How We Do It
Together, Adelphi students, faculty, staff, administrators and alumni are passionate about making positive change, breaking down barriers to success, and creating a University community where everyone belongs and all feel welcome.
See how we’ve been evolving since 2015, with our strategic plans Momentum and Momentum 2.
More Recent Progress
- In 2022 we enhanced the dining experience for visually impaired community members. All food kiosks in our University Center Dining Hall offer menu narration using individual headphones to assist with food selection.
- The School of Social Work’s Social Action Initiative supports student-centered projects for social change. The topic addressed by the social action initiative in the spring of 2022 was environmental justice and in the spring of 2021 was racial justice.
- Adelphi’s first annual Transgender Awareness Week was held in 2020.
- A new student group, the Indigenous Peoples Awareness Coalition (IPAC) was launched in 2020.
- As of 2020, diversity and inclusion education is mandatory for all student organization executive board members and professional staff.
- Adelphi’s first-ever First Gen events began in November 2020.
- Juneteenth became an official day of reflection for faculty, staff and students in 2020.
- The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Belonging hosts “First Fridays” for students to have meaningful conversations around topics that are relevant to their college experience.
- Students have access to real stories and implicit bias tests and resources through the Look Different course in the student portal.
- Residence Life conducts an audit of bias-related incidents in residence halls in collaboration with the Student Conduct Office.
- All Student Access Office and Student Activities staff participated in Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging for All online training.
- Library Resources has collected and made Diversity, Equity and Inclusion resources easily accessible.
- The Allies Conversation Series helps white community members become stronger allies for BIPOC community members.
- Preferred pronouns and preferred names are supported across the University.
- 41.3 percent of the Ruth S. Harley University Center renovation project was contract work awarded to women and minority-owned businesses.
- 100 percent of all resident assistants have completed Safe Zone training.
- A Diversity Coordination Panel for our Department of Public Safety and Transportation examines campus security procedures through the lens of diversity, equity and inclusion.