Table of contents
"Welcome" (this page): recent SU announcements, language tools, and selected books, videos, and web resources.
"Library Resources": library services, selected print and electronic materials, databases, and research guides. Also: information for international students and veterans.
"Campus and Local Resources": Syracuse University resources, student groups, articles about campus, local community resources. For additional information for international students and veterans, please see also the "Library Resources" page.
"Diversity in Higher Ed": news from Schools and Colleges and around SU campus, teaching resources, national organizations (administration, faculty, student), articles, statistics
"Taking Action / Getting Help": report bias and access concerns, get support, take action.
"Diversity for Library Staff": committee information, organizations, articles, training resources
The SUL Diversity and Inclusion Team presents this guide as a springboard to recognizing, appreciating, and valuing all our diversities, without necessarily agreeing with or endorsing everything contained.
In April 2021, our colleagues in the College of Arts and Sciences created a Virtual Teach-In that discusses issues surrounding surrounding the trial of Derek Chauvin, and the murder of George Floyd, from racialized domination, to the interactions between Black communities and police, to police reform and self-care for traumatic stress. You can find the Virtual Teach-In here: https://thecollege.syr.edu/diversity-and-inclusion/syracuse-university-teach-in-on-the-chauvin-trial/
"The Libraries must serve as welcoming havens of safety, respect, openness, and accessibility to all members of our University community. Our doors are open to all who wish to pursue their creativity, research, and learning, no matter their skin color, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender identity, or disability."
David Seaman, Ph.D, Dean of Libraries and University Librarian, Syracuse University Libraries (see full statement)
A Language Guide from the Disability Cultural Center here at Syracuse University. The webpage also contains an extensive list of resources on the topic of "disability language and etiquette."
A series of very short documentaries, "A conversation on race", from the New York Times features numerous people speaking about their personal experiences. Some videos contain words that may offend viewers. Note: if you have a problem loading videos, try a different browser.
Below are just a few of the thousands of videos from TED.com. We offer these as starting points for reflection, and do not necessarily agree with or endorse the viewpoints of the speakers. Captions in multiple languages are available by clicking on the small box with three dots once the video starts. Additional videos can be found under "Library Resources."