Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee promotes initiatives and addresses student concerns related to campus DEI. The DEI committee engages in discussions on how to ensure SUNY is a welcoming place to study for students of all backgrounds. The committee also researches topics for a variety of different cultures to dissolve common stereotypes and collaborates with other SUNY SA committees where appropriate.

To serve on the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee, please fill out the Committee Application Form.

Gaelle Jean-Baptiste

Chair

SUNY University at Albany, Educational Policy and Leadership

Favorite quote:

God is within her, she will not fall.

Hobbies:

DJing 

Jordan Roiland

Vice Chair

Jordan is a rising Senior in his fourth year at Stony Brook University. He double-majors in Applied Mathematics & Statistics and Biochemistry, with a minor in Chemistry. Jordan joined the student assembly in the Summer of 2020, feeling energized and passionate about the challenges our students are facing at the intersections of global crises including the largest modern pandemic and a renewed fight for racial justice. At SBU Jordan has found a passion outside of his majors as an RA for the Diversity and Social Justice Halls on campus. One achievement Jordan is particularly proud of is co-founding his campus’ oSTEM, a club supporting LGBTQ* scientists, and the issues LGBTQ* people face in STEM careers. Education and advocacy quickly became been the focus of Jordan’s college experience, and he plans on pursuing a graduate program in Public Health and Policy, focusing on the epidemiological risks LGBTQ* and “frontline and vulnerable communities” face, as described in the Green New Deal. Jordan is serving as the Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the SUNY SA, and is incredibly humbled to be an advocate for all SUNY students. Jordan wants all students to feel comfortable and empowered to reach out regarding any threat to DEI on our campuses, and promises to be proactive in preventing these threats.

Favorite quote:

“I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept.” -Angela Davis.

Hobbies:

Gardening, plants are my pets! Art as a medium for healing, introspection, and activism.

Members of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee:

Initiatives of the committee:

 

Check out Resolution 1920-41 Resources and Support for Immigrant and Undocumented Students, passed at the September 2019 meeting, at our resolution archive.

Check out Resolution 1920-30 Supporting Access to Pell and TAP assistance for Incarcerated Students, passed at the September 2019 meeting, at our resolution archive.

Check out the  blog article that Onondaga Community College student leader Jourdyn-Evonne Lee wrote on prison education programs.

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Please direct questions, comments, and concerns to Vice President Hershenson via email at Bradley.hershenson@sunysa.org

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