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SUNY Brockport's Better Community Statement:
"As members of the State University of New York College at Brockport, we choose to be a part of an academic community that is dedicated to principles that foster integrity, civility and justice.
As citizens of a broad and pluralist society, we encourage those of all cultures, orientations and backgrounds to educate, understand and respect one another in a safe environment.
We respect the dignity of all persons and assume the best about them.
We challenge and reject all forms of bigotry while striving to learn from each other’s differences.
We celebrate our differences while appreciating our similarities.
We value an inclusive environment that is accepting of each other’s cultural, physical, cognitive, social and professional differences.
We respect the rights of each and every member of the community, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, medical condition, disability or socioeconomic status.
We realize that our common interests exceed our individual differences."
Review the College's Better Community Statement in full at: https://www.brockport.edu/about/diversity/about/better_community_statement