A comprehensive training program promoting a climate of intercultural awareness and respect across all members of the Adelphi community.

The Adelphi University Diversity Certificate Program is supported by the Office of Human Resources, Office of the Provost, Office of the President and the University Diversity Committee. It is intended to address diversity and inclusion holistically, including, but not limited to race, creed, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, and marital and veteran status.

Required Workshops

The Adelphi University Diversity Certificate Program, open to Adelphi faculty and staff, is composed of five (5) online workshops (four required and one elective) and a capstone experience. The workshops meet for 2-3 hours and are led by our own Adelphi faculty and administrative expert facilitators. All participants seeking to earn a certificate must complete all five (5) workshops and the capstone.

This workshop provides an overview and rationale for the importance of promoting diversity and cultural competence in higher education. The workshop addresses issues related specifically to race, ethnicity, gender, class and intersectionality.
(Prerequisite: None)

This workshop defines racism and provides illustrations of its influence in the workplace, on‐campus and in the classroom. The workshop participants will explore strategies for recognizing racism, as well as actions to take to diminish its influence.

Prerequisite: Diversity and Cultural Competence in Higher Education

This workshop helps participants recognize implicit biases and micro‐aggressive behavior that may exist in themselves and others, particularly as it relates to race, religion, gender and gender identity, class, ethnicity and people with disabilities.

Prerequisites: Diversity and Cultural Competence in Higher Education and Addressing Racism

This workshop explores gender stereotypes and bias (both conscious and unconscious), with particular emphasis on Title IX. The workshop focuses on such issues as gender bias in the workplace and classroom and provides an overview of the federal law, as well as its history and implications in higher education.

Prerequisites: Diversity and Cultural Competence in Higher Education and Addressing Racism


All participants in the certificate program must choose one or more of the following course options.

A SafeZone is a place where all people can feel safe, supported and welcome, particularly members of the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender communities. This workshop explores micro-aggressive and discriminatory behavior; inclusive language use; the complexity of sexual identity, as well as specific actions that can be taken by individuals and groups to become allies and create SafeZones.

Prerequisites: All four required workshops in program

Using the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as its foundation, this workshop addresses the nuances of disability etiquette; legal responsibility and accountability; and awareness concerns from an equity and access perspective.

Prerequisites: All four required workshops in program

The workshop will help participants explore issues, behaviors and practices of white privilege through techniques utilizing non‐judgmental approaches to anti‐racism and intercultural competence, particularly in the workplace.

Prerequisites: All four required workshops in program

Required Capstone Project

The Capstone project is completed after all required and elective workshops have been successfully completed. Contact training@adelphi.edu for instructions.

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