Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud, who early in his career served as a Supreme Court law clerk, offers thoughts on the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: “Justice Ginsburg was among the most impactful lawyers and judges of our time….
Rev. Brian Konkol’s Message to University Community
Dear Members of the Campus Community:
As a follow up to Chancellor Syverud’s message this morning, I write this afternoon to invite you to join your fellow community members in a gathering at Hendricks Chapel.
We will use this gathering as an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to engage in thoughtful, constructive dialogue about our campus community and in particular the troubling and disturbing conduct that has come to light.
Please join us at 2:30 p.m. at Hendricks Chapel.
American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) will be provided. For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations, contact the Equal Opportunity, Inclusion and Resolution Services (EOIRS) office at 315.443.4018 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally, we recognize this situation is deeply troubling. I have provided a list of available resources below. Please do not hesitate to use these services. They are there to support you.
Dean of Hendricks Chapel
Resources and Services Available:
The Counseling Center encompasses services addressing mental health, sexual assault and relationship violence, and substance abuse issues. We are staffed by experienced clinicians and are here to assist students in addressing concerns related to adjusting to college life. We are committed to enhancing the academic mission of the University through providing counseling, as well as prevention, education, and outreach activities. Please feel free to call or visit the Counseling Center if you have any further questions or concerns.
Department of Public Safety
DPS is the campus police force serving the Syracuse University campus and University-controlled properties in Syracuse, New York. The Department employs 60 Public Safety Officers and 15 supporting Community Services Officers who are stationed around campus and patrol the surrounding community. Public Safety Officers are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and the DPS emergency call center is also available around the clock to address our community’s safety and security needs.
Disability Cultural Center (DCC)
The Disability Cultural Center (DCC) coordinates campus-wide social, educational, and cultural activities on disability issues for students, faculty, staff, and community members with and without disabilities.
Equal Opportunity, Inclusion and Resolution Services
The Code of Ethical Conduct is a statement of principles guiding the activities of all faculty, staff, and students. It provides, in part, that we: respect the rights and dignity of all persons and recognize that discrimination or harassment in any form undermines the fundamental principles of the University and; support a respectful environment through our own actions, encourage respectful behavior in others, and speak out against hatred and bias.
Hendricks Chapel is the diverse religious, spiritual, ethical and cultural heart of Syracuse University that connects people of all faiths and no faith through active engagement, mutual dialogue, reflective spirituality, responsible leadership and a rigorous commitment to social justice.
LGBT Resource Center
The vision of the Syracuse University Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center is to serve with integrity people with marginalized genders and sexualities. By being in relationship with other people, we examine, learn, and understand our collective responsibility to create more inclusive communities. We encourage thoughtful explorations of gender and sexuality as they are informed by the complexity of our identities.
Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs
The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs works closely with recognized chapters to enhance the overall fraternity and sorority experience by upholding academic and community standards, organization rituals, and University polices governing fraternity and sorority activities. We aim to ensure that the fraternity or sorority experience at Syracuse University provides a safe and enjoyable avenue for students to grow and develop during their college years.
Office of Multicultural Affairs
To support and promote the academic achievement, multicultural competence, social development, civic engagement, and retention of students from historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups at Syracuse University.
Office of Student Assistance
The Office of Student Assistance serves as a central helping resource for all students. The office helps students and their families manage crises, life traumas and other barriers that impede success. The staff works to address the needs of students who struggle in such areas as psychological health, physical health, victimization, relationship issues, and social adjustment through a variety of interventions, referrals and follow up services.
Slutzker Center for International Services
The Slutzker Center is the resource for international students, scholars and their dependents on issues related to immigration status, employment, cultural, social and academic concerns that impact students.
An online reporting tool and resource for those impacted by an act of bias at Syracuse University.