Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Mission & Vision
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.
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.
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.