Celebrating the Lunar New Year
In 2023, we welcome the Year of the Rabbit. Though often referred to as the Lunar New Year or Chinese New Year, this international
holiday is celebrated in many Asian countries. Overall, about 1.5 billion people worldwide
will take part in the new year festivities. The Year of the Rabbit, which occurs once
every 12 years with the last one in 2011, will last until the first new moon of next year.
SUNY Cobleskill joins all celebrants of the Lunar New Year, on campus and across the
world, in the shared hope for good health, prosperity, and the strengthening of bonds
between friends and family in the coming year.
Creating a Welcoming and Supportive Community
SUNY Cobleskill is committed to creating a community of practice that fosters the
exchange of ideas in a respectful and non-threatening way, and creates better understanding,
awareness, and opportunities to learn from each other.
We reject bigotry, hateful speech, oppression, harassment, bullying, and all forms
We believe in the inherent dignity of each person. We value fairness, civility, and
kindness. We listen to, encourage, and support each other. We seek to instill in
our faculty, staff and students a lifelong appreciation for the value of diversity,
equity, and inclusion so that we can create a better world.
Why Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Matters:
- SUNY Cobleskill may be the first opportunity for some faculty, staff, and students
to interact with people with diverse ideas and experiences.
- Faculty, staff, and student diversity adds intellectual and social vibrancy to our
college community and prepares students to thrive in a diverse and changing world.
- Dialogue between people with different perspectives, values, and backgrounds enhances
the appreciation of others, and encourages personal and professional growth.
- Successful performance in today’s workforce requires sensitivity to human differences,
and the ability to relate to people from different cultural backgrounds, and those
who hold different values and beliefs.
- Developing empathy and respect for the value and dignity of others is essential to
bringing an end to divisiveness and inequity.
SUNY Cobleskill Strategic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan 2017-2022
Are you interested in becoming a part of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council?
DEIC Interest Form