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At Syracuse University, we believe diversity makes us all stronger.

We are fully committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive and respectful campus. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is rooted in the belief that multiple points of view, life experiences, ethnicities, cultures and belief systems are essential to academic excellence.

How We Foster Diversity

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Syracuse University is working to create a more inclusive and diverse environment that expands and elevates the educational experience for everyone on campus. This approach involves addressing different aspects of campus life to ensure that all members of the University community feel welcome and supported.

Spaces and Resources Fostering Diversity on Campus

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Inclusive and Accessible Spaces

Across campus, we provide a variety of culturally affirming gathering spaces and services for students to find community and support. All students are welcome within these spaces to share their voices and perspectives.

Learn more about these spaces
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Center for Disability Resources

The Center for Disability Resources (CDR) provides a platform that supports students and strengthens equity and inclusion in our community. From reshaping built environments to providing assistive technology, the center seeks to advance universal design and full inclusion to foster independent, self-determined learners.

Learn more about CDR

Additional Resources and Services

Diversity and Inclusion Resource Center

The resource center offers helpful content, videos, how-to guides and more on how to foster diversity across campus.

Diversity and Inclusion Affinity Groups

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion provides guidance to staff, faculty or students who would like to build a shared community amongst individuals with similar personal or professional interests based upon mutual understanding and/or identity through an affinity group.

Women in Leadership Initiative

Women in Leadership supports professional development for women on campus through education, awareness and mentorship.

Committees and Workgroups

The Disability Access and Inclusion Council, the Council on Diversity and Inclusion and the Academic Leadership for DEIA leads the effort to dismantle structural ableism at Syracuse University.

Diversity and Inclusion Commitments

At Syracuse University, we are fully committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive and respectful campus community. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is rooted in the belief that everyone’s contributions matter—and we make space for people and perspectives from all backgrounds, nationalities and religions.