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Syracuse University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
900 South Crouse Ave
Syracuse, New York 13244
Phone
(315) 443-1870
Email address
orange@syr.edu
School Information
"With 13 schools and colleges, 200 customizable majors and 100 minors, and online degrees and certificates, Syracuse University provides limitless educational pathways. New interdisciplinary areas ranging from social justice and artificial intelligence to energy and environment provide hands-on research experiences that broaden perspectives and prepare students for the careers of tomorrow. "Syracuse University has five award-winning study abroad centers and international programs in 60 countries to choose from where our students gain global perspectives that last a lifetime. "Life at Syracuse: There are nearly 22,000 students from all over the world taking part in clubs, athletics and gatherings of all kinds. With over 300 student organizations, you'll have plenty of opportunities to explore interests, pursue passions and engage with the Syracuse University community." (Source: https://www.syracuse.edu/about/)
General Information
Syracuse University is taking steps to revise its disciplinary measures. Students were warned by university administrators that they would face consequences if they failed to report "bias-motivated" conduct. Incoming students will be required to take a "diversity, equity, and inclusion module" as part of their training. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • "A diversity, equity and inclusion online module, available through EVERFI, has been added to the suite of online training modules that incoming students are required to complete."
  • Started in January 2021, the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Strategic Plan Taskforce partnered with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to release the five year DEIA Strategic Plan that provides DEIA educational training, programming, and special initiatives to the campus community.
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • Since Spring of 2021, Syracuse University’s Anti-Racist Algebra Coalition has been exploring anti-racism in algebra education and working “on designing and implementing social justice math units.”
  • In addition to FYS 101, which “covers topics such as discrimination and bias,” all Syracuse University students are required to take a course from the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) core courses that teach about systems of oppression and practices of resistance.
Disciplinary Measures
  • Students were warned by university administrators that they would face consequences if they failed to report "bias-motivated" conduct.
Resources
  • Syracuse University Libraries provides a number of resources and readings on racial justice in order to create an actively anti-racist campus community with readings from notable CRT scholars including Ibram X. Kendi.
Symbolic Actions
  • Syracuse University offers an annual Multicultural Graduation Reception following Commencement.
  • The Office of Inclusive Excellence at the university is committed to “augment and integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion within the college through education, research, dialogue, policy, and assessment.”
  • Syracuse University Athletics Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee promotes diversity and equity on campus through education, support, and recognition.
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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