At Syracuse University, we are deeply committed to fostering an accessible, richly diverse and inclusive community of learning and opportunity. We place value on every employee and strive to maintain a respectful and collaborative workplace.
As part of this commitment to sustain an inclusive campus community, the University has launched various initiatives addressing the wide spectrum of difference represented in our faculty, staff and students including ethnicity, military backgrounds, cultural traditions, disability status, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Among the many campus offices and programs supporting these diverse groups are the:
- Office of Equal Opportunity, Inclusion, & Resolution Services (EOIRS)
- Office of Disability Services
- Office of Multicultural Affairs
- LGBT Resource Center
For more information on diversity and University initiatives please visit diversity.syr.edu.
The Office of Human Resources is also proud to offer LGBT-friendly benefits for eligible employees, their same- or opposite-sex domestic partners and their children, including medical coverage for gender-confirming surgery, mental health counseling and hormone therapy for transitioning individuals. Our Faculty and Staff Assistance program through Carebridge provides another layer of support with telephonic or in-person counseling and online resources. In addition, supplemental life insurance is available for same-sex domestic partners; and our paid time off policies, such as funeral/bereavement and employee sick time, may be used for domestic partners.