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The Institute for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Transformative Practice

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.

Values in Action

The SUNY Oswego Institute for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Transformative Practice was announced in fall 2021 to provide a powerful platform to expand our ongoing anti-oppression work centered on creating and maintaining an inclusive, equitable community where all stakeholders thrive and experience belonging.

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.

Education and Outreach

The Institute offers ongoing training and resources on a wide range of topics relevant to our work. We collaborate with students to explore societal issues  through interactive programming and events, and build leadership skills through our broad range of intentional programming; including internships, fellowships, and graduate assistantships. 

We support faculty and staff efforts to expand resources and best practices, and engage in professional development opportunities on topics related to equity, diversity, inclusion, and transformative practice. We support faculty in undertaking, applying, and sharing translational research to impact the broader community's understanding of issues that affect the human experience.

The Institute works with institutional partners in Oswego, Syracuse, and surrounding communities to expand our vital shared work within and across the region. 

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Community-Wide Support

Programs and Initiatives

SUNY Oswego continually expands programming and initiatives to support our diverse student population and our faculty and staff development.

Services and 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. 

Events and Activities

Spanning the year, the Oswego community comes together to support, understand, celebrate, and see each other through activities, speakers, panel discussions, and the arts.

I urge you to sow the seeds of true peace in every interaction and venue. Much work remains. We must be agents of a vastly better future. And so I pledge to you that I, along with our dedicated faculty and staff and committed alumni, will stand with you in our collective pursuit of justice, equality and peace.

Contact

Dr. Rodmon King, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
315.312.4478
508 Culkin Hall
[email protected]