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Liaison Rachel Kornhauser
Submission Date Jan. 21, 2013
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State University of New York at Oneonta
PAE-8: Support Programs for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Andrew Stammel
Affirmative Action Officer
Affirmative Action Office
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Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support, affinity groups, academic support programs, or other programs in place to support underrepresented groups on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support underrepresented groups within the student body:

The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs provides support for the college campus in numerous ways such as offering diversity trainings to all students and whenever possible to faculty and staff as well. The Office's role is to ask the hard questions about prejudice and stereotyping to all students and to help facilitate a campus environment which values all its members as they pursue their education at College at Oneonta.The office oversees the AALANA Mentor Program, which is a peer mentorship program that assists freshmen and transfer students of color with the transition and ultimate success at the College at Oneonta. The office of Multicultural Student Affairs also serves as a drop in place for students to just say hi, ask specific questions about college events and services, as well as a space where students can voice concerns and feel supported.

The Center for Multicultural Experiences (CME): In collaboration with students, faculty and staff at SUNY Oneonta, the Center for Multicultural Experiences (CME) strives to promote an inclusive, welcoming, and intellectually challenging environment that enriches the multicultural climate and contributes to the vitality of the campus for all students, faculty, staff and the community. The CME is committed to supporting the College's mission and in particular the Diversity Statement and the core values for diversity, equity and inclusion, by developing, coordinating, and promoting a rich array of social and academic events that celebrate, embrace, and enhance one’s knowledge and understanding of individuals and groups from various racial, ethnic, and cultural communities.

Gender and Sexuality Resource Center: The mission of the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center is to provide education, support and advocacy for gender and sexual orientation equity to the SUNY Oneonta Campus and the greater Oneonta community. We exercise an active position for social and political justice with regards to sex, gender, and sexual orientation and their intersections with race, ethnicity, class, religion, age, and ability.

The Student Disability Services Office ensures that students with disabilities receive support services and accommodations that allow equal access to all College at Oneonta programs and the opportunity to realize potential and develop effective self-advocacy skills. To this end we work with both students and college faculty/staff to ensure that compliance with disability laws is being upheld throughout the institution.

The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at SUNY Oneonta serves educationally and economically disadvantaged high school graduates. The goal of EOP is to make higher education possible for students who are ineligible under traditional standards but who nevertheless have the potential for academic success. EOP provides academic support and financial support.


A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support underrepresented groups within the faculty:

The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs provides support for the college campus in numerous ways such as offering diversity trainings to all students and whenever possible to faculty and staff as well. The Office's role is to ask the hard questions about prejudice and stereotyping to all students and to help facilitate a campus environment which values all its members as they pursue their education at College at Oneonta.The office oversees the AALANA Mentor Program, which is a peer mentorship program that assists freshmen and transfer students of color with the transition and ultimate success at the College at Oneonta. The office of Multicultural Student Affairs also serves as a drop in place for students to just say hi, ask specific questions about college events and services, as well as a space where students can voice concerns and feel supported.

The Center for Multicultural Experiences (CME): In collaboration with students, faculty and staff at SUNY Oneonta, the Center for Multicultural Experiences (CME) strives to promote an inclusive, welcoming, and intellectually challenging environment that enriches the multicultural climate and contributes to the vitality of the campus for all students, faculty, staff and the community. The CME is committed to supporting the College's mission and in particular the Diversity Statement and the core values for diversity, equity and inclusion, by developing, coordinating, and promoting a rich array of social and academic events that celebrate, embrace, and enhance one’s knowledge and understanding of individuals and groups from various racial, ethnic, and cultural communities.

Gender and Sexuality Resource Center: The mission of the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center is to provide education, support and advocacy for gender and sexual orientation equity to the SUNY Oneonta Campus and the greater Oneonta community. We exercise an active position for social and political justice with regards to sex, gender, and sexual orientation and their intersections with race, ethnicity, class, religion, age, and ability.

Historically Underrepresented Faculty Dissertation Fellowship Program: SUNY College at Oneonta is committed to identifying scholars from historically underrepresented groups and advancing their careers. Among the College’s goals are increasing the diversity of its full-time faculty. To help achieve this goal, SUNY College at Oneonta sponsors the Historically Underrepresented Faculty Dissertation Fellowship Program designed to bring to campus visiting faculty members from historically underrepresented groups who will contribute significantly to advancing diversity and academic excellence. The Historically Underrepresented Faculty Dissertation Fellowship Program specifically aims to promote and support the careers of exceptional junior faculty from historically underrepresented groups. It is designed to provide scholars from historically underrepresented groups at the beginning of their careers the opportunity to experience fully the life of a college faculty member, to complete their terminal degree, and to develop or refine their teaching skills.

