Multicultural Life
and Diversity Office

Corey Union, Room 407-A
Phone: 607-753-2336
Fax: 607-753-2808

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Multicultural Life and Diversity Office

Helping make the campus feel more inclusive

Show me your Brave

SUNY Cortland's Multicultural Life & Diversity Office theme for the year of 2014-2015 is "Show Me Your Brave." Check us out on Twitter to see how our community members are helping make the campus more inclusive.


Connecting the Campus

...where the President knows your name.

We feel fortunate to have a President who often knows you by name and is frequently seen attending various student events and diversity trainings. Whether you are students, faculty, or staff we want this to be a welcoming place for you.


Connecting the Campus

Fall Diversity Retreat

The Diversity Retreat is one of our best events for the fall! Students of various backgrounds come together to celebrate diversity, learn from each other and develop trust. Join us in the Fall!


Diversity Conference 2015


On behalf of the Multicultural Life and Diversity Office, I would like to take this opportunity to invite students in your institution to propose a paper, panel, or creative art/performance piece to be considered for the 6th Annual Multicultural Life and Diversity Office Student Conference on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice: “Show Me YOUR Brave”.

The conference will be hosted by SUNY Cortland on Saturday, March 28, 2015.  Our Call for papers and presentations can be found on our webpage below along with our registration link. All proposals must be submitted to by February 20, 2015.

Last year our conference attracted participants from 11 schools with over 200 people in attendance.  This year, we are hoping to see the conference continue to grow. The 2014-2015 student conference theme: “Show Me Your Brave” is meant to inspire students to truly think about the meaning of bravery. We want students to challenge themselves to become advocates, allies and active students in society by engaging in difficult conversations around diversity, avoiding becoming  a bystander, speaking up when no one is watching, and reflecting on themselves to see just how big their brave truly is. The theme meaning is deeper than just showing others that “you are” brave, but rather taking ownership of the bravery you have inside of you to show others how big YOUR brave is.

As an academic student conference, this is a rich opportunity for students to build their resumes for graduate school and future job opportunities (graduate students may also present).  The conference is completely student run with all student presenters and a student-centered keynote.  Students also get the opportunity to work closely with a faculty or staff member on their campus as they prepare for and attend the conference experience. Below is the registration form to participate in the conference. You will also see the CFP Form below which is intended for those who wish to present at the conference.

Conference Forms located below

Registration Form

CFP Form (PDF)


We look forward to your participation!


Melissa Silva Da Costa Wilson
Residence Hall Director, Casey Tower
Interim Assistant Director of Multicultural Life and Diversity
The State University of New York College at Cortland
PO Box 2000
Cortland, NY 13045
Office: 607-753-4162