November 16

Diversity and Inclusiveness: Team Vision

5 Year Vision Statement

Binghamton University provides a welcoming, supportive, and nurturing environment where diversity, equity, and inclusiveness are valued and promoted in all aspects of university life.

*The D & I Roadmap team reviewed and adapted the "Core Principals" for Diversity, Inclusiveness, and Equity (Equity-Mindedness) ,with slight changes, from the Association of American Colleges and Universities as noted on their website:.

Diversity: Individual differences (e.g., personality, learning styles, and life experiences) and group/social differences (e.g., race/ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, country of origin, and disability as well as cultural, political, religious, or other affiliations).

Inclusiveness: The active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity—in the curriculum, in the co-curriculum, and in communities (intellectual, social, cultural, geographical) with which individuals might connect—in ways that increase awareness, content knowledge, cognitive sophistication, and empathic understanding of the complex ways individuals interact within systems and institutions.

Equity: The creation of opportunities for historically underrepresented populations to have equal access to and participate in educational programs that are capable of closing the achievement gaps in student success and completion.

Equity-Mindedness: A demonstrated awareness of and willingness to address equity issues among institutional leaders and staff.

*Association of American Colleges and Universities. 2012. aacu.org/compass/inclusive_excellence.cfm Making Excellence Inclusive. Washington, DC: Association of American Colleges and Universities.

20 Year Vision Statement

Binghamton University is the premier, public institution that other organizations emulate as the model of diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.

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Last Updated: 11/16/12