Diversity

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Syracuse University believes in the power of diversity and strives to build community and cultivate a culture of respect, safety, and equity that ensures legal compliance but also goes beyond it, in accordance with the University’s values.

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups.

At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic backgrounds, military backgrounds, cultural traditions, physical and mental abilities, sexual orientation and gender identity. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity.

Diversity is a component of Syracuse University’s Respectful Workplace. Contact the Office of Equal Opportunity, Inclusion, & Resolution Services (EOIRS) to learn more about a respectful and inclusive workplace for your department or group.

Objectives
  • Strive to make representative and diverse talents visible in the campus community.
  • Pursue vigorously greater diversity through recruiting, retaining, and promoting faculty and staff.
  • Create a comprehensive diversity awareness program that will benefit new and existing employees by giving them skills to handle very complex and pervasive issues.
Related Programs
  • Disability Mentoring Day: Disability Mentoring Day (DMD) is celebrated nationally on the third Wednesday of each October, in recognition of National Employment Awareness for Individuals with Disabilities month. Syracuse University is proud to participate in this event which joins employers (mentors) and individuals with disabilities (mentees) to promote career development through job shadowing, workplace tours and hands-on career exploration for job seekers with disabilities.
  • Diversity Network: The Diversity Network was created to forge partnerships with more than 40 local minority job locator resources. The network holds quarterly meetings, hosts a job fair each summer, partners with minority websites and local radio for advertising campaigns, and strategically utilizes affirmative action data. These efforts have yielded a more diversified applicant pool.