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Alfred State College

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
10 Upper College Dr
Alfred, New York 14802
Phone
(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: http://catalog.alfredstate.edu/current/courses/courses-by-code.php?subject=soci&courseCode=1223)
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."
Faculty/Staff Requirements
  • An update on the "AU Commitment to Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression" in 2021 was provided. This includes "all professional library personnel participat[ing] in a retreat focused on implicit bias and microaggressions, with a focus on how these manifest in libraries and colleges/universities" as well as "requir[ing] all professional library personnel to participate in bystander intervention training."
Resources
  • 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.
Symbolic Actions
  • In August 2020, the Alfred University Libraries made a commitment to "Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression."
Last updated October 30th, 2022
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