Due to the unfortunate continued spread of the corona virus and because of recommendations from both state and university officials about in-person gatherings, our semester events will be conducted virtually. Please see our calendar of events for semester programming and like/follow us on social media to stay up to date with this year's engagement opportunities. Please contact the Equity & Campus Diversity office if you have any questions, thank you.
The goal of the BEYOND BOUNDARIES: DARE TO BE DIVERSE film series is to provide a multicultural experience through documentary films and community conversations. At each film showing there will be an opportunity for open dialogue among students, faculty, staff, and members of the Buffalo community.
Held in the beautiful Burchfield Penney Art Center, this community oriented academic experience is open to all. We hope to see you there!
Our three-part Diversity Dialogue Series has gained a reputation for combining the use of interactive activities and dialogues as a means for participants to discuss issues of diversity, inclusion, conflict, social justice. The Equity and Campus Diversity Dialogue Series has also been hailed for its ability to bring together Buffalo State’s students, faculty, and staff.
Cultural Cafe is an event series that brings together international and domestic members of the Buffalo State community over conversation, culture, and coffee. Meet new people and find common ground with other globally minded members of the community in a casual, relaxed atmosphere.
Free coffee and other light refreshments will be served. All are welcome!
Cultural Cafe occurs monthly on Fridays from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. in the Global Lounge on the third floor (southeast quad) of Butler Library
Spring 2020 schedule:
February 2015 was the launch of the I Love Consent Campaign, a prevention campaign against unlawful sex, rape, or sexual violence. The workshop series educates students on consent, what it is, and how to recognize it. Equity and Campus Diversity collaborate with Weigel Health Promotions to bring a workshop near you!
*Image Credit: Joe Morganti/ The Record
Men of Merit are men of excellence, distinction and integrity. These three qualities are essential for success in college and a career. The mission of the Men of Merit program is to foster these three qualities while encouraging members to stay in college, advance academically and serve their community as they become the men they aim to be. The program is open to all men enrolled at Buffalo State College and is currently accepting applications. For more information, contact Michael Heflin, Assistant Dean for Inclusion and Equity at 716-878-6210 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Student Ambassadors is a group of undergraduate students overseen by the Equity & Campus Diversity Office graduate assistant. This team of exceptional students are willing to go the extra mile to learn and help their community. As a group we try to engage the entire campus community through interesting and powerful events which serve as platforms to discuss modern-day issues. This group focuses on practicing leadership skills, helping at office events, entering office data, and helping to plan the annual men's and women's leadership conferences. Students from all disciplines and diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Get involved in your campus community while simultaneously building you resume.
SPRING SEMESTER ONLY
Campbell Student Union
In Collaboration with Buffalo State Music Department
The Buffalo State Presidential Diversity Awards recognize the accomplishments of faculty, staff, students, units and departments of the College that contribute to diversity and inclusion through exemplary leadership. Recipients should demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion through recruitment and retention efforts, teaching, research, multicultural programming, cultural competency, community outreach activities or other initiatives.
Opens on FEBRUARY 1, 2020 and closes on MARCH 15, 2020. Recipients will be announced, and all nominees celebrated in April at the Campus Diversity Student Leadership and President’s Council for Equity and Campus Diversity Annual Awards Celebration.
Criteria for Selection
Nominees should be current faculty, staff, students, units or departments of the College. Nominations can be submitted by individual employees (including supervisors, direct reports and peers of the nominees), students, College organizations, employee networks and diversity councils. Applications will be judged on the following criteria:
· Demonstration of emerging or sustained commitment to the values of diversity, inclusion, and/or equity by documented efforts that are above and beyond the routine expectations of the job or program
· Evidence of exceptional efforts to promote a College environment that is free from bias, harassment and discrimination
· Substantiation of the contribution that the individual, team, or unit has made towards advancing the College’s diversity and inclusion efforts
Areas of Accomplishment(s)
Success in leading and enhancing diversity and inclusion efforts can be demonstrated in many ways. Nominations should be based on demonstrated leadership or competencies in one or more of the following areas:
· Activities to recruit, retain, and professionally develop individuals who increase the diversity of our faculty or staff
· Activities to attract or recruit students who increase the diversity of our schools, or to help ensure the success of those students
· Activities to create leadership teams and department/units that promote a diverse and inclusive culture
· Sponsorship, development, or active promotion of programs, initiatives, or projects in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion
· Collaboration with campus or community groups in the creation, sponsorship, and implementation of programs, initiatives, or projects in the area of diversity and inclusion
· Recognition and celebration of exemplary individual and team behaviors that promote diversity and inclusion
The Diversity Awards Selection Committee will choose a maximum of two award recipients per year. Award recipients will be honored during the College’s Equity and Campus Diversity Annual Awards Program. Each Presidential Diversity Award recipient/unit/department will receive $1,000.00 towards participation in a professional development diversity conference, workshop or seminar.
Application Deadline and Instructions for Submitting Nominations
· Nomination period February 1, 2020 through March 15, 2020. Award to be applied for 2020-2021 academic year
· Use a separate nomination letter for each nominee. Make sure that the contact information is accurate and complete
· The nomination statement is to be attached and should not exceed two pages. The nomination statement should specifically identify the individual/unit/department contributions and accomplishments toward the College’s commitment to diversity and inclusion
· The nomination should include two letters of support. One of the letters of support should be from the supervisor, department chair, center director, or dean (in the case of an individual nominee) or from a supervisory individual representing the office
· Nomination applications should be returned to Equity and Diversity in Cleveland 415
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