Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
July Cultural Events
The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is celebrating Americans with Disabilities Act
Welcome to the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)
In partnership with the campus community, DEI aims to foster a diverse and inclusive culture that is welcoming for all students, faculty, staff and the Greater Binghamton community.
Message from the President
To the Campus Community,
This has been a year of tumult and disruption, with the COVID-19 pandemic and concerns about social injustice dominating headlines both nationally and locally.
Unfortunately, social injustice and racist issues are all too real for members of our own campus community, particularly our African American, Asian and Asian American students, faculty and staff. We have experienced an increase of anti-Asian and other racist sentiment since the start of the pandemic, and it has only increased since the killing of George Floyd and others. Members of our campus community also have been subjected to hate-filled Zoom bombing due to their ethnicity, study of religious beliefs or gender.
Message from the Vice President
Dear Campus Community,
Being dedicated to enriching the lives of people through Binghamton University’s core values of unity, identity and excellence, we recognize the strength and richness of the diversity among our campus community. The commitment to creating an inclusive campus where everyone feels a sense of belonging and each person’s contributions is valued, is one that is continuous and must be reaffirmed daily.
Kelly Clark, founding director of the Q Center, set to retire
Kelly Clark, Q Center director at Binghamton University, is retiring at the end of this semester after successfully establishing and leading the Q Center since the fall of 2016.
Clark has been an avid social justice educator and advocate for over 30 years. Prior to BU, Clark served as director of community safety programs for the Out Alliance in Rochester, New York. In that role, Clark created and led cultural competency training that focused on working with LGBTQ victims of violence. In 2015, Clark saw an advertisement for a director position at BU and successfully applied. Clark said she found support in the BU community when establishing the Q Center.
DEI Calendar of Events
Forms and Resources
DEI provides a variety of reporting forms to better serve the needs of our campus constituents in the reporting of isolation and mistreatment in the work environment and classrooms, requests for reasonable accommodations and in the execution of fair and equitable search processes.
Multicultural Resource Center
The Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) is a home away from home that offers resources, initiatives and events designed to increase acceptance, awareness and understanding of identity and cultural diversity, their significance in the advancement of all fields of endeavor and in navigating our world.
UDiversity Educational Institute
Providing diversity training and education for the university staff and students.
A home away from home, the Center is a safe environment where gender and sexual diversity is affirmed and community is fostered.