Setting an example for other academic institutions, Syracuse University in the state of New York has launched a new website dedicated to diversity and inclusion on its campus and in its community. The site is intended to provide up-to-date information and simplify access to campus resources including services, groups, offices, initiatives, and programs.
The Chancellor’s Workgroup at Syracuse University had the job of creating and promoting a more diverse and inclusive climate on its campus. Inclusively, the workgroup gathered input from members of the school community and other stakeholders. The new website is only one part of its mission to foster inclusion. The portal will include relevant research, news, and notice of events, linking to the institution’s central calendar. There are pages about academic programs, student organizations, and the history of diversity at Syracuse University.
The school’s community is diverse on the spectrums of ethnicity, military background, cultural traditions, disability status, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Among the centres and institutes based at the university are the Disability Cultural Center and the Burton Blatt Institute, which works to advance the civic, economic, and social participation of people with disabilities.
Users of the site can make submissions or request updates simply by sending an email (to firstname.lastname@example.org). To read the news article about the new site, click here and to find the site itself, click here.