Institutional Diversity

The Office of Institutional Diversity exists to ensure that the Morrisville State College community understands and complies with both federal and state laws with respect to equal-employment opportunity and affirmative action.

The office also helps to guide the college’s efforts to provide access to employment and educational programs and to provide equitable opportunities to enhance success.

Strategic Objective No. 4.0

Improve the capabilities, competency and diversity of our employees

The primary goal of the Office of Institutional Diversity is to create a campus climate that is favorable to the development of the human potential of all faculty, staff, administrators and students.

To achieve this goal, the office has three major responsibilities:

  • Compliance
  • Equity of services
  • Diversity


Compliance addresses issues of affirmative action and equal-employment opportunity. The office seeks to ensure that the campus complies with all federal and state laws and SUNY policies and procedures and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, or marital or veteran status.


Equity seeks to redress issues of inequities and discrimination by providing necessary services and programs to enhance access, retention, and success of faculty, staff, administrators and students in a collegial environment.


Diversity seeks to address issues of campus climate and how diverse groups can learn and live in a pluralistic and multicultural environment.