LGBTQ and Allies -- Faculty & Staff Coffee Hour: Network, Socialize, and Find a Community. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon of conversation in a safe and welcoming environment.

Women in the Workplace. A small working group of female faculty and professional employees has been formed called Women in the Workplace. This group will identify and address issues for women in the workplace. The initial charge of the group will be to have conversations with various groups of women on campus to discuss concerns they have. We expect that these discussions will result in themes such as maternity leave and tenure and promotion.
Diversity Research Initiative. The purpose of these grants is to support interdisciplinary diversity research at SUNY Oneonta; provide seed money to support external funding; support persons/teams who want to advance diversity research within their research agenda. This initiative will fund two grants per year to research/address areas related to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and socioeconomics in New York State.
The purpose of the interdisciplinary Research Grants Initiative is threefold:
1) Support interdisciplinary research projects on human diversity;
2) Support scholars who would like to establish diversity as part of their research agenda; and
3) Position interdisciplinary diversity researchers with seed money to apply for external funding.


A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support underrepresented groups within the staff:

The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs provides support for the college campus in numerous ways such as offering diversity trainings to all students and whenever possible to faculty and staff as well. The Office's role is to ask the hard questions about prejudice and stereotyping to all students and to help facilitate a campus environment which values all its members as they pursue their education at College at Oneonta.The office oversees the AALANA Mentor Program, which is a peer mentorship program that assists freshmen and transfer students of color with the transition and ultimate success at the College at Oneonta. The office of Multicultural Student Affairs also serves as a drop in place for students to just say hi, ask specific questions about college events and services, as well as a space where students can voice concerns and feel supported.

The Center for Multicultural Experiences (CME): In collaboration with students, faculty and staff at SUNY Oneonta, the Center for Multicultural Experiences (CME) strives to promote an inclusive, welcoming, and intellectually challenging environment that enriches the multicultural climate and contributes to the vitality of the campus for all students, faculty, staff and the community. The CME is committed to supporting the College's mission and in particular the Diversity Statement and the core values for diversity, equity and inclusion, by developing, coordinating, and promoting a rich array of social and academic events that celebrate, embrace, and enhance one’s knowledge and understanding of individuals and groups from various racial, ethnic, and cultural communities.

Gender and Sexuality Resource Center: The mission of the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center is to provide education, support and advocacy for gender and sexual orientation equity to the SUNY Oneonta Campus and the greater Oneonta community. We exercise an active position for social and political justice with regards to sex, gender, and sexual orientation and their intersections with race, ethnicity, class, religion, age, and ability.

Historically Underrepresented Faculty Dissertation Fellowship Program: SUNY College at Oneonta is committed to identifying scholars from historically underrepresented groups and advancing their careers. Among the College’s goals are increasing the diversity of its full-time faculty. To help achieve this goal, SUNY College at Oneonta sponsors the Historically Underrepresented Faculty Dissertation Fellowship Program designed to bring to campus visiting faculty members from historically underrepresented groups who will contribute significantly to advancing diversity and academic excellence. The Historically Underrepresented Faculty Dissertation Fellowship Program specifically aims to promote and support the careers of exceptional junior faculty from historically underrepresented groups. It is designed to provide scholars from historically underrepresented groups at the beginning of their careers the opportunity to experience fully the life of a college faculty member, to complete their terminal degree, and to develop or refine their teaching skills.

LGBTQ and Allies -- Faculty & Staff Coffee Hour: Network, Socialize, and Find a Community. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon of conversation in a safe and welcoming environment.

Women in the Workplace. A small working group of female faculty and professional employees has been formed called Women in the Workplace. This group will identify and address issues for women in the workplace. The initial charge of the group will be to have conversations with various groups of women on campus to discuss concerns they have. We expect that these discussions will result in themes such as maternity leave and tenure and promotion.
Diversity Research Initiative. The purpose of these grants is to support interdisciplinary diversity research at SUNY Oneonta; provide seed money to support external funding; support persons/teams who want to advance diversity research within their research agenda. This initiative will fund two grants per year to research/address areas related to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and socioeconomics in New York State.
The purpose of the interdisciplinary Research Grants Initiative is threefold:
1) Support interdisciplinary research projects on human diversity;
2) Support scholars who would like to establish diversity as part of their research agenda; and
3) Position interdisciplinary diversity researchers with seed money to apply for external funding.


The website URL where more information about the programs in each of the three categories is available :
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