Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.09
Liaison Andrew Riley
Submission Date April 18, 2024

STARS v2.2

State University of New York at Morrisville
PA-7: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Bill Mitchell
Energy & Sustainability Manager
Facilities
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Does the institution have a publicly posted non-discrimination statement? :
Yes

The non-discrimination statement, including the website URL where the policy is publicly accessible:

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 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 Isabella Lambert, who can be reached at 315.684.6997 or via email at lamberie@morrisville.edu. 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; 646.428.3800; e-mail OCR.NewYork@ed.gov.


 https://www.morrisville.edu/handbook/policies/nondiscrimination


SUNY Morrisville 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 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.


https://www.morrisville.edu/compliance-information/diversity-statement


SUNY Morrisville is proudly committed to the continued work of creating and sustaining a diverse community that promotes equity and inclusion for all of its members. Faculty, staff, and the college encourage and celebrate diversity work that involves students as part of the college and surrounding community. Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion includes our promise to have a fully represented community which includes, but is not limited to, gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, physical capability, age, creed, sexual identity, veteran status, and economic means. SUNY MORRISVILLE WILL BE AN INCLUSIVE, OPEN, AND NURTURING COMMUNITY THAT REFLECTS THE POPULATION OF OUR STATE AND REFLECTS THE VALUE OF GLOBAL THOUGHTS AND IDEAS THAT IMPROVE OUR BROADENED VIEW AND EXPERIENCES FOR ALL OF OUR COMMUNITY MEMBERS. SUNY’s statutory mission statement declares the opportunity for educational services that will be provided by the state giving the broadest access to allow for full representation to all segments of the population. It is our intent at SUNY Morrisville to ensure that this commitment continues to be affirmed and supported on our campuses in Morrisville, Syracuse, and Norwich.


Does the institution have a discrimination response protocol or committee (sometimes called a bias response team)?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s discrimination response protocol or team:

The purposes of the bias team include:


Assist those who feel that they have been targeted in bias incidents to identify all of the remedies that are available to them.


Provide educational (not disciplinary or judicial) remedies in response to complaints of bias incidents (e.g., facilitated conversations for those who were involved, passive or active educational programming for groups, etc.)


Maintain a record of bias incidents and generate reports for use by the campus community.


https://www.morrisville.edu/mustangs/everyone/diversity-services/bias-response


 


Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit students from underrepresented groups?:
Yes

Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit academic staff from underrepresented groups?:
Yes

Does the institution have programs designed specifically to recruit non-academic staff from underrepresented groups?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s programs to recruit students, academic staff, and/or non-academic staff from underrepresented groups:

Student Recruitment: EOP - The State University of New York's Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) provides access, academic support and financial aid to students who show promise for succeeding in college but who may not have otherwise been offered admission. Available primarily to full-time, matriculated students, the program supports students throughout their college careers within the University. EOP strives to support all students in their efforts to become successful college students thereby progressing to successful professional careers.


 Academic/Non-Academic Staff Recruitment:


We are enrolled in the SUNY PRODiG (Promoting Recruitment, Opportunity, Diversity, Inclusion and Growth) program.
https://www.suny.edu/prodig/ 


PRODiG is a collaborative program in the SUNY system aiming to increase the number and share of excellent diverse faculty committed to advancing the ideals of diversity, equity, and inclusion; and strengthen the pipeline for retention and support of those faculty.  Preference will be given to candidates who are from a low-income background (e.g., Pell-eligible as undergraduates), were first-generation college students (students whose parents have not earned a bachelor's degree), have overcome adversity, are AmeriCorps alumni, and/or veterans. Increased representation of faculty members who have a demonstrated commitment to such ideals is important to building a community for success and well-being of our students. We have also invested in Diversity and Inclusion advertising measures, sharing job postings with candidates who have asked to receive job postings from colleges and universities that share an inclusive and welcoming work environment. 


Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support, academic support, or other programs designed specifically to support students from underrepresented groups on campus?:
Yes

Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support or other programs designed specifically to support academic staff from underrepresented groups on campus?:
Yes

Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support or other programs to support non-academic staff from underrepresented groups on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s programs designed specifically to support students, academic staff, and/or non-academic staff from underrepresented groups:

tyiStudent Support:


EOP - The State University of New York's Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) provides access, academic support and financial aid to students who show promise for succeeding in college but who may not have otherwise been offered admission. Available primarily to full-time, matriculated students, the program supports students throughout their college careers within the University. EOP strives to support all students in their efforts to become successful college students thereby progressing to successful professional careers.


CSTEP - SUNY Morrisville’s Collegiate Science & Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) is a scholars program designed to increase the number of students from under-represented populations who are pursuing professional licensure and careers in mathematics, science, technology and health-related fields. CSTEP prepares students through academic enrichment opportunities including financial support for books, success coaching, standardized test preparation, mentorship opportunities, personal and professional development workshops, etc.


Counseling Services – Counseling Services are free of charge for all students (part of the mandatory student health fee). Counseling typically involves working one on one with a professionally trained individual to help students resolve their concerns Counseling Services are private and confidential. Information from a student’s confidential record is only released if the student gives written consent.


Tutoring - The Tutoring Center offers campus-based tutoring for all students both by appointment and on a drop-in basis. Tutoring is available both face-to-face and virtually/online. Tutoring sessions may be one-to-one or in small groups of 2-4 students working on the same course. 


Academic/Non-Academic Staff Support:


SUNY Institutes – Black Leadership Institute (https://www.suny.edu/bli/) & Hispanic Leadership Institute (https://www.suny.edu/hli/)


EAP - NYS-funded initiative that’s designed to help employees and their immediate family members with any challenges they’re facing in their lives, whether they be personal or work-related, with the idea in mind that happy, healthy employees are best for the organization as a whole. https://www.morrisville.edu/office/employee-assistance-program


Does the institution have training and development programs, teaching fellowships and/or other programs that specifically aim to support and prepare students from underrepresented groups for careers as faculty members?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s programs to support and prepare students from underrepresented groups for careers as faculty members:

PRODiG: Goal is to create a comprehensive plan that demonstrates SUNY Morrisville's commitment to providing adequate support for a post-doctoral teaching fellow, enabling them to thrive and develop into a well-rounded scholar. This plan incorporates various elements to foster a diverse and inclusive academic environment where fellows can excel.


https://www.suny.edu/prodig/


SUNY Morrisville has been able to hire numerous alumni as ISA's - Instructional Support Associates graduating from 2-year and 4-year programs. These ISA's end up in permanent positions in various instructional levels from lab assistants, to lab and course instructors. Addition of a Master's degree has allowed the potential for a full-time, tenured instructional position. 


 


Does the institution produce a publicly accessible inventory of gender-neutral bathrooms on campus?:
Yes

Does the institution offer housing options to accommodate the special needs of transgender and transitioning students?:
Yes

Website URL where information about the institution’s support for underrepresented groups is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

https://www.morrisville.edu/mustangs/everyone/diversity-services/resources


https://www.morrisville.edu/mustangs/everyone/diversity-services/morrisville-identity-center 


https://www.morrisville.edu/report-a-hate-crime 


Applying resources towards student outreach for students identified as being part of an in-need population (ex. students in transition such as transitioning to college, first-gen, underrepresented student groups, etc), recently hired a Student Care & Case Manager to spearhead this effort. 


https://www.morrisville.edu/policies/diversity-equity-inclusivity


The data and information in this AASHE STARS framework section was provided by the Registrar at SUNY Morrisville, and the Vice President for Student Affairs & Chief Diversity Officer at SUNY Morrisville.


Current Performance Year FY-2022-2023: July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023. 


 


 


 


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