Dear Members of the Syracuse University Community: Over the last several months, hundreds of students, faculty, staff, administrators and trustees have engaged in constructive, collaborative and respectful dialogue. The Board of Trustees created a Special Committee on University Climate, Diversity…
Campus Community Invited to Visioning Sessions with Chancellor’s Workgroup on Diversity and Inclusion
The members of the Chancellor’s Workgroup on Diversity and Inclusion are hosting two back-to-back workshops on Wednesday, Feb. 10, for University community members to discuss recommendations on how to create a more diverse and inclusive campus climate.
The Visioning Sessions on Diversity and Inclusion will be held from 3:45-5:45 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. in Goldstein Auditorium at Schine Student Center.
Individuals and representatives of all campus groups and organizations concerned with diversity and inclusion are welcome to participate and may participate in either session; the agenda for each session is the same.
The goals for the sessions are for the Syracuse University community to come together to envision policies and programs
- to address incidents of discrimination, microaggressions and patterns of marginalization on our campus;
- to create safer spaces for historically and currently marginalized students, faculty and staff in our diverse communities; and
- to help build a climate of mutual respect and support for all members of our community.
Trained group facilitators from Maxwell School’s Conflict Management Center, CARE (Conversations About Race and Ethnicity) and the LGBT Resource Center, among others, will be on hand to guide small group discussions and to record suggestions and recommendations.
Sign language interpreters and CART services are provided. Questions regarding additional accommodations and parking may be directed to Aaron Hodukavich at email@example.com or 315-443-2377.
Chancellor Kent Syverud announced the creation of the Chancellor’s Workgroup on Diversity and Inclusion in September. The Workgroup was charged with considering the work done by previous campus workgroups, committees, student organizations, and collectives, and developing further solutions to create a more diverse, inclusive campus climate in alignment with the Academic Strategic Plan.
The Visioning Sessions follow an event in December, “Community Voices: Listening Session on Campus Diversity and Inclusion,” at which students, faculty and staff shared their experiences and ideas with the members of the Chancellor’s Workgroup.
University community members are also invited to contact any of the Workgroup members directly with their recommendations and ideas.
The Workgroup is co-chaired by Francine D’Amico, associate professor of international relations and co-chair of the Senate LGBT Concerns Committee, and Barry L. Wells, special assistant to the Chancellor.
Members of the Chancellor’s Workgroup on Diversity and Inclusion:
Keith A. Alford firstname.lastname@example.org
Justin Bachman email@example.com
Shobha Bhatia firstname.lastname@example.org
Tammy M. Bluewolf-Kennedy email@example.com
Harriet N. Brown firstname.lastname@example.org
Pedro Castro email@example.com
Francine D’Amico firstname.lastname@example.org
Lily Ieroniawakon Deer email@example.com
Keith A. DiBello firstname.lastname@example.org
Bea Gonzalez email@example.com
Tiffany M. Gray firstname.lastname@example.org
Aaron Hodukavich email@example.com
Jane Hong firstname.lastname@example.org
Sheila Johnson-Willis email@example.com
Nithin Katragadda firstname.lastname@example.org
Paula MacDonald email@example.com
Suzette M. Melendez firstname.lastname@example.org
Cathryn R. Newton email@example.com
Mara Sapon-Shevin firstname.lastname@example.org
Jordan Shelby West email@example.com
Alex Umstead firstname.lastname@example.org
Barry L. Wells email@example.com
Chante Williams firstname.lastname@example.org