Residential Life DEEP Program

Diversity Empowerment Education Program (DEEP)

The mission of this new program is to promote student engagement through a social justice lens for underrepresented minority students. Our DEEP Interns from Binghamton University Department of Social Work provide underrepresented students with wrap-around services and support in our residential communities. This reciprocal learning model promotes academic success and student retention with a focus on improving student wellness, advancing intersectional equity and improving community cohesion.

The DEEP Program can:

  • Assist residents with affirming and celebrating intersectional identities
  • Assist residents with resolving roommate or interpersonal conflict arising out of bias or in general
  • Meet with residents in distress or in need of assistance (i.e. adjustment to distance learning, COVID concerns, racial tension)
  • Make AOD (alcohol and other drugs) referrals for residents experiencing alcohol or other substance abuse
  • Connect residents with resources available on campus
  • Work with residents and professional staff to effectively communicate issues and promote community wellness

We work with a new group of interns every year. Check back this summer for our new group of interns and their contact information. 

Referral form

Complete this form for yourself or for a student that you wish to seek services.

DEEP Advisors

Diana Castellanos
Assistant Director of Residential Life
Binghamton University
Pronouns in use: she/her/hers
dcastell@binghamton.edu
607.777.4643

Ada Robinson-Perez, PhD, LMSW, CEAP
Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work
College of Community and Public Affairs
Student Affairs Divisional Diversity Officer
Binghamton University
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
arobins@binghamton.edu
607-777-9154