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SUNY Geneseo

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
1 College Circle
Geneseo, New York 14454
Phone
(585) 245-5000
Email address
admissions@geneseo.edu
School Information
"Founded in 1871, Geneseo is a premier public liberal arts college. Nationally recognized for excellence and value in the liberal arts, Geneseo is known for its exceptional faculty, its welcoming atmosphere, and its reputation for producing successful alumni Located on 220 acres in the historic Village of Geneseo, and a short drive from Rochester and Buffalo, Geneseo offers a warm environment for learning and discovery. The campus embodies the classic aesthetic of Northeastern colleges with brick walkways, shade trees, and ivy-draped buildings." The university enrolls over 5,500 students, has an 18:1 student-faculty ratio, and offers 50 undergrduate degree programs and 25 interdisciplinary minors. (Source: https://www.geneseo.edu/about)
General Information
SUNY Geneseo launched its “Becoming an Anti-Racist College” project. Additionally, the university announced in 2020 that it is revamping its admissions review process, including "modifying our standardized testing requirements and financial aid awarding process to address bias, promote racial equity." Furthermore, as part of its 2016 Diversity Strategic Plan, the university developed "cultural competency programming for all employees." See developments below:

Actions Taken

Admissions Policies
  • Financial Aid and Admissions procedures will be modified to account for “bias.”
  • The university is revamping its admissions review process, including "modifying our standardized testing requirements and financial aid awarding process to address bias, promote racial equity."
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • The Department of Communication committed to "providing educational resources about social awareness by integrating social injustice related topics into our curriculum and offering courses that highlight antiracism practices and IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility) efforts."
Faculty/Staff Requirements
  • The Fraser Hall Library will educate itself "to develop cross-cultural awareness and sensitivity."
  • As part of its Diversity Strategic Plan, the university will, "Develop cultural competency programming for all employees."
  • As part of its Diversity Strategic Plan, the university will, "Provide training on unconscious bias to hiring managers, search committees and personnel committees."
Resources
  • “Becoming an Anti-Racist College” project was launched. Project will feature a “Cultural Harmony Week”, as well as a “Diversity Summit”.
  • The Department of Communication has established an Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) Committee
  • Fraser Hall Library will, "Incorporate inclusive pedagogy when teaching information literacy and research skills so all members of the SUNY Geneseo community can create knowledge."
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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