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Diversity as Personal Responsibility

diversity as personal responsibility

Upcoming Events: Please check back in the fall.


Past Events: 

Non-Apparent Disabilities in Higher Education
Panel Discussion with Dr. Jeffry Iovannone - Visiting Assistant Professor English, Director of Women's and Gender Studies, Juli Legnard - Sophomore Student, Dr. Kathleen Magiera - Associate Profesor, Curriculum & Instruction

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will be hosting a panel for faculty, staff, and students designed to explore and discuss the issues of non-apparent disabilities in higher education. The event will focus on how these disabilities impact students, as well as the resources available at The State University of New York at Fredonia.  Light Refreshments will be served.

Coming to Fredonia: The Global Student Perspective

Faculty, Staff, and Students are invited to attend a panel presentation from The State University of New York at Fredonia students regarding their cultural perspectives, concerns, and experiences. As our campus begins to ponder what it means to be and support a global community, come engage with current international and culturally diverse students about their experiences living, learning, and participating in the Fredonia community.  

Deconstructing Racism on The State University of New York at Fredonia’s Campus
Panel Discussion with Dr. Brian Boisvert - Assistant Professor, Modern Languages & Literature, Dr. Guangyu Tan - Assistant Professor, Curriculum & Instruction, Dr. Anna Thibodeau - Associate Professor and Chair, Language, Learning & Leadership, and Ms. Monica White - Associate Vice President for Student Affairs

This session continued the conversations regarding diversity explored by Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings during her visit to campus in August. Invited faculty and staff panelists explored the current environment regarding racial diversity on the The State University of New York at Fredonia Campus.

Diversity as Personal Responsibility: Transgender Awareness and Support
Presenters: Dr. Bill Boerner, Chief Diversity Officer; Dr. Jennifer Hildebrand, Associate Professor, History; and Dr. Jeffry Iovannone, Visiting Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies

Participants will gain a perspective regarding how they can support trans-identified and genderqueer students by becoming familiar with key terms and concepts, learning about current trends and best practices in higher education, and becoming aware of what has been done on campus to promote gender inclusivity and what further steps could be taken.

This lecture series is sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion and the PDC

For more information regarding the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, please visit:

Questions? Please contact: Dr. Bill Boerner at 




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