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UC Multicultural Retreat - 2006The Three Phase Diversity Initiative Plan

Back in the Spring of 2006, the Diversity Committee proposed a three phase planning initiative. 

Phase I: Collection of information

The UC community participated in a series of dialogues, meetings, and round table discussions with student groups, faculty, and staff.  The UC community was invited to dialogue related to diversity and the issues surrounding what a Utica College statement on diversity might look like and what strategic planning we might do to support and sustain diversity on campus. In other words: What are the issues related to diversity on campus, and how do we define diversity as a UC community?

Phase II: Writing the statement and action goal planning

During this planning phase, the committee commenced the writing of a formal document that articulated a diversity/multicultural statement and includes perceived areas for action, proposed goals for the Utica College community in general and the Diversity Committee in particular, and strategies for achieving these action items and goals.

Phase III: UC Diversity Plan is written and action goals begin to be implemented

The Initiative Plan is currently being implemented.




Alane Varga
Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

(315) 792-3006
1600 Burrstone Road | Utica, NY 13502