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.
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.
The Institute is centrally connected to and motivated by the drivers and impacts of the Tomorrow Plan. A resource for the entire campus community, the 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 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.