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Alfred State College

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
10 Upper College Dr
Alfred, New York 14802
(800) 425-3733
School Information
"Alfred State, a residential college of technology, provides career-focused education enriched by the liberal arts. With about 80 dynamic majors — offering engaging course work in both traditional classrooms and the real world — Alfred State provides students with unparalleled preparation." (Source:
General Information
Alfred State offers a course "Power, Privilege, & Difference." Alfred State does not currently require Critical Race Training sessions of all students. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • The Center for Equity, Inclusion, and Title IX offers workshops and training with topics ranging from "safe zone training" to "privilege walk."
  • In October of 2020, the Alfred State athletic department worked with Shawn Newton from the Newton Consultancy Group to provide student-athletes with education on racism. Newton presented a program titled, "Racism: Breaking it Down and Breaking it Apart," which is designed to "enhance people's awareness of the phenomenon of racism and the methods and techniques to dismantle it."
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • As of the Fall 2023 semester, ASC's General Education requirement includes a "Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice" component in order to fulfill the 30 credit hours of coursework.
Faculty/Staff Requirements
  • ASC's College of Technology states that it would require faculty to "participate in diversity training each year."
Program and Research Funding
  • The Center for Intercultural Unity at ASC "facilitates students' self-awareness, learning, and growth regarding different cultures, viewpoints, and experiences" and "support[s] and promote[s] under-represented student organizations, including, but not limited to LGBTQ+, students of color, women, veterans and military service, international students, and faith-based groups."
  • Alfred State offers a course, "Power, Privilege, & Difference," which "examines the social forces at work directing the distribution of power and privilege in American society. Using a sociological perspective, students learn about the multiple hierarchies defined by class, race/ethnicity, gender, and sexuality and the consequences of one's location in them. Students will learn intersectionality theory and its application to the study of inequality; that 'difference' is socially constructed in systems of privilege to create 'otherness,' and, in turn, prejudice and discrimination."
  • Alfred State's Library offers research guides on systemic racism.
  • ASC's e Center for Equity, Inclusion, and Title IX provides a list of "anti-racist" resources which include: "A Kids Book About Racism," How To Be An Antiracist," and "Me and White Supremacy."
Last updated April 19th, 2024
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