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The Center for Intercultural Unity

The Center for Intercultural Unity

Reactions to George Floyd's Brutal Death

I encourage you to join a productive dialogue to address how society can change and improve. We will be adding virtual activities this summer to further assist as we need young people to be part of the solutions. We will continue to compile messages of hope and on occasion reactions of outrage that we have shared. Please share with us at inclusion@AlfredState.edu.

Sincerely,

Dr. Skip Sullivan, President

June 5 Alfred State President Dr. Skip Sullivan
“We should be alarmed that a movement triggered by unjustified brutality toward George Floyd is leading to even more acts of violence, looting, and disgraceful actions. The national discussion is boiling over in many negative ways..."

June 4 SUNY Board of Trustees
“The horror… has held up the largest possible mirror to our society and demonstrated the huge steps that still need to be taken to overcome a legacy of injustice and brutality..."

June 3 Alfred State Student Affairs Division
“The unrest in the country surrounding the unacceptable death of George Floyd must be acknowledged, and openly discussed, if we are to forge authentic positive change..."

June 1 SUNY Chancellor Dr. Kristina Johnson
“I viewed the killing of George Floyd by the police—without reason, without due process, and without a shred of humanity—with a sense of both outrage and helplessness…”

May 31 Alfred State President Dr. Skip Sullivan
“We should pray for justice to be served for all people and encourage everyone to work together for constructive solutions, not destructive…”

Unity Center Mission

The Center for Intercultural Unity strives to provide an open-minded, welcoming and safe environment for the Alfred State College campus and community. Through educational workshops/programs, professional training, advocacy and outreach, the Center for Intercultural Unity facilitates student’s self-awareness, learning and growth of different cultures, viewpoints and experiences. The center supports individuals in matters of academic, social, cultural and personal well-being, and promotes understanding and appreciation of differences, as well as similarities. The Center for Intercultural Unity is committed to creating opportunities for students to empower and educate themselves, their peers and the community in which they live. We support and promote under-represented student organizations, including, but not limited to LGBTQ+, students of color, women, Veterans and military service, international students and faith based groups. We are also deeply invested in the prevention, awareness and eradication of sexual assault on college campuses and proactively provide programs, workshops and campaigns that aim at keeping Alfred State safe from sexual violence. We provide services for international students, both inbound and outbound, assist in navigating the VISA process for incoming international students, as well as facilitating all outbound study abroad opportunities. The Center for Intercultural Unity works closely with academic departments and student affairs offices on campus to create an empowering and enriching college experience.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Diversity can be broadly defined to include all aspects of human difference, including but not limited to, age, disability, race, ethnicity, gender, gender expression and identity, language heritage, learning style, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, status as a veteran and world-view. Alfred State College does not discriminate on the basis of any of the above listed factors. Alfred State College is a member of the State University of New York, who focuses in particular on achieving equal access, meaningful academic and intellectual inclusion in curriculum, research and service, and holistic integration into the academic culture of higher education at all levels for New York State’s underrepresented populations and students who are economically disadvantaged. As a campus we recognize that our diversity makes us stronger, and strive to promote an inclusive environment for members of the Alfred State College community.

Center for Intercultural Unity

Student Leadership Center, Suite 409
Phone: 607-587-4076

Unity Center

Student Leadership Center, Suite 401
Phone: 607-587-4119

Staff

Chief Diversity Officer & Title IX Coordinator: Nikkie Herman, MA
Assistant Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Desmond Davis
Deputy Title IX Coordinator: Cody Herman

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