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SUNY Cobleskill

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
106 Suffolk Circle
Cobleskill, New York 12043
(518) 255-5011
School Information
"The State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill has been a leader in hands-on learning for more than a century. Today, more 2,500 students are enrolled in 59 associate and baccalaureate degree programs in the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the School of Business and Liberal Arts & Sciences. A SUNY Cobleskill education is defined by innovative, experiential learning. Our 100-year-old standard that students learn by doing was formalized in 2016 with the SUNY system’s first applied learning requirement, guaranteeing that every SUNY Cobleskill student graduates with real-world experience." The school also employs over 110 faculty. (Source:
General Information
SUNY Cobleskill has been implementing implicit bias training, procedural justice training, and additional reforms to campus policing. It is not yet clear whether the implicit bias training contains elements of C.R.T. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Admissions Policies
  • On June 29, 2023, SUNY’s Chancellor and Board of Trustees issued a statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision on race conscious admissions which reads in part as follows: “Today, the US Supreme Court attempted to pull our nation backwards in the journey toward equity and civil rights with an egregious ruling that will have serious impacts on students and families seeking the American dream of opportunity through higher education...Today’s decision threatens to undermine what progress has been made, by throwing up roadblocks and barriers when what’s needed are better paths and bridges...At SUNY, our resolve to provide opportunity for all has never been stronger. The commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion will continue to be a factor in every goal we pursue, every program we create, every policy we promulgate, and every decision we make."
Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • As part of the SUNY Cobleskill Strategic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan, the university is committed to diversity and bias training across the campus and DEI training and programming in the formal and informal curriculum.
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • Cobleskill has a General Education requirement to take classes in “Diversity: Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice.”
Disciplinary Measures
Program and Research Funding
  • SUNY Cobleskill has an Office of Multicultural Education. This office offers “programs and events that have a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusivity topics” as well as the Orange Table Talks program.
  • Cobleskill offers an award known as the Agent of Change Award which “recognizes a student who has shown dedication in promoting and facilitating the positive efforts of diversity and inclusion at SUNY Cobleskill.”
Re-Imagining Policing
  • The SUNY Cobleskill chief of police has been implementing training on "implicit bias, procedural justice, and fair and impartial policing".
  • On April 28, 2022, the SUNY Distinguished Academy is hosting a webinar discussion on Critical Race Theory, Race, Intersectionality, and the agency of diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice in education.
  • The university’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council has a page with numerous resources on diversity, equity, inclusion, bias, racial and social justice, Black Lives Matter, as well as workshops and trainings.
  • The DVRS requirement includes an option to take a class in “Anti-Bias Strategies Human App.”
  • Another option to fulfill the General Education DVRS requirement is to take “Diversity and Public Speaking.”
  • One option to meet the DVRS requirement is “Multi-cultural Literature.”
Symbolic Actions
  • In the Fall of 2022, the Unity Center was established. The center will serve as a hub for DEI programming and resources.
  • SUNY Cobleskill named its Chief Diversity Officer as Derwin Bennett. He helped to begin the $10,000 grant for the Knowledge on Diversity Initiative.
Last updated March 28th, 2024
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