Binghamton University's strength lies in its people. Our students, staff and administrators represent a great variety of cultures, backgrounds and ideas. Students of color represent 28.9% of our student population while 15.9% of our students are international. In fact, Binghamton University's Office of International Students and Scholars serves a population of more than 2,000 international students from 117 countries. Our community members contribute to the creation of an open, supportive campus environment with high levels of intellectual and creative energy. Building on our strengths, Binghamton aspires to become more than a multicultural institution; it strives to become a genuinely inclusive community, one where those with differing backgrounds and allegiances feel valued and can learn from one another, and one where civility, respect and reasoned debate prevail.
As community members, Binghamton students, faculty, staff and administrators all share responsibility for achieving the goals of inclusiveness. In our multiple roles, each of us is responsible for encouraging comfort and openness among all members of the University and, wherever possible, ensuring that events of all types (academic, social, cultural, athletic, etc) are designed to attract and include all people.
Residential Life dedicates itself to creating a campus environment in which all students and staff participate in and contribute fully to the life of the University. Planned activities and events play an important role in fostering a sense of community within the residence halls and providing students with learning opportunities. An increased understanding and celebration of our differences and commonalities is encouraged by facilitating interaction among students.