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SUNY Upstate is a community of diverse cultures. We realize that people celebrate a variety of holidays during various times of the year, and some people choose to celebrate none. Some celebrations are tradition based, cultural, spiritual or religious.

In recognition, and celebration of our diversity and to promote a civil, respectful and safe holiday season, we are encouraging all employees to take this opportunity to learn about different cultures and traditions.

If you have an event that you would like to add to the calendar, please send an email [email protected] with pertinent information about the event.

April: Chief Diversity Officer Candidates Presentations April 24, 25

Two Chief Diversity Officer candidates are on campus this week. As part of the interview process, each candidate will give a presentation for the campus community on “The Role of ODEI in Academic Medical Centers,” from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Ninth Floor Auditorium of Weiskotten Hall, 766 Irving Ave.

  • Dr. Stanley Byrd’s presentation will be held today, April 24. Boyd is chief diversity officer at Episcopal Health Services in Queens, N.Y.
    View the live stream here  ( Upstate login required )
  • Dr. Sipho Mbuqe’s presentation will be held Thursday, April 25. Mbuqe is interim chief diversity officer at Upstate Medical University.
    View the live stream here  ( Upstate login required )


September: Hispanic Heritage Month


April: Celebrate Diversity Month

Upstate’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion wants to hear from you. Since 2004, April has been recognized as Celebrate Diversity Month. It is a time to appreciate each other and gain understanding of our differences and traditions. 

Throughout the month of April we want to honor and celebrate the many cultures represented here at Upstate. Please send your cultural background stories to [email protected] and we will share them on our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Events page.