The BIPOC Unity Center provides advocacy for students in a variety of ways. The Center offers dedicated spaces for students to feel affirmed in their whole selves, honoring their unique multiple identities and lived experiences. The Center also works to support community building by bridging connections between students, faculty, staff, alumni, and local community members.
The Students of Color Coalition (SOCC) is facilitated by BIPOC Unity Center staff and focuses organizing collaborative efforts amongst students of color to foster unity and solidarity across the greater Ithaca College community. All members play an important role in giving input and feedback on any and all things that are created by the coalition. Their goal is to use a decentralized structure that holds everyone accountable and responsible for their part in the unity. Efforts range from movie screenings and discussions to town hall meetings. These meetings are typically held monthly throughout the academic year.
Interested in Adding Your Voice?
Contact the BIPOC Unity Center with questions about SOCC at BIPOCunity@ithaca.edu.
Located within the BIPOC Unity Center, Egbert Hall (Campus Center) Suite #339, the Prayer & Meditation Space is meant to serve and support all students and the holistic wellness of the university community. This space allows individuals of all religious faiths and non-religious beliefs to experience a place for peace, prayer, meditation and/or reflection throughout the day. The space is not intended for any organized programs or meetings. The need for an interfaith space can depend on the needs of the users in each setting and support those who gain access to the room, so we are open to feedback if there are other items needed!
Located within the BIPOC Unity Center, Egbert Hall (Campus Center) Suite #339, our Sensory Room is a setting where stimulation can be controlled and provided individuals to engage in self-stimulating activities. The room has a wide-range of materials and objects such as: variety of different fidget toys, light therapy box, sensory bottles, dim lighting, sensory panels, soft music, white noise, and soft, low seating. The need for a multi-sensory room can depend on the needs of the users in each setting and support those who gain access to the space, so we are open to feedback if there are other items needed!!!
ICUnity connects Ithaca College’s underrepresented groups—including but not limited to students, alumni, families, and other campus community partners who have been historically underserved due to identity, orientation, ethnicity, disability, national origin, or religion, or who are the first generation of their families to attend college. ICUnity provides a network of dedicated academic and business professionals, opportunities for inclusive social interaction, and ways to improve intercultural communication between its members and allies. If you or someone you know is interested in serving as an ICUnity volunteer, please contact Carmen Torrado Gonzalez, Program Coordinator, at email@example.com or (607) 274-1392.