Diversity & Community

Alfred University is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse, inclusive and welcoming environment for all university community members including students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Culture & Diversity

Alfred University is proud of its history of promoting equality and respecting diversity. Not only did we have a distinctive early role in co-education, but we also fostere...


At AU, our students are encouraged to make fun and exciting things happen, and our student leaders gain great skills as a result. We like empowering students to go out and ...

Social Justice

Forging strength through diversity and social justice has been a long-standing hallmark of our University. As people around the world face persistent and increasing dispari...

Diversity is integral to excellence. Diversity in a respectful, inclusive environment promotes critical thinking and increases the ability to communicate, work, and interact. These core values of diversity and inclusion also promote equity and social justice, and enhance the educational and employment experience by exposing us, and challenging us to consider, the experiences and perspectives of others.

Alfred University is committed to embracing diversity through the inclusion of individuals reflective of characteristics such as: age, culture, different ideas and perspectives, disability, ethnicity, first generation status, familial status, gender identity and expression, geographic background, marital status, national origin, race, religious and spiritual beliefs, sex, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, physical appearance, medical diagnosis, documentation status, and veteran status with special attention given to populations historically underrepresented or excluded from participation in higher education. The university’s commitment to diversity is a longstanding one that reflects our role and mission.

The Institute for Cultural Unity is a resource center that develops self-awareness and respect for others through the sharing of experiences and cultures

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Dan Napolitano

Asst Dean, School Art & Design