The Cultural Life Center Mission
The Center for Cultural Life (CCL) strives to provide an open-minded, welcoming, and safe environment for the Alfred State College campus and community. Through educational workshops/programs, professional training, advocacy, and outreach, the CCL facilitates students’ self-awareness, learning, and growth of different cultures, viewpoints, and experiences. The center supports individuals in matters of academic, social, cultural, and personal well-being, and promotes understanding and appreciation of differences, as well as similarities. The CCLL does this work through a cultural humble lens and subscribes to the three central tenets of this scholarly concept/framework.
These tenets are:
- Dedication to life-long learning and critical self-reflection.
- A commitment to addressing unethical systemic power imbalances present between institutions and people effected.
- A commitment to institutional/holistic accountability
Diversity can be broadly defined to include all aspects of human difference, including but not limited to, age, disability, race, ethnicity, gender, gender expression and identity, language heritage, learning style, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status, status as a veteran and world-view. Alfred State College does not discriminate on the basis of any of the above listed factors. Alfred State College is a member of the State University of New York, who focuses in particular on achieving equal access, meaningful academic and intellectual inclusion in curriculum, research and service, and holistic integration into the academic culture of higher education at all levels for New York State’s underrepresented populations and students who are economically disadvantaged. As a campus we recognize that our diversity makes us stronger, and strive to promote an inclusive environment for members of the Alfred State College community.
The office of Equity, Inclusion, and Title IX
Student Leadership Center, Suite 409
Student Leadership Center, Suite 401
Chief Diversity Officer and Title IX Coordinator: Matthew Ryan
Assistant Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Desmond Davis