The Urban Mentorship Initiative is a distance-mentoring program where students from IC are matched with eighth grade students from The School for the Urban Environment (UE) in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. In this year-long program, mentors and mentees communicate through both structured and unstructured interactions.  Mentors and mentees also participate in 3 required trips.  In late September, IC mentors travel to Brooklyn to meet their UE mentees.  Then, at the end of the Fall and Spring semesters, UE students travel to Ithaca.  

The program requires a year-long commitment, including participation in a 300-level Sociology course (1.5 credit course in the Fall and 1.5 credit course in the Spring). Note: For Sociology majors and minors, the course counts toward the Social Change area. For more information please contact Dr. Belisa Gonzalez at


SOCI 30500 Practicum in Social Change I: Urban Mentorship Initiative 

CRN #21584; TR 2:35-3:50

Instructor: Dr. Belisa González




Rebecca Plante, associate professor of sociology, was invited by Colgate University (earlier in February) to give a talk on 'hooking up,' sex, and dating. It was the kick off event for their 'Yes Means Yes!' Positive Sexuality education series; about 125 students and faculty attended. She also consulted with staff and students at Colgate about campus sexual climate.


The faculty listed below were selected for recognition by the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Life (SACL) for their outstanding collaborative efforts, support of the SACL mission, and support of students in the out of classroom learning experience.


ITHACA, NY — At its February meeting, the Ithaca College Board of Trustees — and especially its Educational Policy Committee and Campus Life and Community Committee — engaged in thoughtful discussions with the administrative leadership about the educational mission of the college as a comprehensive residential institution; the quality of its curricular and cocurricular...


Congratulations to the following Ithaca College students who were inducted into Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society on October 15, 2012:

Nicole Belott

Eliana Blatt

Tessa Crisman

Jillian Doyle

Amanda Frey

Beth Greene

Jusan Hamilton

Kaitlin Harvey

Carly Jones

Christopher LeVan

Kevin McElrath

Deborah Moran

Keely Scowcroft

Natasha Thompson

Grace Woodward


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