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St. Baldrick’s fundraiser
Lt. John Pelletier of the New York State University Police takes part in the 6th Annual St. Baldrick's Foundation Fundraiser and Head Shaving Event for children's cancer research. The event was hosted by Binghamton University student-athletes.
Photo by Jonathan Cohen
March 28, 2017
December 4, 2016
On behalf of the University community, I offer my deepest condolences to Stefani’s family, teammates, classmates and all who knew and loved her. Please keep her and her family in your thoughts as we all mourn her loss.
Information regarding memorial services will be forthcoming once details are confirmed.
Support services are available to all members of the Binghamton community dealing with this loss.
Counseling for affected students is available through the University Counseling Center (UCC) during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, at 607-777-2772. After-hours counseling support can be obtained by contacting University Police at 607-777-2393 to access the UCC counselor on call.
Faculty and staff affected may contact the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at 607-777-6655 or via email to request an appointment or additional resources.
November 15, 2016
In the wake of this presidential election featuring an unprecedented amount of threatening language directed at women, people of color, Muslims, immigrants, as well as the LGBTQ community, many members of our campus community have indicated that they feel vulnerable and insecure.
One of Binghamton University’s greatest strengths is its diversity, which creates a rich environment for faculty to teach and students to learn. Over the past five years, we have been working hard to make Binghamton even more diverse and to assure that all members of the campus community feel welcome, valued and included, regardless of race, nationality, religion, gender, sexual orientation, dis/ability or immigration status. We must redouble our efforts to ensure that we become an even more welcoming, safe and secure place for all members of our community.
As a University community, we are committed to pursuing knowledge and truth through robust debate and the free exchange of ideas. This requires an environment characterized by civility, mutual respect and kindness. Even — indeed, especially — when we disagree, we must honor these values and treat each other accordingly.
We will strive to assure that Binghamton University remains a safe, inclusive, welcoming community. As part of this mission, we provide a number of resources to serve the needs of any member of our community who feels threatened or insecure. These include:
• Office of the President: firstname.lastname@example.org, 607-777-2131
• Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: email@example.com, LSG-548, 607-777-4775
• Office of the Dean of Students, firstname.lastname@example.org, University Union West, Room 205, 607-777-2804
• LGBTQ Center: www.binghamton.edu/lgbtq, LSG-549, 607-777-4775
• University Counseling Services: Old O’Connor, Room 264, 607-777-2772
• International Student and Scholars Services: email@example.com, 607-777-2510
• Services for Students with Disabilities: firstname.lastname@example.org, University Union, Room 119, 607-777-2686
• Office of the Provost: email@example.com, Couper Administration Building, Room 705, 607-777-2141
• Employee Assistance Program: firstname.lastname@example.org, 607-777-6655
• Multicultural Resource Center: email@example.com, Nelson A Rockefeller Center, Room 151, 607-777-4472
• University Police: firstname.lastname@example.org, Couper Administration Building, Room G35, 607-777-2393
In closing, know that those of you who are feeling fearful are not alone. This is a trying time in our nation’s history with consequences that will undoubtedly impact our campus. But we will do everything in our power to assure that you are a safe and valued member of our community.
Executive Vice President and Provost
Chief Diversity Officer
February 8, 2016
November 12, 2015
As we consider the concerns raised at the University of Missouri, Ithaca College, Yale and other college campuses, we must be steadfast in our efforts to ensure that we create and sustain a campus that is welcoming and respectful of all persons regardless of identity.
We work very hard to ensure that Binghamton University is a place where all people are respected, and as a community of scholars, we are committed to open and respectful dialogue regarding inclusive practices for faculty, staff and students. As an institution, we have and will continue to address concerns raised by our students as well as seek new ways to make sure that Binghamton remains a campus where inclusion and equity are among the defining principles of our University.
Since establishment of the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in 2013, we have initiated and implemented the following activities and programs:
• Cultural Competency Training for faculty, staff and students
• Dispute resolution services
• Development of intergroup dialogue courses and expansion of current pluralism courses.
• Launched a search for a director for the LGBTQ Resource Center
• Added and/or transitioned more than 40+ single-stall bathrooms into gender neutral bathrooms
• Support of the Faculty and Staff of Color Association as a new affinity group
• Working with TAN (The Academic Network) to increase and retain faculty and staff of color through revising the search process and developing retention initiatives.
• Collaborative discussions around STEM programs and initiatives and how to increase students of color in the STEM majors and what are the current challenges for students.
• “I AM UDIVERSITY” Project for students to have an outlet to tell their stories.
• Micro-aggressions Project that provides an outlet for students to discuss micro-aggressions in a constructive way.
• Collaboration with Undergraduate Admissions to enhance recruitment efforts for students of color.
• Expansion of the MRC Translation and Interpretation Program among faculty and staff.
• Held first Annual Alumni of Color Reunion during Homecoming 2015.
There is always more to be done and we remain open to your suggestions and to continuing dialogue on this important aspect of our University.
For more information on any of these initiatives or to make suggestions, contact the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at 607-777-4775 or reach us directly at the address links below.
Chief Diversity Officer
September 30, 2015
August 6, 2013
Send information to Linda Birdsall at email@example.com.
January 10, 2013