Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
At SUNY Plattsburgh we acknowledge the multiplicity of identities within each of our students, staff, and faculty. Understanding that reality, we create seemingly never ending opportunities to explore our differences while also considering the fact that the “other” in varying contexts often becomes each and every one of us.
SUNY Plattsburgh engages diversity beyond the limiting confines of one-dimensional interpretations. In addition to conversations about ability, race, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, and privilege we explore it in the countless songs of the world, in the laughter abounding in different dialects and languages, in professors constructing conversations that empower students to educate one another, in student organizations that break down the walls of difference, in everyone helping their neighbor, in everyone respecting the stranger.
In spring 2019, the college opened a new space in the Angell College Center. This renovated area along the main hallway houses the new Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. It encompasses the Community HUB (Honoring, Uniting, Building) and Title IX.
The creation of this center is among the continuing steps we are taking to foster a campus environment that is inclusive and welcoming to all, a community which celebrates the diverse experiences and perspectives of all members.