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  • You Are Welcome Here!

    SUNY Plattsburgh is a welcoming and diverse community of students and scholars.

  • Inclusive Excellence

    Our commitment to examining diversity and social justice inclusively involves our campus and community.

Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

What is Inclusive Excellence?

Making diversity, equity and inclusion central to how the college functions through intentional programs, policies and practices. When these intentional actions happen continuously, then we make inclusion excellent. 


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DEI Terms & Definitions

Why Diversity Matters

At SUNY Plattsburgh, we know that diversity is more than race, sex, gender, and sexual orientation. It is the full range of human experiences.

Diversity includes age, class, ethnicity, race, gender identity, gender expression, romantic orientation, nationality, (dis)ability, religion, sexual orientation, language, personality, communication style, work style, veteran status and more.

What is Inclusion?

Diversity is only a start. Inclusion is what occurs when students feel a strong sense of belonging. We are committed to offering a range of programs, policies, and practices that engage with the unique range of human experience you bring to SUNY Plattsburgh.


At SUNY Plattsburgh, it is our mission to promote equity for all members of the campus community by leading efforts and creating partnerships that cultivate an inclusive academy-institution


SUNY Plattsburgh will promote equity through:

  • Learning experiences that include programs, policies and initiatives with alumni, faculty, staff, students and the external community
  • Increasing retention and recruitment of diverse faculty and staff.
  • Creating and effectively managing data that will help to inform learning experiences and retention and recruitment.


We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion.
⁠Max de Pree


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