Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Get ready to dive into new, exciting experiences at SUNY Maritime. Our learning environment builds inclusive communities through various diversity training programs, events, and creative classroom integration tactics. You’ll stand to meet peers from all different walks of life, engaging in dynamic learning opportunities. Maritime is a warm, welcome place that celebrates diversity, offering representation for all voices. 


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Safe Space Training at SUNY Maritime for Faculty, Staff, and Students

SUNY Maritime is proud to foster, and facilitate Safe Space Training for Faculty, Staff, and separate sessions open to educate the student body. Safe Space was created to support the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Asexual and Intersex (LGBTQQIA) community by providing allies that students can reach out to, while also providing resources for them to refer to.

Maritime allies are a community that have undergone Safe Space training, and consider themselves open and knowledgeable about LGBTQQIA topics. These allies are representatives for students that identify themselves as LGBTQQIA members. Safe Space trained members may be noticed by the "Rainbow M" Safe Space sticker located in offices. The Safe Space Training program has been on campus since 2014. 

The program consists of a training program which culminates in participants signing a pledge and receiving a sticker to place on their doors, signaling that the space and the person inside it welcomes open conversation. Nearly 100 faculty and staff members have completed the training.

If you would like to inquire about upcoming training sessions, please email the Assistant Dean of Student Life & Orientation Arianne Romeo at: aromeo@sunymaritime.edu.