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Religious inclusion at SUNY Cortland

Religious inclusion at SUNY Cortland

10/07/2022 

Dear SUNY Cortland community,  
 
Supporting our diverse multi-faith community is a key part of SUNY Cortland's campus culture. I ask the college community to respect students, faculty and staff by facilitating a culture of understanding and civility for religious holidays. 
 
Please make the appropriate accommodations to allow people to fully express their faith in accordance with NYS Education Law Section 224-A. Keep in mind that not all people within the same faith group practice their faith in the same manner and how they express their faith may change over time.  
 
A list of religious observances for the 2023-23 academic year is posted on the religious holidays and observances calendar. Faculty and staff should keep these dates in mind when creating syllabi, allowing for accommodations and scheduling major assignments, field trips and tests. 
 
Thank you for respecting all our faith communities as they celebrate holidays throughout the year.  
 
I would like to thank the members of the Religious Inclusion Committee for their work on this topic. For more information, please contact committee chair AnnaMaria Cirrincione Omilanowicz or visit the spiritual and religious diversity page online
 
 
All the best, 
  
Erik J. Bitterbaum  
President


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