Student Affairs
Drawn to Diversity

Drawn to DiversityChampioning Equality Through creative exhibits and programs, Alfred University's Drawn to Diversity program aims to “teach history, inspire artists, cultivate dialogue, and fight ignorance using popular art and media forms.”

Promoting Partnerships
In 2006, Marvel Comics and MTV provided support for AU students to explore diversity issues through comic books. The yearlong program culminated with a colorful stage show featuring students dressed in superhero costumes and detailing the history of civil rights.

In 2008, diversity jumps off the comic book pages and into the supermarket aisles as it explores the history of advertising icons such as Uncle Ben, Aunt Jemima, Chiquita Banana and a dozen other famous advertising creations.

Drawn to Diversity, an Alfred University educational program, has announced plans to use advertising campaigns from various consumer products to teach history and promote equality. Wegmans Food Markets Inc. has agreed to partner with the University by allowing educational displays to be launched in its Hornell, NY market.

Overcoming Ignorance
Throughout 2007, Alfred University students presented their educational workshops to numerous elementary schools, high schools, and professional audiences.

For the first time, Drawn to Diversity will also be an academic course taught by Alfred University Director of Student Activities Dan Napolitano.

Learn more about Drawn to Diversity

Questions, comments, and support can be directed to Dan Napolitano, Director of Student Activities by phone 607.871.2175 or email