. In accordance with the SUNY system, the institutional policies and protocols aim to strengthen Brockport’s ability to create a learning environment needed to develop the extraordinary leaders who will succeed in an increasingly culturally diverse and globalized society.


To create a better Brockport where inclusivity is promoted through integration of students, faculty/staff, and the community by means of collaborative events specifically designed to enhance knowledge of topics relevant to eliminating inequity.


  • Foster an inclusive learning and welcoming campus environment.
  • Provide social and educational opportunities for students, faculty, and staff that will enhance their cultural experiences, to encourage greater global relationships.
  • Treat all people with dignity, open-mindedness, and esteem.
  • Have an actively engaged campus community that is aware of and appreciates multiculturalism and the multi-faceted aspects of our identity that each of us brings to the Brockport campus.
  • Active engagement of equity, diversity and inclusion.

Efforts to Create a More Inclusive Community     Report a Bias-related Incident      Diversity Events

Francisco Cantu Keynote speaker19th Annual Diversity Conference

"Creating and Sustaining an Inclusive Community"
October 17, 2019 

Learn more about the conference

About the Keynote: Francisco Cantú

The keynote will be in conjunction with the APS Community Reading Program.

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Champion Award Honorees

The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Champion Award recognizes a faculty, staff, student and alumni who have made outstanding contributions toward advancing the goals of The College at Brockport’s inclusive mission and purpose. 

2019 Award Honorees 

community spotlight, students talking in round discussion

Community Spotlight

Talon TV is highlighting members of the Brockport community that have demonstrated excellence in service, scholarship and leadership from the diverse communities reflected throughout the institution.

Promoting Excellence in Diversity (PED) Grants

The grants 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. Learn more and apply


For information about diversity initiatives at Brockport, contact:

Dr. Kiera Duckworth
Diversity and Inclusion Program Coordinator
350 New Campus Dr.
Brockport, NY 14420
(585) 395-5014

Last Updated 9/12/19

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