CCPA's Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Anti-racism
Students, faculty and staff at the College of Community and Public Affairs (CCPA) as well as at Binghamton University are diverse in race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, interests, abilities and perspectives. The College and University strive to create an environment fostering inclusion and anti-racism. We are working to ensure all members of our campus community will be successful.
Below we provide links to campus resources and initiatives advancing those goals.
Financial assistance is available for students from historically, economically, underrepresented communities.
Campus organizations and offices provide support to students, faculty and staff with diverse needs to help them thrive at Binghamton University.
- CCPA Career and Intercultural Services helps all CCPA students advance their career goals as well as improve their cultural competencies.
Other campus organizations, offices and personnel assisting the CCPA community include:
- Cultural Organizations
- Designees for Reasonable Accommodations
- Multicultural Resource Center (MRC)
- The Q Center
- Office of International Student and Scholar Services
- Office of Veteran and Military Services
- Services for Students with Disabilities
- Violence, Abuse and Rape Crisis Center
CCPA departments engage in a range of efforts to ensure diversity, equity and inclusion and promote anti-racism. The Department of Social Work recently hosted the two-part series “Mental Health & Social Work: The Black Perspective. The Department of Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership’s Equity and Inclusion Committee has also examined how the departmental environment, through its policies, procedures and culture, impacts work experiences and promotes equity.
Faculty, post-docs and graduate students can access online career development and mentoring resources offered by the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity through Binghamton University’s institutional membership.
Research centers advance social justice as a core part of their missions.
- Harriet Tubman Center for Freedom and Equity
- Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention
- Institute for Justice and Well-Being
- Kaschak Institute for Social Justice for Women and Girls
Other initiatives to ensure the voices and experiences of everyone across our campus community are heard and valued include:
We also encourage campus community members to report concerns about bias so they can be addressed quickly and appropriately.