Welcome to SSU Diversity
Sonoma State University strives to create a campus climate in which the desire to build trust among people is widely shared, and opportunities for enhancing diversity and a sense of community are encouraged and supported. We stand committed to fostering and sustaining a pluralistic, inclusive environment that empowers all members of the campus community to achieve their highest potential without fear of prejudice or discrimination.
We encourage every member of our university community to embrace the underlying values of this vision, and to demonstrate a strong commitment to supporting, retaining, and attracting students, faculty, and staff who reflect the diversity of our larger society.
We strive to build an exemplary educational community characterized by:
- an intellectual environment that is both challenging and nurturing
- encouragement and support for curriculum and pedagogy dedicated to diversity issues
- a commitment to social justice and equality
- a respect for human diversity
- a genuine appreciation of how the many differences among us enrich a liberal arts and sciences university.
If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us.
- For diversity-related questions for students, contact Mark Fabionar, email@example.com or 707 664-2710
- For questions regarding staff issues, contact Joyce Suzuki, firstname.lastname@example.org or 707 664-4470
- For faculty-related questions contact Melinda Barnard, email@example.com or 707 664-3236
Fall 2013 Events (as of 5/14/13)
Supporting Civility: Uncovering and Addressing Unconscious Bias (working title), Oct. 21, 4-5:15 p.m., SSU Cooperage
Preliminary sponsor list: SSU's Schools of Business & Economics, Education, Science & Technology, Hutchins Dialog Center. Women's and Gender Studies Department
Provost and Academic Vice President Sue Rosser*, San Francisco State University. Provost Rosser is a nationally recognized expert on issues such as discrimination, unconscious bias, and gender equity, especially in the sciences. She is the author of several books on these and related topics. Her recent books include:
Breaking into the Lab: Engineering Progress for Women in Science, The Science Glass Ceiling: Academic Women Scientists and the Struggle to Succeed, Feminism Within the Science and Health Care Professions: Overcoming Resistance
See her biography at www.sfsu.edu/~academic/provost.html
A post-lecture discussion will be lead by Margaret Anderson of the Hutchins Dialog Center.
Past Events and Speakers (Spring 2013)
- Donna Lopiano, Title IX Advocate (lecture)
- Sylvia Waters, Artistic Director of Ailey II (lecture)
- Cornel West, Author and Civil Rights Activist (lecture)
- Reflections of the Earth and Tradition: Contemporary California Indian Art (exhibit)
- Why Women Still Can't Have it All (lecture)
- Vagina Monologues (performance)
- Women's History Month Events
- Disability Awareness Month Events
Diversity Mapping Presentation
SSU Diversity Mapping Project: Findings and Recommendations by Dr. Rona Halualani, San Jose Sate University