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The James A. Triandiflou '88

Institute for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Transformative Practice

The James A. Triandiflou Institute for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Transformative Practice provides a powerful platform to expand SUNY Oswego's ongoing anti-oppression work centered on creating and maintaining an inclusive, equitable community where all stakeholders thrive and experience belonging.

Our Mission

At SUNY Oswego we work to foster an environment that respects, embraces, and promotes cultural humility, civil discourse, and active engagement in developing an inclusive and vibrant community of transformational agents committed to positive change in the world.

A resource for the entire campus community, the Triandiflou Institute leads, facilitates, and amplifies activities that increase student success, partnerships, and academic and creative excellence as we continue to evolve in sustainable, inclusive practice and understanding.

The Triandiflou Institute engages the community in investigating issues, skills, and concepts such as social justice, equality and equity, civil discourse, cultural humility, implicit bias, micro/macroaggressions, conflict de-escalation, intergroup dialogue facilitation, inclusive pedagogy, inclusive curricula, nonviolent communication, and restorative justice. These transformative activities guide individuals, our campus, and the community in our understanding of the world now and as we build the future.

Education and Outreach

The Triandiflou Institute offers ongoing training and resources on a wide range of topics relevant to the work of equity, inclusion, access and understanding. Home of the Oswego Dialogue Project, our staff are trained in dialogue facilitation and equipped to lead community building conversations about challenging and divisive topics.

We collaborate with students to explore societal issues through interactive programming and events, and build leadership skills through our broad range of intentional programming as well as internships, fellowships, and graduate assistantships. We support faculty and staff efforts to expand resources and best practices, and engage in professional development in DEI relevant topics. Triandiflou Institute Faculty Fellows have the opportunity and support to undertake, apply, and share translational research to impact the broader community's understanding of issues that affect the human experience.

Learn more about Education and Outreach

Community-Wide Support

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Oz Inclusivity Playbook 2024

One of SUNY Oswego’s institutional priorities is to build a more inclusive community. The Triandiflou Institute is committed to this engagement through our Oz Inclusivity Playbook.

Oz Equity Challenge

From 2022-2024, the Triandiflou Institute offered and archived an annual campus-wide equity challenge raise our awareness about different social justice issues, deepen our understanding, and shift our thinking and behavior. 

Campus-Wide Services & Resources

Recognizing the varied needs of a diverse college community, we work to support the development and safety of the whole student in all areas. 


Kendra Cadogan, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
710 Culkin Hall
[email protected]