Goal 3
A model of diversity and inclusion

Momentum: The Strategic Plan for Adelphi University, 2015–2021

Adelphi’s reputation as a community that values, welcomes and inspires every individual—among our students, faculty and staff—will grow on a national level.

Here is a sample of our key initiatives. / See some of our progress.

Recruit and Retain Diverse Faculty, Staff and Administrators

Increase Recruitment and Retention of Diverse Students

Create a Welcoming and Safe Campus

Ensure Curriculum Reflects our Goals of Diversity and Inclusion

See some of our progress:

Adelphi’s FCPE Leads the Way to Inclusive Learning
Becoming a model of diversity and inclusion means thinking about all types of learners, including students on the autism spectrum. Our Faculty Center for Professional Excellence is doing just that—creating course design that inspires the many students at Adelphi who have learning differences. Our approach to teaching is all about small classes and one-to-one interaction with professors, and although we think that is best for every student, it is an ideal model for students who need specialized supports to succeed. Our new director, Nathalie Zarisfi, is taking this to heart as she steps into the role.

› Read More About Nathalie Zarisfi

Why Adelphi Is Gaining Broad Appeal Among International Students
The personal touch of the Adelphi International (AUI) program makes students choose Adelphi over larger universities. What’s the proof that this personal touch is working? “I am happy to report that our current satisfaction rating is north of 95 percent,” James Boney, Ph.D., managing director of the program, said. He also pointed out that the Net Promoter Score (NPS)—the likelihood that someone would recommend the program to someone else—is “at the level of companies like Google and Apple.”

› Learn More About AUI’s Success

From Compound to Campus: Supporting Our Military Students
Adelphi provides powerful services for our military students. Now we’re spearheading an initiative to further strengthen this support system. As a Military Friendly School, we exceed the benchmark standards for campus culture and commitment by 81 percent. We also participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which provides significant education benefits to veterans, and we are ranked in the top 100 colleges for veterans by U.S. News & World Report.

› Read About Adelphi’s Support for Military Students and Veterans

Bridges to Adelphi Uses Grants to Help Students on the Autism Spectrum Get Involved and Get Hired
With grants from the Adelphi University Women’s Giving Circle, we are helping students on the Autism spectrum gain experience with volunteering on campus and landing jobs and internships. This ground breaking program helps students learn and experience college life while preparing for meaningful careers in their chosen fields.

› Learn How the Bridges Progam Meets Students’ Needs

Adelphi Shines a Light on Diversity With The Ghostlight Project
Students, faculty, staff, alumni and members of the public gathered as part of this national movement to show their compassion and support for people of all backgrounds. Joanna Georghiou, a first-year student, ended the night with a performance of “Stand in the Light” and a ghost light was lit in the entrance of AUPAC, where it will remain lit for the next four years, symbolizing Adelphi’s commitment to inclusion and compassion.

› View Photos From The Ghostlight Project Kickoff

14 New Diversity Certificate Workshops Are Scheduled for Spring 2017
These workshops have long waiting lists due to the immensely warm response to them from faculty, students and staff. Unlike day-long diversity trainings at other campuses, our diversity workshops are six intensive sessions including an experiential final project, led by Adelphi Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Perry Greene, Ph.D.

› Browse Diversity Certificate Workshops

66 Faculty Search Committee Members to Date Have Taken at Least Two of the Tests in the Harvard Implicit Bias Series
We have revised the Faculty Search Handbook to include additional strategies for diversifying our faculty.

An Expanding Mentoring Program Serves 20 Mentors and 26 Mentees
The Adelphi Mentoring Program was created to help ensure academic success, especially for students of color who may be the first in their families to attend college. LGBTQ mentoring is currently under development. The Adelphi Veteran Mentoring Program commenced in Spring 2017, providing academic and other forms of counseling, support services and assistance “by veterans, to veterans.”

› Explore the Mentoring Program