DEIA Strategic Plan

Syracuse University Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Five-Year Strategic Plan

In 2019, the Board of Trustees commissioned the gathering of data and research that would inform Syracuse University’s first five-year diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) strategic plan. The research study included: facilitated listening and dialogue sessions; a campus climate pulse survey; a diversity, equity, and inclusion inventory of all schools, colleges, and many of the units across campus; and an institutional diversity, equity, and inclusion benchmark study.

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Led by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and a task force of campus community members, the draft of the strategic plan was completed in June 2021 and included insights and data gathered that helped inform the development of its goals, objectives, and strategies.

Designed to include monitoring criteria and in collaboration with campus leaders and stakeholders, the goal of developing a DEIA five-year strategic plan is to continue strengthening our ability to create an environment that is inclusive and excellent for all.

DEIA Plan Group PhotoDEIA Five-Year Strategic Plan Goals

  1. Enhance campus climate to create a sense of belonging for all.
  2. Recruit, support, and retain diverse students, faculty, and staff.
  3. Advance institutional infrastructure related to DEIA learning, professional development, and civic innovation.
  4. Elevate DEIA across the academic enterprise, transforming our approach to scholarship, research, pedagogy, curriculum, programs, and services.
  5. Practice an inclusive understanding of accessibility.

Read the DEIA Strategic Plan [PDF]

Read the DEIA Strategic Plan [Accessible Word Document]

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