Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity


As a SUNY Morrisville student, you are part of one of the most diverse campuses in the SUNY system.

Morrisville faculty and staff are hired knowing this, and they consider diversity and inclusion in everything they do.

Because the most effective educational environment is one in which all voices are heard, we are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, physical capability, age, creed, sexual identity, veteran status, and economic means.

A vision statement in the college’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan backs up this commitment:

Our college will be an inclusive, open, and nurturing community that reflects the population of our state and reflects the value of global thoughts and ideas that improve our broadened view and experiences for all of our community members.

The staff of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is dedicated to creating and supporting an environment that promotes diversity in all forms. The college carries out this initiative through international coffee hours, cultural fairs, International Education Week activities, student clubs and organizations, and much more.

Each year the Sheila Johnson Institute (SJI) awards grants to faculty and staff that fund opportunities for students who promote leadership and diversity. SJI also provides matching funds for the Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarship Program, CSTEP, STEP, and EOP, all of which benefit students from historically underrepresented backgrounds.