Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

SUNY Delhi’s Vibrant & Dynamic Community Welcomes Everyone

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Goals 

  • Create and sustain a safe and welcoming campus climate that promotes and respects each individual regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, disability, religion, gender identity and expression, and national origin. 
  • Foster an environment that is inclusive of all within the SUNY Delhi campus and community.
  • Prepare all students to successfully enter a diverse and global society.
  • Develop opportunities and initiatives that facilitate conversation and interaction among diverse groups on campus.
  • Affirm a commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence and allocate the appropriate resources for implementing the SUNY Delhi Strategic Plan. 

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Residence Life Living-Learning Communities and Inclusive Housing Options 

Gender Inclusive Housing
Residents have the opportunity to live with someone from across the gender spectrum within the same room and quad. This offering is in Russell Hall, 3rd and 4th floors, F quads and an option at Catskill Hall and Riverview Townhouses. Bathrooms are single-use bathrooms in this area. Students opting to live in this area will sign a Statement of Understanding prior to moving in.
This Living Learning Community provides programming for residents around the themes of LGBTQ+Ally issues and social justice. Residents have the opportunity to live with individuals of any gender or gender identity within the same room and quad in Russell Hall on the 4th Floor, and D & E quads. Students have access to both single-use bathrooms and gender-inclusive bathrooms in this area. Students opting to live in this area will sign a Statement of Understanding prior to moving in. 
Men of Distinction Academy

The Men of Distinction Academy Living Learning Community seeks to enhance the academic, personal, and social experiences of Men of Color. Residents engaging in the Living Learning Community on the first floor of DuBois Hall will be exposed to various leadership development initiatives designed to understand the various experiences among Men of Color. In addition to the housing application, students must apply to the Men of Distinction Academy through the MOSAIC Multicultural Center.

Learn more about living learning communities and themed housing

Initiatives, Groups, & Events

Offices & Campus Departments 
Student Clubs & Organizations 

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Course Offerings
This course is an introduction to the subject of human cultural diversity as well as similarity. Topics discussed include: evolutionary change; socio-political levels of organizations; kinship system analysis; marriage systems; political, economic, and religious behavioral systems; language; and personality research.
This course examines the human as a biological organism as we adapt to various social and ecological environments. Primary topics covered include population genetics, primatology, human evolution, and human variability.
This course examines the role of the judiciary in the American system of government as it relates to such issues as race, poverty, privacy, sex, religion, speech, press, assembly, and the rights of the accused under the Bill of Rights and the 14th and 15th Amendments. 
From the 17th Century, the issue of race has been apparent in the American dialogue. The history of those of Native-American, African-American, Asian-American and Hispanic-American descent has been greatly neglected in the study of U.S. history. The “master narrative” has placed emphasis on the contributions of white Americans to the nation, while those of color have been relegated to the back seat. This course is intended to make American history a multiracial history and to present students with a new, more inclusive dialogue about our national past.
This course focuses on a specific topic, theme, or period in American history that will change from semester to semester. This in-depth study is intended to enrich students’ understanding of the past. Course may be repeated as the topic changes up to three times.
Examine the basic narrative of American history - Ability to recognize major events and outcomes in US history Recognize common institutions in American society - Compare and contrast the differing experiences people of color had and continue to have in the US society. Critique America’s evolving relationship with the rest of the world - Develop and discuss experiences people of color have outside the US.
This course will cover the various political, economic, diplomatic, cultural, and social developments of the 20th Century, and how these factors combined to make the last one hundred years an “American Century.” Topics to be covered in this course include: the rise of the United States as a world power; the Populist and Progressive movements; the modernization of the American economy; World War I; the Great Depression and the New Deal; World War II; the Cold War; McCarthyism and the red scare; suburbanization and the culture of the Cold War; television and rock music; the civil rights and the women’s rights movements; the Vietnam War; the unraveling of Liberalism and the rise of Conservatism; the end of the cold war; globalization, and the bridge to the 21st Century.
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of a lower level course in history, social science or humanities, or greater than a score of 3 on the American History AP exam, or a score of 85 or better on the American History regents exam and a bachelor’s level student or permission of the instructor. This course is designed to offer special historical topics for the upper-level student. The variety of topics will change every semester.
This course consists of a series of readings, lectures, and seminars that focus on some of the unique voices who have helped to define what it is to be “American.” Students become conversant in the ideas and values of some of our most famous artists, authors, and thinkers, and will define what is culturally unique about the American experience.
The course examines multiple ways in which the public interacts with history in contemporary American culture, including: monuments, museums, reenactments, politics, national parks, film, television, art and literature, and “living history” sites. Students will analyze how public history is consciously constructed and the ways in which the general public consumes and interacts with history.
This interdisciplinary course investigates the Latino experience in the United States. Students will utilize texts from various disciplines (including history, sociology, linguistics, literature, film, and the arts) to examine the roles of the diverse and ever-changing Latino population of the United States. The course will consider topics such as identity, class, race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, immigration, language use, media, and popular culture. Students will be able to recognize the complex and varied nature of the Latino experience in the United States and to articulate how the Latino experience contributes to a broader conceptualization of American culture and identity. 
The course is an introduction for females to basic self-defense skills, escape and avoidance strategies, offensive and defensive procedures, defensive techniques, and simulated attacks. The course will address basic fitness principles, including strength, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness. Fitness principles will be addressed specifically in terms of the student’s ability to practice and perform self-defense skills. 
This course is designed to introduce the principles, programs, and techniques in conducting physical activities for individuals with disabilities. The course provides basic knowledge of the history of adapted physical education; neurophysical, psychomotor, social and behavioral characteristics of individuals with disabilities and gifted and talented individuals; program planning and teacher effectiveness; assessment, task analysis, behavior management, and alternatives for equal opportunities in educational environments. The course requires weekly interaction with an assigned client through an outreach recreation program for exceptional children and adults. 
Please note that we try our best to update this page with the most up-to-date information about course offerings. Please check the SUNY Delhi College Catalog website for more updated information.
  • SUNY Delhi is proud to host hundreds of events each year that celebrate diversity, equity, and inclusion.  Examples include a decolonization and antiracism educational series, world-wide holidays, Martin Luther King Jr. Day event, and an annual Drag Ball during Pride Month.

