Our Commitment to Diversity
The University Counseling Center (UCC) strives to provide a safe and welcoming environment for all students. We recognize that Binghamton University students have a variety of intersecting identities, including age, ethnic/racial and cultural identity, religion/spirituality, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, socio-economic status, nationality, body shape/size, and ability. We strive to help students explore and affirm the importance of their identities and life experiences with regard to diversity, and how this might relate to the questions and issues students would like to address in counseling.
We recognize that students encounter barriers in the form of stereotypes, prejudice, discrimination, and oppression, and deal with issues related to power and privilege that significantly affect their well-being. We understand that these barriers can affect access to and experience of our services, and we are committed to helping overcome these barriers in a respectful, affirming, and educational manner.
The UCC staff members value our own diversity, challenge each other's biases, and support one another in providing more multi-culturally competent services. We understand that our progress toward multi-cultural competence is an ongoing process, and we support and challenge each other's journey through dialogue and professional development.