DiversityEdu will be unavailable between June 21, 2021 and July 5, 2021 due to system upgrades.

Syracuse University continues to advance the commitments made to our students to provide a learning environment that is welcoming to all—in both vision and practice.  Our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and access is rooted in the belief that multiple points of view, life experiences, ethnicities, faiths, cultures, abilities and belief systems are essential to academic excellence.

As part of these efforts, we are pleased to partner with DiversityEdu, providers of online courses for building inclusiveness designed for higher education organizations.  DiversityEdu modules will introduce our community of scholars to new strategies for engaging in ways that promote inclusion, as well as reinforce the knowledge and expertise you already have. DiversityEdu will expand rather than restrict your options for engaging with others and inform rather than direct your decisions. DiversityEdu courses cover essential competencies like language use, definitions and monitoring assumptions, as well as offer strategies for communication and responding to microaggressions.

Course Completion Expectations

All faculty are expected to complete the course, DiversityEdu: Personal Skills for a Diverse Campus, before the end of the spring 2021 semester.  

Part-time instructors who are covered by the Adjuncts United contract should notify the designated administrator of their school or college once they have completed the course so they can be appropriately credited.

Faculty serving on search committees in the 2021-2022 academic year additionally are expected to complete the course, Skills for Academic Searches and Hiring (Faculty Course), which extends the personal skills course into concrete skills for diverse and inclusive hiring practices.  Search committee members, other than faculty members, who are otherwise not required to complete the Personal Skills course may elect to complete that course as well in preparation for their service on the search committee. At a minimum, non-faculty members will need to complete the full course, Skills for Academic Searches (Non-faculty Course).

Please note that faculty associated with the Whitman School of Management may have different expectations for course completion. If you are a faculty member in the Whitman School, contact Diane Crawford, executive director of institutional culture in the Whitman School, with questions about your requirements.

Access Your Course or Courses

Using the University’s Single Sign-On (SSO) interface, log in to the DiversityEdu learning management platform to begin your course(s). The course will be available on March 26, 2021.

Answers you provide to learning checks along the way will not be captured by DiversityEdu or Syracuse University. Your answers are used only to ensure you are engaging with course material and allow you to proceed to the next section. Answers to open-ended questions are not recorded.

If you have questions regarding DiversityEdu or specific requirements, contact facultyaffairs@syr.edu.  If you have technical concerns once you are in the DiversityEdu platform, please contact support@diversityedu.com. You should not use Internet Explorer to access your course(s).

Additional Learning Opportunities

Your commitment to expanding your awareness and developing skills is also supported by these additional programs and resources:

  • Synchronous workshops hosted by Provost Faculty Fellows Jeffery Mangram, associate professor, School of Education, and Melissa Luke, Dean’s Professor, School of Education
  • Asynchronous Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility workshops developed by the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (CTLE)
  • Drop into the Spring 2021 Brave Space Coffee Hour, also coordinated by CTLE (no registration is required)
  • Custom training and educational workshops offered by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI)
  • In-depth review of equity and bias in the context of hiring and faculty reviews (available by contacting Faculty Affairs)
  • Review the FAQ for faculty and staff from the Center for Disability Resources (CDR) for better ways to support students with disabilities/disabled students in their classes
  • Synchronous and asynchronous training and other workshops offered through the Office of Equal Opportunity, Inclusion and Resolution Services (EOIRS), including the Sexual Harassment Prevention Annual Training

Check out the University’s event calendar for more offerings, including those sponsored or co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Related Resources

Looking for information about specific policies or procedures that are common at Syracuse University?

  • Visit the EOIRS page on reporting concerns or requesting accommodation. You can also report concerns anonymously through the Stop Bias portal.
  • Review the various offices and services that enrich the experience of members of diverse groups and support equity, including annual events aimed at celebrating our diversity as a campus, and supporting our commitments to equity, inclusion and accessibility.