Alfred University is proud of its history of promoting equality and respecting diversity. Not only did the school have a distinctive early role in co-education, but it also fostered acceptance of varied religious beliefs, ethnic minorities, gay and lesbian individuals, as well as international students. The founders of the University were strong, radical, and not afraid to speak out for what they saw as right: all people being treated equally.
Diversity Programs seeks to engage students in a supportive community where respect, activism, and awareness are promoted in an effort to develop passionate leadership and individual student growth through new experiences, cultural exposure, and education.
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Diversity Programs is a branch of the Center for Student Involvement that works closely with student organizations whose goals are centered on building multicultural competencies and understanding. These groups generally focus on race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality.
Some examples include:
- Umoja - Black Student Union
- Poder Latino - Hispanic Heritage Organization
- Students Advocating for Gender Equality
- International Student and Scholar Organization
- Spectrum - Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Ally Organization
- Indigenous and Americans United - Native American Organization
Find available up-to-date organization and contact information.
If you are interested in religious organizations, check out our Spiritual Life website.
If you would like to make a report regarding discrimination or bias affecting the Alfred community, please submit a report here. Reports may be filed anonymously.
Coordinator of Diversity Programming
Powell Campus Center
1 Saxon Drive
Alfred, NY 14802