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Academic Affairs
Student Affairs



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Policy Title:
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy

Document Number:
7809

Effective Date:
September 10, 2015


This policy item applies to:
Community Colleges
State-Operated Campuses
Table of Contents
Summary

Policy
Definitions
Other Related Information
Procedures
Forms
Authority
History
Appendices


Summary

The State University of New York (University) recognizes that it needs a multi-pronged approach to addressing diversity and assuring inclusive excellence. It must implement best practices to attract and retain diverse students, faculty, staff and administrative leaders. It must foster student completion and implement programs and strategies to establish a welcoming environment for all.  The intent of this policy is to support campus and System Administration efforts to achieve the goal of becoming the most inclusive public university system in the country.


Policy

The Goal

SUNY aspires to be the most inclusive State university system in the country. We will achieve this goal by: striving to ensure that the student population we serve and the administrative staff and faculty we employ are representative of the diversity of our state; recognizing the value of international experiences and interactions; and eliminating achievement gaps for minority and low income students. We will develop strategic diversity and inclusion action plans for system administration and at each campus that tangibly demonstrate SUNY's commitment to the principles of inclusive excellence, wherein an institution only achieves excellence when it is inclusive. SUNY will identify diversity, equity and inclusion as essential aspects of system and campus planning and as indispensable characteristics of academic excellence and the ongoing experience of every member of the SUNY community.

Guiding Principles

Action Items

Action Item Deadlines and Next Steps


Definitions

There are no definitions relevant to this policy.


Other Related Information

SUNY System Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Website

Standards of Professional Practice for Chief Diversity Officers,” National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education, 2014

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Data Brief, June 2015, Prepared by the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor




Procedures

A procedure related to the implementation of this Policy is currently being developed.




Forms

There are no forms relevant to this policy.


Authority

State University of New York Board of Trustee Resolution, No. 2015-53


History

September 10, 2015, Board of Trustee Resolution No. 2015-53, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy.


Appendices

There are no appendices relevant to this policy.