Center For Diversities & Inclusion

Students of all races, colors and creeds stand together in front of Southworth Library.


At SUNY Canton, we are dedicated to promoting and integrating diversity initiatives to enhance our students’ education, as well as developing a campus environment that values and respects human dignity and differences. Therefore, we recognize the importance of identifying and implementing new and more effective inclusive practices throughout campus operations; offering a range of activities designed to promote diversity and academic excellence; and engaging our students, faculty, staff, and the community in cross-cultural conversations and activities in-order-to promote enhanced cultural understanding and student success.

Canton strives to provide its’ campus community [students, faculty, and staff] with an environment of inclusiveness where everyone is welcome, and no one is turned away or feels left out.

Student Work

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Diversity and Inclusion Capstone Project

Students: Darrell Davidson, Tyron Jamison, Ashley Yarter, Stephen Grimsley

The purpose of this project is to help new and veteran students be comfortable with sharing their identity with those around them. This project should show that it's Who You Are that matters, Not What You Are. We want everyone to be able to express themselves without apprehension.

Staff Profiles

Lashawanda Ingram

Co-Chief Diversity Officer (CDO)
Lashawanda Ingram
Campus Center 211B
Fax: 315-386-7962

Emily Hamilton-Honey

Co-Chief Diversity Officer (CDO)
Emily Hamilton-Honey
MacArthur 526
Fax: 315-386-7962

Non-Discrimination Notice

SUNY Canton does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, disability, or age in its education programs, services, and activities, including employment policies and practices. The following people have been designated to handle all inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies:

Affirmative Action, Equity, and Compliance Coordinator/Director of Human Resources
Joann Ellis

Title IX Coordinator
Nicodeme Auguste

Section 504 Officer
Megan Riedl

All students, interns and College's employees are the purview of Civil Rights Compliance Officers.

The College offers a variety of career and technical education programs. For descriptions of programs and admissions criteria, visit Admissions.