Frequently Asked Questions

We know you have questions, and we’d like to help.

Why is it important to a have a diverse campus community?

Diversity is needed to remain relevant to the students, faculty, and broader community we serve and to reflect the changing demographics of the population and the growing globalization of society. Diversity is an affirmation of the richness of human differences, ideas and beliefs. Advancing diversity in the context of higher education involves promoting a climate of intercultural awareness and respect, engaging the curriculum in a way that fosters appreciation for the depth and breadth of diverse thoughts and perspectives; and actively seeking a diverse student body, faculty and staff at the University.


Where can I go, or who can I go to, to address issues or concerns related to diversity, particularly those concerns dealing with harassment and discrimination?

Members of the Diversity Committee can direct inquiries on diversity and discrimination to the appropriate offices and groups, including to such resources as the University’s Anti-Discrimination, Harassment (including Sexual Assault) and Retaliation Policy (see-Office of Human Resources website), or the Anti-Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Panel. You can contact the committee online using our simple form, or email us directly at AUdiversity@adelphi.edu.


What are the University’s policies on campus protests and free speech?

The University has created a guide to address common questions around campus protests and free speech and the University’s policies.


What does the Diversity Committee do?

The Diversity Committee plans and promotes initiates designed to value diversity at Adelphi. The Committee serves as a venue through which concerns about and advancement of diversity can be addressed. Learn more about the Diversity Committee.


Who are the members of the Diversity Committee?

The committee is interdisciplinary and collaborative, and is made up of faculty, staff, student and administrative representatives from all areas of campus. View a full list of committee members.


Do you have more questions about Diversity at Adelphi?

We want to hear from you! Fill out our brief contact form to send us your comments, questions and concerns. Submissions may be included in future updates to the FAQ,

 
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Thoughts on Diversity

We are going forward with the idea of a multicultural, a multinational state, trying to live in unity, at the same time respecting our diversity…. But we need to all come together so we can live united.– Evo Morales, 1st Indigenous President of Bolivia

Thoughts on Diversity

Accordingly, globalization is not only something that will concern and threaten us in the future, but something that is taking place in the present and to which we must first open our eyes.– Ulrich Beck, German Sociologist