Diversity Council's Role
The Diversity Council serves in an advisory capacity to the President and the Affirmative Action Officer concerning issues of discrimination, equal educational and employment opportunities, and spearheads the efforts of assuring a hospitable working and learning environment.
- The Council will work to create a culture of inclusion on the FIT campus, fostering the development of understanding and respect for all members of our College community, by promoting the engagement of our college community among those who differ in background and knowledge, and by encouraging the entire College community to welcome diversity.
- The Council will work as a group to promote a culture that encourages personal development and growth in an inclusive environment that maximizes each individualís contributions to the college community, creating and maintaining effective relationships with diverse communities, associations, and other SUNY institutions to further the councilís objectives.
- The Councilís membership (32 members) is representative of the campus community and includes members from all employee divisions of the College, as well as students and alumni. The Council members advocate the ideals and principles presented in the affirmative action plan and help to produce programs and strategies to diversify our campus community. Members will serve for a term of three years, at which time, upon review of their contributions to the Council, they will be invited to continue to serve.