These administrative areas are devoted in their mission to diversity-focused activities to support and educate our community.
The Bridges to Adelphi Program offers individualized comprehensive academic, social, and vocational services to Adelphi students who self disclose with Autism Spectrum Disorder, or other non-verbal learning disorders.
As well as providing outreach, training’s and education to schools, organizations, and families nationally and locally, the staff of the Bridges Program is a unique resource to the entire Adelphi community; collaborating on programming, providing experiential learning opportunities for current Adelphi graduate students, and offering training’s, consultations, and education to students, faculty, staff, and administration.
The Bridges Program was awarded the NASPA 2015 Gold Award for the Best College Student Health, Wellness, and Counseling support program in the country, and the Grand Bronze Award for the third highest rated program in all categories. The Bridges to Adelphi Program was also awarded the 2015 LICSPA award for the Most Creative College Support Program on Long Island.
The Office of Human Resources supports Adelphi University’s policy as an equal opportunity employer. The office is committed to:
The Office of Human Resources works with the Diversity Committee and other University departments to continue and expand diversity training.
The Interfaith Center, located in the Ruth S. Harley University Center, is open to the entire Adelphi community, including students, faculty, administrators and staff members.
The center fosters the ecumenical spirit on the campus; provides a welcoming space for those seeking spiritual worship and guidance; and encourages discussion of spiritual values and sharing of religious traditions.
Religious programs, lectures, discussion group, prayer and services are offered to the Adelphi community on a scheduled basis.
As the campus support system for international students, the Office of International Student Services promotes international awareness among the members of the Adelphi community and provides international students with advisement on immigration regulations and procedures.
Through programs and workshops, students are immersed in and learn about both academic and co-curricular opportunities to help ensure their success at both Adelphi and in the professional market. This office is here to help international students deal with the academic and social challenges of studying in the United States, as well as provide the appropriate immigration guidance and regulatory information.
Multicultural Affairs (within the Division of Student Affairs) seeks to promote an inclusive university environment by acting as an educational and co-curricular resource which prepares students to succeed in a heterogeneous and constantly evolving society. Through collaboration with various University departments and students, the office provides multi-faceted activities and services that educate and empower students, faculty and staff.
Multicultural Affairs supports the recruitment and retention of students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds as well as the academic success and personal development of all students, with emphasis given to students of traditionally underserved populations. Through these efforts, the office hopes to help the University attract and retain a diverse pool of students, faculty, and staff to the University; contribute to achieving such strategic planning goals as relevance in a changing world; and enhance the climate of intercultural cooperation at Adelphi.
Multicultural Affairs is highly visible in its efforts to address the concerns and interests of students, but also welcomes input from faculty, staff and administration, and will refer all concerns that fall under the University’s policies on anti-harassment or anti-discrimination are to the appropriate person or office.
The Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs provides leadership to the campus and support to the Provost on issues related to faculty recruitment, retention, and mentoring, with particular attention to working with search committees to assist in attracting a diverse and highly qualified pool of applicants. The Provost actively addresses discrimination and harassment allegations in a proactive, developmental manner in accordance with University policy and refer such matters to the appropriate University office, individual, or committee in accordance with University policy.
The Student Access Office ensures equal access to all of Adelphi University’s programs, services and facilities for students with documented disabilities. Through assistance, advocacy and reasonable accommodations, the office provides an accessible and supportive campus environment.
The office has many campus partners who provide programs, resources and services to all Adelphi students, including Bridges to Adelphi, the Center for Career Development, Distance Learning, the Learning Center, the Student Counseling Center and the Writing Center.
The office is actively involved in the planning and preparation of Adelphi University’s Commencement exercises, as well as University events, such as lectures, cultural events and many others.
The office’s policies and procedures meet the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and prevailing university policy.