FRED team at their training weekend

Diversity Dialogues

About the Facilitators Reimagining Equity and Diversity (FRED) Initiative:

The FRED team is a resource group compiled of administration, faculty, and students working towards making the Fredonia campus, including its individual departments and student groups, more open and accepting of all who wish to further their education here. The FRED team will continue to work with the university and its students to encourage intergroup dialogue, increase cultural awareness, and lead the charge in reimagining the Fredonia experience. The FRED team also works very closely with the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, not only to educate, but to prevent prejudice, discrimination, and oppression against all people, both on campus and in the community. Its ultimate goal is to contribute in creating a campus climate that is favorable to the development of human potential through acceptance and understanding, not just compliance. The FRED team also aims to break down communication barriers through the facilitation of campus workshops and discussions.

FRED team at a training weekend


Overcoming our Social Divisions

Dialoguing about Race

Improving Race Relations through Dialogue

Dialoguing about Gender in the Me Too Era

Transforming our Campus Community through Conversations, Diversity, Divisions, and the Place for Dialogue

Request a Dialogue for your Class, Department, or Student Group 

Suggest a Dialogue Topic

Inderdeep Bawja 


Dawn Eckenrode

     Director, Professional Development Center

Natalie Gerber

     Professor, English  

Sage Golisano


Kevin Hahn

     Associate Director, Residence Life

Judy Horowitz

     Associate Provost Graduate Studies, Sponsored Research, Faculty Development

Heather Martin

      Instructional Support Associate, Finance and Administration; Coordinator, Human Resources

Bernadette Marson

     Assistant Professor, Sociocultural & Justice Sciences

Toluwani Oloke

     Assistant Professor, Communication

Carmen Rivera

     Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Associate Dean, World Languages & Cultures; Director, Interdisciplinary Studies

Philip Seymore

     Coach, Men's Basketball

Timothy Snider

     Student; Resident Assistant


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