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Diversity, Equity & Inclusive Excellence

Farmingdale State College is committed to Equity and Inclusive Excellence by creating an educational environment that is centered on building a foundation of broad and integrative knowledge of histories, cultures, science. societies, technology along with genuine appreciation of ethics, diversity and inclusion.


Diversity, equity, and inclusion strengthen and invigorate the academic culture by fostering engagement and broadening our understanding of ourselves and others.  The educational experiences at Farmingdale State College (FSC) integrate an appreciation of cultural pluralism, ethics, aesthetics, and diversity that promotes continuous intellectual and personal development.  Excellence in the modern world requires an education that prepares students for a diverse society, global interconnectedness, and the rapidly changing work environment.  An inclusive learning environment builds academic communities of scholarly excellence and social justice while preparing students to contribute to a global economy.



Mission Statement

FSC recognizes and  celebrates diversity, equity, and inclusion as foundations for 1) comprehensive recruitment and retention, 2) curriculum development, 3) collaborative governance and administrative planning and leadership, and 4) diverse campus activities and programs.  The college cultivates a campus population that reflects the rich diversity of our global society while fostering a climate that provides educational, cultural, and economic opportunity.  

Definition of Diversity       

According to the SUNY Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 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."  In addition, FSC includes differences among first-generation students, international students, and students transferring between colleges.  This strategic plan aims to improve services and support for the campus community; ensure that SUNY's student, faculty, and staff populations mirror that of New York State and Long Island; and maintain SUNY's commitment to a welcoming and inclusive environment. 

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DEI Suggestion Area

Questions, comments, and concerns about Farmingdale State College's Commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusive Excellence will be directed to the Chief Diversity Office.  Your correnspondence will be confidential and receive a prompt response.  

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The State University of New York (“State University” or “SUNY”), is committed to maintaining campuses and a workplace free from sexual harassment and from unlawful discrimination.  SUNY, in its continuing effort to seek equity in education and employment, and in support of federal and state anti-discrimination legislation, has adopted a complaint procedure for the prompt and equitable investigation and resolution of allegations of unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction. Sex discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual violence.

If you believe that you are a victim of discrimination, read through the Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Complaint Procedure.

To initiate the procedure, you must complete and submit Form A to Email.

Please direct any questions you may have regarding the procedure to Email which is located in Horton Hall, Room 130, telephone 934-420-2622.  



Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence Events

Name Date Time Location
International Mother Language Day Celebration 2/22/22 10:50 AM - 12:05 PM Virtual Event

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Horton Hall, Room 130


Dr. Kevin D. Jordan
VP of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence and Chief Diversity Officer


Andrea Tew
Administrative Coordinator

Last Modified 11/24/21