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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

As a hub for intercultural connection and social justice, the College of Arts and Sciences is committed to intellectual openness and the joy of learning from people of all experiences, backgrounds and perspectives.

It is part of A&S' mission that all students, faculty and staff be able to fully participate in, benefit and grow from the liberal arts experience, while ingrained business, hiring and academic processes and policies are identified, examined and overhauled transparently, meaningfully and equitably.

Gwen Pough headshot.

Meet Gwendolyn D. Pough, new associate dean of diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility for the College of Arts and Sciences.

The entire A&S community is encouraged to engage in open dialogue and learn more about DEIA initiatives by participating in events and visiting the campus partners listed below.


Upcoming Events

Black History Month Celebration Events

Feb. 1, 2024, midnight - March 3, 2024, 11:59 p.m.

In honor of Black History Month (BHM), Syracuse University’s Multicultural Affairs, within the Student Experience Division, hosts a series of events in the month of February in collaboration with campus departments and student organizations. Black History Month honors the rich traditions of the African Diaspora through programming. The unique contributions and dynamic histories of people of African descent will enliven the Black cultural aesthetic via programming, dialogue and cuisine. Please see the full schedule of events below:

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“But I Didn’t Mean It That Way”: Unpacking the Impact of Microaggressions

Feb. 21, 2024, 10 a.m. - Feb. 21, 2024, 11:30 a.m.

While some may believe the road to equity and inclusion is “paved with good intentions,” language that is left unchecked can have a destructive impact. Microaggressions are more than just words; they are subtle acts of exclusion. Not only do we need to identify what they are, we need to unpack why they cause harm, and how they differ from other acts of discrimination. This interactive workshop will allow participants to critically reflect on their intentions vs impact with regard to language and learn strategies to intervene when they observe microaggressions occur.

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Breaking Bread Together

Feb. 21, 2024, 11:30 a.m. - Feb. 21, 2024, 1 p.m.

Come join The Engineering and Computer Science Student Success & Career Services Team on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024 at 11:30 in the Link Hall Lobby for some traditional Black cultural food and to learn about Famous Black Engineers.

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