Our Mission & Purpose
In alignment with the overarching missions and goals of the university, the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is charged with responding to, educating around, and reporting to the campus about campus climate concerns.
Campus climate concerns can include conduct, speech or expression that negatively targets, intimidates, or threatens an individual or group due to race, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, physical, mental, and intellectual disabilities, as well as past/present history of mental disorders.
Our Mission and Purpose
Our mission is to empower all students, staff, and faculty and to ensure they all feel safe, heard, valued, and included on campus.
We seek to provide interactions that help all students, staff, and faculty experience a sense of community and belonging and access to support resources to help our campus members navigate challenges that sometimes arise during their time at SCSU. We do not seek to limit academic freedom or freedom of speech and expression, but rather, to foster a campus community where students, faculty and staff of all identities feel welcomed and supported.
Our primary role is to review climate concerns, provide appropriate responses based on the nature of the incident, and work collaboratively to provide educational outreach to the campus. We do not replace any of the current procedures and protocols in place to resolve alleged violations of policies regarding student conduct, discrimination, sexual misconduct, or violations of criminal law.
Formal processes available on campus are:
If you have experienced a campus climate concern, you can submit a form by clicking this button to receive support:
Email for support: DEI@SouthernCt.edu