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.

Activities Calendar


Student Orgs

Three students gathered around a table.

An important feature of campus life at SUNY Canton are the student governed clubs and organizations; designed to enrich your overall educational experience.

Center's Opening Ceremony

Diversities and Inclusion Center opening

SUNY Canton held a grand opening for its Center for Diversities and Inclusion April 20, 2017.

The center will serve as a home for an array of services and programs, such as diversity events, sensitivity training, student leadership development, mediation, tutoring, advising and advocacy.

“At SUNY Canton, our motto is ‘Everyone is Welcome Here,’ and the establishment of this center exemplifies our commitment to that philosophy,” said President Zvi Szafran. “We’re determined to be the place where everyone knows about and celebrates the diversity within our community, our state, our country and our world.”

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