Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committees, Councils, & Task Forces
A number of task forces and committees across campus help Adelphi make substantive progress toward our overall diversity, equity and inclusion goals by representing the diverse voices and input of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
These groups help the University and our community identify areas where progress is needed and help to drive and lead the change we want to see at Adelphi and beyond, for all our community members.
Please contact the listed campus leader to find out how you can contribute.
Adelphi University Diversity Committee
The Diversity Committee was established in 1998 and is charged with providing leadership and advancing the University’s diversity goals by monitoring and making recommendations to the President and Board of Trustees that will enrich our curriculum, diversity climate, and recruitment and retention. Committee membership includes representation from faculty, staff, administrators and students. Beginning in 2020, the Diversity Committee also includes representatives from each of the School/College Diversity Councils established in 2020.
School and College Diversity Councils
Adelphi’s individual School and College Diversity Councils were established in 2020 and are an ideal place for all our community members to help foster change in their schools/colleges. They work closely with the Academic Diversity Implementation Team and the University’s Diversity Committee.
College of Arts and Sciences:
Margaret Lally, Associate Dean firstname.lastname@example.org
Anthony Dotterman, Senior Lecturer, General Studies email@example.com
Robert B. Willumstad School of Business:
Contact: Joseph Celentano, Adjunct Faculty, Decision Sciences and Marketing firstname.lastname@example.org
College of Education and Health Sciences:
Pavan Antony, Associate Professor, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education email@example.com
Lyudmila Bryzzheva, Associate Professor, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Susan Dinan, Dean email@example.com
College of Nursing and Public Health:
Contact: Charles E. Cal, Clinical Assistant Professor firstname.lastname@example.org
College of Professional and Continuing Studies:
Andy Atzert, Dean, email@example.com
Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology:
Carolyn Springer, Associate Professor, Psychology firstname.lastname@example.org
School of Social Work:
Philip Rozario, Associate Dean email@example.com
Livia Polise, Director of Field Education firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Kimberly Mullins, Associate Professor email@example.com
Academic Diversity Implementation Team
The Academic Diversity Implementation Team is co-led by the Office of the Provost and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. It was established in 2020 and is responsible for implementing and benchmarking University-wide actions related to curricular enhancement and the hiring, mentoring, retention, teaching, scholarship and tenure of a diverse faculty body—growing and giving our diverse faculty members the support and resources they need to thrive at Adelphi.
Equitable Adelphi Action Team
Under the leadership of our Center for Student Involvement in the Division of Student Affairs, the Equitable Adelphi Action Team was established in 2020 as a student-centered council that will provide the University with recommended action steps and strategies for addressing and combating racism and all forms of oppression, implicit bias and microaggression.
Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Center
Selected in 2019 by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), Adelphi is one of only 24 institutions of higher education nationwide to be a Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Center. The groups works to erase structural barriers to equal treatment and opportunity on campuses and in communities. They will develop and implement activities that engage and empower the campus, working with groups such as Adelphi’s student mentoring program, athletics program, Greek organizations, faculty leadership, student organizations, staff and administrators who have expressed a commitment to racial education and healing.
The Adelphi University Mentoring Program promotes student success and persistence toward graduation, with an emphasis on reaching first-year students who will learn leadership skills, goal setting, financial literacy, and career skills through one-to-one working relationships with trained mentors from the University’s faculty and staff. This program is open to all students, but ideally, it is for those within their first year and is designed to serve Students of Color, LGBTQ+ Students, Veterans, and First-Generation Students.
Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Task Force
Established in 2020, our Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Task Force is composed of faculty and staff who are working to identify ways that Adelphi can better reflect and serve our greater community through the recruitment, retention and committed support of Hispanic students, faculty and staff.
LGBTQ+ Task Force
Adelphi’s LGBTQ+ Task Force works closely with the University Diversity Committee to further support the inclusion and acceptance of students, faculty and staff who identify as LGBTQ+. The Task Force is open to all members of the campus community and uses the Campus Pride Index assessment tool to identify areas of growth, new initiatives and new programs to accomplish its mission.
Adelphi Pride is a committee that develops strategies, initiatives and programs for acceptance and inclusion of the LGBTQ+ community. Open to all members of the campus community, its mission is to increase visibility of the LGBTQ community and its needs by connecting with allies, promoting education and increasing consciousness and sensitivity.
Student Veteran Task Force
Open to students, faculty and staff, the Student Veterans Task Force works to identify ways that Adelphi can recruit, retain and better support our student veteran community members.
DACA, International and Immigration Task Force
Representation of the task force includes university administration, staff, faculty, and students. The DACA, International and Immigration Task Force will ensure that the University continues to monitor the issues related to immigration and regulatory changes as they pertain to our university community.