In collaboration with students, faculty and staff at SUNY Oneonta, the Center for Multicultural Experiences (CME) strives to promote an inclusive, welcoming and intellectually challenging environment that enriches the multicultural climate and contributes to the vitality of the campus for all students, faculty, staff and the community. The CME is committed to supporting the college's mission and, in particular, the Diversity Statement and the core values for diversity, equity and inclusion.
Our Mission Statement
The Center for Multicultural Experiences at SUNY Oneonta serves as place for students to feel safe to be who they want to be. The Center brings together students of all races, ethnicities, religions, gender identities and backgrounds while serving as a catalyst for change. Our hope is that our efforts allow everyone to feel included and welcome to have a voice in shaping our community. We further strive to acknowledge, embrace and affirm a broad vision of diversity that recognizes emergent communities as we grow and continue to provide leadership for campus wide diversity efforts. This network will be focused on improving the acknowledgement and acceptance of the worth of all individuals, providing a warm, welcoming, supportive atmosphere for underrepresented students to engage and enhance their lives regarding their social, intellectual, and interpersonal needs.
- Foster a community of community of individuals who boldly embrace diverse backgrounds, and appreciate the intersectionality of multiple identities.
- Serve as a resource and advocate for traditionally underrepresented populations.
- Maintain a positive campus climate grounded in multicultural competence and intercultural communication.
2020 Student Diversity Leadership Conference
The 2020 Student Diversity Leadership Conference will be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020 in the Hunt Union at SUNY Oneonta from 9-5pm. Students and staff from across New York State will present on topics including, but not limited to, social justice, diversity leadership, immigration, mental health, allyship, intersectionality, activism, leadership development, and more. Our keynote is Oliver W. Colbert (follow him on social media @oliverwcolbert). For more information, contact Faith Tiemann, Director of Multicultural Student Initiatives at Faith.Tiemann@oneonta.edu.