Group of smiling diverse students sitting in front of a building.

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.

Vision

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. 

DEI News Features

If you have a story that you would like to have featured about an interesting DEI-related person, program, or event, please submit your request here Email

Requests are open to all students, faculty, and staff.

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 Officer.  Your correspondence will be confidential.  If you prefer to provide your contact information through this anonymous survey, please feel free to do so within the comment section.  All suggestions are welcomed.

Please submit your comments, questions, or concerns.

 

 

 DEI Monthly Book Collection

May marks Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, which celebrates the histories of Americans from across the Asian Continent and Pacific Islands of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia.  Feel free to explore selected literary works recommended by Fatoma Rad, MS LIS, MA HEA, Acquisitions Librarian at Farmingdale State College's Greenley Library.  For various DEI related reading and book titles of the month, please review the outlined list below.  We hope you enjoy this month's selection, all feedback is welcome.

Hana Khan carries on Physical book in library Click Here May is AAPI Heritage month  
The Joy Luck Club Physical book in library Click Here May is AAPI Heritage month  
We gon' be alright : notes on race and resegregation Physical book in library Click Here May is AAPI Heritage month  
Crying in H Mart : a memoir Physical book in library Click Here May is AAPI Heritage month  
American Islamophobia : understanding the roots and rise of fear Physical book in library Click Here April is National Arab Heritage Month (NAAHM)   
We are not here to be bystanders : a memoir of love and resistance Physical book in library Click Here April is National Arab Heritage Month (NAAHM)   
Freedom libraries : the untold story of libraries for African Americans in the South Physical book in library Click Here April has National Library week  
Black women shattering stereotypes : a streaming revolution Physical book in library Click Here Gender studies/equity  
Tomorrow will be different : love, loss, and the fight for trans equality Physical book in library Click Here Gender studies/equity  
Disability as diversity in higher education : policies and practices to enhance student success Physical book in library Click Here Disability/Accessibility  
Tomorrow will be different : love, loss, and the fight for trans equality Physical book in library Click Here Gender studies/equity  
Authentic Diversity : How to Change the Workplace for Good eBook, can be accessed via permalink using FSC credentials Click Here DEI on campus/in the workplace  

 

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Pursuant to the Federal and State guidelines and regulations prohibiting discrimination, Farmingdale State College is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual’s race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the University College community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law, or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.

The College’s policy is in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination and harassment. These laws include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as Amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, and the New York State Human Rights Law. These laws prohibit discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

 
Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and other laws, regulations and policies prohibiting discrimination may be directed to  Email. He can be located during regular business hours in Horton Hall, Room 130, telephone 934-420-2622. Inquiries may also be directed to the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, 32 Old Slip 26th Floor, New York, NY 10005-2500; Tel. 646-428-3800; Email OCR.NewYork@ed.gov.  

 

 

 

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

There are no upcoming Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence events at this time. Check back soon for upcoming events.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Horton Hall, Room 130
934-420-2622

Email

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

Email

Andrea Tew
Administrative Coordinator

Last Modified 5/18/22