Diversity Certificate

A comprehensive training program promoting a climate of intercultural awareness and respect across all members of the Adelphi community.

The Adelphi University Diversity Certificate Program is designed to promote a positive, respectful work place and learning space for all of our constituents. It is supported by the Office of Human Resources, Office of the Provost, Office of the President and the University Diversity Committee. The Diversity Certificate program is intended to address diversity and inclusion holistically including, but is not limited to, race, creed, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, and marital and veteran status.

The Program

The Adelphi University Diversity Certificate Program is composed of five (5) classroom workshops (four required and one elective) and a capstone experience, and is open to Adelphi faculty and staff. The workshops meet for 2‐3 hours and are led by our own Adelphi faculty and administrative expert facilitators. All participants seeking to earn a certificate must complete all five (5) workshops and the capstone within three (3) academic years to earn the certificate.

There is no tuition cost for Adelphi faculty or staff who participate in the workshops.

At the successful completion of the five (5) workshops and the Capstone Experience, the participant will be presented with a Diversity Certificate. Individuals are welcome to take individual courses based on their own interests, as long as any prerequisites for that course have been fulfilled.  The maximum enrollment is 15 participants in each workshop. Supervisors are encouraged to permit employees to participate in this program during work hours if coverage and workload allow.

Upcoming Diversity Certificate Workshops

Please note: all Spring 2017 workshops are full and registration is now closed. More workshops dates will be announced later this year.

Registration is required for all workshops. You must register for and complete Diversity and Cultural Competence in Higher Education and Addressing Racism to gain registration access for any other workshops.

For more information, please contact:

A. Brian Leander, Ph.D.
Manager of Training and Development
e – ableander@adelphi.edu or fill out our contact form

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Diversity in the world is a basic characteristic of human society, and also the key condition for a lively and dynamic world as we see today.– Jintao Hu

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How do we create a harmonious society out of so many kinds of people? The key is tolerance—the one value that is indispensable in creating community.– Barbara Jordan, American Politician, National Women's Hall of Fame, 1989 Hubert Humphrey Civil Rights Award, 1992 National Freedom Award, 1994 Presidential Medal of Freedom