Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Mission

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion has a primary mission of coordinating and implementing a comprehensive multicultural experience for the college community. Through educational workshops/programs, cultural programs, advocacy and outreach, the center facilitates student growth in multicultural competence. While serving as a resource for ALANA (African-American, Latino-American, Asian-American and Native-American) students in matters of academic, social, cultural and personal well-being, the center promotes all students' understanding and appreciation of racial, ethnic, gender, sexual orientation and other differences. The center is committed to creating opportunities for students to challenge bias by promoting sustained dialogues around individual differences and to prepare students to be engaged and effective citizens in an increasingly global society. The center collaborates with other academic departments and student affairs offices on campus to create a welcoming and supportive learning environment for all.

Vision

The vision of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion is to foster a climate which recognizes and embraces the value multicultural diversity brings to the educational experience at Alfred State. The center strives to create a campus-wide climate of respect and advocates for an environment where diversity is celebrated as an integral part of the campus community.

Programs and Services

The center offers several learning opportunities for the campus community focusing on topics such as:

  • mentoring
  • building community
  • diversity awareness
  • professional development

Check out our clubs and organizations and see what types of events we offer our students.

Contact Us

Liz P. Raterman
Director of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion
10 Upper College Drive
Alfred, NY 14802
Phone: (607) 587-4073
Fax: (607) 587-4508
Email: RatermEP@alfredstate.edu