Current Offerings

Current Offerings

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion has the following sessions that are available to Syracuse University campus members. Registration for all sessions is required:

A “Living Room Conversation” with Women-of-Color Leaders – July 9 – SESSION FULL Schine Student Center, 304 ABC                                                                                                                                 In recent years, women-of-color have achieved executive roles in higher education. Yet, they have also experienced intense scrutiny and critique. This interactive session led by Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Mary Grace A. Almandrez features an intimate conversation between Syracuse University women-of-color leaders as they reflect on the triumphs and challenges they have faced in their respective journeys. Together, they will interrogate commonsense notions of gender and leadership. They will also discuss how identity, upbringing, and organizational culture have influenced their leadership approaches. Audience members will have the opportunity to engage with the leadership circle and brainstorm strategies that promote the advancement of women leaders.

You Belong Here: Supporting International Students at Syracuse University – July 23 –  SESSION FULL                                                                                                                                                              Jacquet Education Commons, Huntington Hall
More than 4,000 international students are enrolled at Syracuse University each year, nearly 20% of the total student body. As a result, the Center for International Services has become a home away from home for students who make the transition to college in the United States. Director of the Center for International Services will provide an introduction of how the center cultivates a sense of belonging for international students through programming and services. These initiatives have been fueled by data-driven decision making, as current statistics and trends indicate the increased need of support for a diverse student population.

Beyond Pride Month: Exploring LGBTQ+ Inclusivity On College Campuses – July 30 – SESSION FULL                                                                                                                                                          Schine Student Center, 304 ABC
Join Associate Director of First Year Seminar Jimmy Luckman as he continues the dialogue after Pride Month about the LGBTQ+ community on college campuses within the United States. We will discuss the current state of the LGBTQ+ community within the United States, LGBTQ+ campus climate both in-person and digitally, review of queer theory, and explore different forms of LGBTQ+ storytelling.
The intention of this workshop is to further our understanding as to how we can support and create inclusive environments and affirming spaces to curate and share LGBTQ+ narratives. The workshop will also include aspects of Dr. Luckman’s dissertation titled, More Than Just a Sticker of LGBTQ+ Inclusivity: Exploring College and University-Based LGBTQ+ Center Director’s Process and Perceptions of LGBTQ+ Campus Climate Assessments, by engaging in discussion on the findings of the importance of storytelling and ways students, faculty, and staff can contribute to supporting the LGBTQ+ community specifically at Syracuse University.