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Faculty & Staff Organizations
Faculty & Staff of Color Association
Community Partnerships 
Get Woke! Film Series & Conversations on Race: This initiative is organized and supported through the efforts of volunteers, non-profit organizations, students and residents from the Delaware and Otsego County communities. The primary goal is to use art and film to bring people together to work through and better understand issues around race and bias in the United States. Films and talks occur on the campus of SUNY Delhi.

Learn more about the Get Woke! Film Series & Conversations on Race

Diversity & Inclusion Highlights

During the 2021-2022 academic year, SUNY Delhi showcased a multitude of diversity-related events. From a dialogue series to cultural celebrations, activities hosted by student clubs/organizations and events run by faculty and staff. Some highlights are:

  • Hung Haudenosaunee flag in the Farrell Commons
  • Displayed Haudenosaunee during commencement
  • Launched a DEI financial literacy series with Dr. Peter Brusoe
  • Held a Red Dress Project event commemorating missing and murdered Indigenous women with Rain Hill
  • Celebrated Chinese New Years by cooking and giving away dumplings with Joan Erickson
  • Celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month by creating a Spanish speakers culture and history series, Hablemos Español
  • Celebrated Dia de Los Muertos with an altar to commemorate our loved ones and enjoying hot chocolate and Mexican sweet bread made by our culinary students
  • Since the expansion of the Chief Diversity Officer role in Summer 2022, Dr. Tomás A. Aguirre has been collaborating with Ruth Ehrets, Human Resources Director, on incorporating DEI Best Practices into our campus practices of recruitment, interviewing potential candidates, hiring and training staff and faculty. 

Bias Incident Reporting Form & Support Services 

Bias-Related Harassment (Section XII of the Student Code of Conduct) 

SUNY Delhi does not tolerate harassment based on an individual’s race, color, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or other protected characteristics. The college treats bias-related incidents very seriously and any student found responsible for a bias-related incident can expect severe disciplinary action (see Appendix 8). Any bias actions, verbal or physical, that a reasonable person would find intimidating, hostile or offensive or actions that may lead to personal injury are prohibited.

If you are the victim of a bias-related incident, please fill out the secure online incident report.

SUNY Delhi’s Diversity Statement

The State University of New York is committed to being the most inclusive state system in the country. As a proud member of this dynamic university system, SUNY Delhi is energized to lead the charge in developing a welcoming and intellectually diverse environment for all, a place where diversity, equity and success guide our achievement, scholarship, character and global citizenship. This means modeling inclusive excellence by enhancing our campus climate where students, faculty, staff and community feel valued, supported, and thrive. Our college must be a place where we rise above biases, stereotypes and inequity, a place where diversity and inclusiveness are central components of the SUNY Delhi experience. 


  • Diversity - individual differences (e.g., personality, prior knowledge, and life experiences) and group/social differences (e.g., race/ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, country of origin, and ability as well as cultural, political, religious, or other affiliations) 
  • Inclusion - the active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity—in the curriculum, in the co-curriculum, and in communities (intellectual, social, cultural, geographical) with which individuals might connect—in ways that increase awareness, content knowledge, cognitive sophistication, and empathic understanding of the complex ways individuals interact within systems and institutions 
  • Equity - the creation of opportunities for historically underrepresented populations to have equal access to and participate in educational programs that are capable of closing the achievement gaps in student success and completion 
  • Social Justice - a state or doctrine of egalitarianism → a belief in human equality especially with respect to social, political, and economic affairs 
  • Civility - a polite act or expression of conduct 
  • Accessibility - usable by people with the widest possible range of abilities 
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