Affirmative Action Statement
SUNY recognizes the importance of diversity for assuring the success of students and graduates in an increasingly global environment. We seek to establish the diversity that will provide all of our students with a learning environment to develop leaders and lifelong learners. Our efforts to attract a diverse student body will be enhanced by attracting diverse staff and administrators.
SUNY is committed to equal treatment in every aspect of hiring and employment. SUNY proactively reviews its policies and practices to assure that decisions with respect to every dimension of employment are made without regard to age, color of skin, gender expression and identity, genetic predisposition, marital status, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, status as a victim of domestic violence, and all other protected groups and classes under Federal and State Laws and executive orders. Nor will SUNY permit discrimination with respect to any disability that does not preclude essential work performance. We recognize, too, that achieving equal treatment may require proactive measures to offset obstacles and barriers faced by the groups for whom we seek inclusion. At SUNY, we are committed to the incorporation of proactive recruitment and retention practices as an integral part of the work of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Our affirmative action component will:
A successful Affirmative Action program creates important and tangible benefits. The diversity of faculty and staff and the diversity of the student body are mutually reinforcing, and drawing members of the SUNY community from a wider pool increases the range of experience and expertise that is vital in the emerging global marketplace of ideas and commerce.