Diversity and SU

Diversity at Syracuse University

Syracuse University remains committed to fostering a culture that is inclusive and makes concerted efforts to ensure a diverse campus environment.

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We understand that diversity in background, experience, and thought facilitates the creativity, innovation and discovery that are anticipated outcomes of all Syracuse University degree programs. Our campus is diverse-rich across a full spectrum including, but not limited to race and ethnicity, disability, faith-based affiliations, sexual expression, gender orientation, and military-connected status.

2022–2023 Campus Demographic Highlights

  • 32% of students are studying at a graduate level
  • 27.5% of students identify as people-of-color
  • 13% of students are first-generation
  • 3,180 students were serviced by the Center for Disability Resources
  • Nearly 40% of students participate in a study abroad program
  • 22% of faculty identify as people-of-color
  • Nearly 20% of staff members identify as people-of-color
  • 2500 students engaged in programs led by the LGBTQ Resource Center
  • 19% of senior leaders identify as people-of-color
  • 1280 students are military-connected (e.g. veteran, veteran spouse, currently serving, military college program)
  • The disability access team in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion held over 670 consultations as part of facilitating 173 staff reasonable accommodations
  • 2500 undergraduate students identify as Jewish
  • Over 50 registered student organizations serve minoritized student populations
  • Five living learning communities are dedicated to marginalized students
  • 2,116 unique individuals were served by the counseling center

For demographic data please visit Institutional Research.

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