SUNY Geneseo's Statement of Community and Diversity

SUNY GENESEO'S STATEMENT OF COMMUNITY AND DIVERSITY WAS APPROVED BY PRESIDENT CHRISTOPHER C. DAHL AND BY THE FACULTY SENATE

Geneseo holds among its core values the ideals of community and diversity. Our community is defined as a group of faculty, students, and staff who live and work together at Geneseo because they share common goals that are based on the ideals of higher education rooted in the liberal arts.

Although they share common goals, the members of the Geneseo community also differ in many ways. Diversity at Geneseo is defined in part as differences in individuals that are manifested in their race, ethnicity, national origin, language heritage, world-view, religion, gender, sexual orientation, class, physical ability, learning style, geographic background, mental health, age, and relationship status.

Geneseo recognized that the individuals who make up our community bring to it unique perspectives and knowledge that contribute to its richness and vibrancy. Because Geneseo also holds educational excellence among its core values, it recognizes that its progress as a community toward such excellence is predicated on its ability to embrace both the diversity of its members and the vigorous exchange of their ideas.

Geneseo calls all members of our community to share responsibility for the ongoing work of continually recreating a sense of inclusion, belonging, and empowerment, so that together we will achieve our individaul and collective aims, and experience the intellectual liberation that is at the heart of the educational enterprise.