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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging at The Crane School of Music

The Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam, is committed to substantive change with measurable goals and transparency on our progress. This website will provide us an opportunity to share our efforts and progress with the wider Crane School community, and in the context of diversity throughout SUNY Potsdam, and to highlight the work of the Crane Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Committee.

Design Sprints

Throughout the 2021-2022 school year, members of the Crane Community were invited to participate in a solution-oriented series of think tanks aimed to provide our administration, faculty, and student body feedback and actionable ideas for equity, inclusivity, and belonging. Opportunities for participation included both in-person and virtual options. An assortment of meetings took place throughout the year highlighting needs of our unique intersections and fostering a more diverse student experience.

Together attendees brainstormed solutions, clarified institutional inequities, and recommended policy and curricular reform to our administration, faculty, and student organizations. Design sprints were focused on a number of affinity circles around student/faculty/staff identities, including BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, disabled, and those concerned with issues of gender equality.

BIPOC Affinity Circle Survey

The School gathered gathering feedback from alumni, faculty, staff, and students regarding the inclusiveness of the Crane School of Music community. With the survey window now closed, the information provided will be gathered and synthesized in a report.

2021-2022 Events/Initiatives