Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity in the Classroom
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Diversity in the Classroom

The individuality of each person on our campus is integral to the character of the college. We embrace the notion that our differences give us opportunities for deeper understanding of one another and greater wisdom as a people. This commitment to a diverse and inclusive campus community is central to the college's mission.

Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award

2017 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED)

SUNY Oneonta is a two-time recipient of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. This national honor recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. Read more about the National Diversity Award.

Fast Facts

Full and part-time faculty: 468
Full-time faculty with terminal degrees: 85%
Annual Events


SUNY Oneonta, Hunt College Union
March 26, 2022, 8am-5pm

About The Conference:

The SUNY Oneonta Student Diversity & Leadership Conference is an event designed for individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to interact with student, administrator, and faculty presenters and exchange information to enhance multicultural comprehension, self-awareness, and leadership skills. Participants will apply the acquired skills, tools, and insight to advance their personal development and be effective leaders both on campus and in the surrounding communities.

Call for Proposals:

For the eleventh year, the Office of Equity and Inclusion at SUNY Oneonta is happy to host the Student Diversity & Leadership Conference!

We will be looking at how we view and interact with leaders in our world, schools, and communities, and how we can bring a more inclusive environment to all. We are excited to bring a variety of presentations and workshops to our attendees. Students and faculty who are interested in presenting are invited to submit proposals for presentations/sessions that will educate students about leadership, culture, beliefs, biases, inclusivity, etc., from their own perspectives.

Proposals will be evaluated based on relevance to current issues, potential appeal to conference participants, creativity, ingenuity, and applicability for participants after the conference. Suggested topics may include, but are not limited to: Leadership Development; Race/Ethnicity; Cultural Differences and Values; Intersectionality; Religion; Global Awareness/Global Education; Gender/Sexuality; Sexual Health; Political Effects on our Society; Self-Care; Disability; Civic Engagement/Social Justice, etc.

We welcome both student and faculty/staff presenters from on campus and from outside of our college community. The committee currently anticipates having presenters from off campus present virtually with the use of Microsoft Teams. Presenters from the campus community will have the option of presenting in person or virtually.

If you are interested in presenting at the SDLC, please submit a proposal here.

The deadline for presentation submissions is Friday, February 18th, 2022. The conference planning committee will review applications and will be choosing proposals to be a part of the conference. A notification regarding the status of your workshop proposal will be sent to you shortly after the submission deadline.

Any questions about the conference may be emailed to the SDLC Committee Co-chairs Andrew Stammel andrew.stammel@oneonta.edu or Katie Agar katie.agar@oneonta.edu."

SUNY Oneonta hosts numerous multicultural events. This webpage provides an up to date list of upcoming events in the sidebar on the right side of the page. Some of our recurring annual events include the following:


Multicultural Club Expo


Fall Fest
Center for Multicultural Experiences BBQ


Latinx Heritage Month and Kickoff
Common Read Mills Distinguished Lecture


Domestic Violence Awareness Month
SUNY PRIDE Conference


Native American Heritage Month
Dia de Los Muertos


SUNY Diversity Conference
Study Day Programming


MLK Day Celebration


Black History Month
Student Diversity Leadership Conference


Women's History Month
SUNY/CUNY Model Senate & Somos El Futuro Conference
Global Movement Festival


Pride Month & Lavender Graduation
Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Kente Graduation
Study Day Programming

If you are interested in adding additional events not listed here, please reach out to OEI.


Office of Equity and Inclusion
135 Netzer Administration Building
SUNY Oneonta
Oneonta, New York 13820

Phone: 607-436-2830

Diversity Education Program Request

The Office of Equity and Inclusion responds to all requests and will get back to you in a reasonable time frame to discuss additional details related to your request. Sessions are tailored to your group's needs so requests should be submitted at least two weeks in advance to allow for adequate consultation and planning. Thank you.

Request a diversity education program

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