Progress of Student Concerns and Recommendations
Find the concerns and recommendations presented by the #NotAgainSU students, primarily led by Black students, peacefully protesting and signed by Chancellor Kent Syverud on Nov. 21, 2019, and the University’s response to concern addendums and expansions that were addressed in February and March 2020.
Find the concerns and recommendations presented by International students and signed by Chancellor Syverud on Nov. 21, 2019.
Find the concerns and recommendations presented by Jewish students and signed by Chancellor Syverud on Nov. 21, 2019.
Find the concerns and recommendations presented by Indigenous students.
Recent Messages to the Community
August 19, 2021
August 11, 2021
June 30, 2021
June 2, 2021
April 30, 2021
April 26, 2021
- Board of Trustees Names Members of New Advisory Committee on University Climate, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility
April 20, 2021
April 6, 2021
April 2, 2021
March 29, 2021
March 24, 2021
March 19, 2021
March 17, 2021
Board of Trustees Special Committee on University Climate, Diversity and Inclusion
A Special Committee on University Climate, Diversity and Inclusion was established by the Board of Trustees to develop recommendations on programs, policies and initiatives to foster and strengthen diversity and inclusion at Syracuse.
Independent Advisory Panel
An Independent Advisory Panel, comprised of four experts unaffiliated with the University, is responsible for engaging with the campus community and providing advice to the Special Committee in developing recommendations to build a stronger institutional framework.
Independent Review of the Department of Public Safety
The Honorable Loretta E. Lynch of the law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP conducted an independent review of the Department of Public Safety, beginning in February, 2020. The University cooperated fully with the review, accepts the recommendations put forward by Ms. Lynch and her team and will move forward with their implementation.
Student Activism Engagement Team
The Student Activism Engagement Team is a collective of community stakeholders appointed by the senior leadership at Syracuse University. It assists students by expressing student concerns related to student activism, provides resource and guidance and connects students with areas and individuals that make decisions.
Creating an Inclusive, Welcoming and Safe Campus Community
Over the past four years, Syracuse University has taken action and made significant investments to foster an inclusive, welcoming and safe community. These include:
- Academic enhancements;
- Faculty and staff training and hiring for diversity;
- Regular updates to the community;
- A top to bottom review of Greek Life;
- Enhancements to Health and Wellness services;
- Student financial support and student employment services;
And many other actions. See a comprehensive list of actions and investments.