Initiatives and Programs

DEI continues to add programs and initiatives as we strive to build an inclusive campus. We welcome your ideas!

Initiatives

CCPA Book and Technology Fund
Established in 2020, the CCPA Book and Technology Fund assists students with the high cost of textbooks, study materials and other technology required for their studies. In the 2020-21 academic year, 19 students received the award. We announce the application before the start of each semester, and applicants must meet the following requirements to be eligible:

  • Historically underrepresented student enrolled in CCPA
  • Continuing undergraduate or graduate student
  • Full- or part-time students
  • FAFSA on file
  • Demonstrate in an essay how they hope to advance racial justice and social change while at Binghamton University and in their professional career

Programs

Indigenous People’s Day

The CCPA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee affirms its solidarity with Indigenous Peoples’ Day the second Monday of October. We acknowledge the unique and enduring relationship that the Onundagaonoga (Onondaga) and Onʌyote’a•ka (Oneida) peoples have and continue to have with the land that Binghamton University occupies, and their stewardship of this land. We reject the colonial “doctrine of discovery” that erases the original inhabitants of this land. We also maintain that a land acknowledgment is a necessary but not sufficient step in raising awareness and building solidarity with decolonial projects.

Here are several resources for teaching and raising awareness about the origins of Indigenous Peoples’ Day and how to support Native students in higher education:

Brave Space for Post-Election Discussion

CCPA DEI committee welcomed students for discussion, processing and unpacking about the 2020 Election. By request of students, the CCPA DEI committee is planning to hold regular discussion space for students to drop in and have additional conversations.  

This space will be offered monthly for students to talk about their experiences in other realms. Details coming soon!

Brave Space for Post-George Floyd Verdict

CCPA DEI committe invited students, faculty and staff to discuss the verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin. This space welcomed individuals to have a dialogue, process and raise ideas about how we achieve safety and justice for all. 

CCPA Inclusive Pedagogy Faculty Group

Faculty in CCPA meeting monthly to discuss strategies and adjust how they teach to serve diverse students. This is an intentional space to discuss inclusive pedagogy and difficult conversations in the classroom.  

Students Rights and Responsibilities 

The CCPA DEI committee has reviewed academic integrity procedures and policies within the college and University to make sure processes in place are equitable for all students, accessible and transparent.

The committee has crafted a document with student rights and responsibilities organized to include University, College, and individual department and program processes providing clearer procedural steps for our students, staff and faculty.   

Binghamton University publishes its academic policies and procedures in the University Bulletin. The 2020-21 version is located in the Bulletin.

Student Bystander Training

CCPA DEI held a student bystander training to provide various tools and action to take when seeing microaggressions, discrimination, forms of verbal abuse, violence or aggression. This training was held in response to student feedback provided during the DEI Brave Spaces and one that the committee felt could help support our students. 

Additional training opportunities coming soon!

DEI Monthly Meetings

CCPA DEI co-chairs attend monthly meetings with divisional and school/college diversity officers.