Creating a Culture of Respect- Community Education Requirements

This Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging for Students Module  engages all learners–regardless of ability, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity–in creating respectful and inclusive campus communities at Ithaca College.

This 40-minute course introduces incoming and transfer students to key topics including: 

  • Identity and Selfhood 

  • Identity Transitions 

  • Power, Privilege, and Oppression 

  • Bias and Unconscious Bias 

  • Respect 

  • Allyship 

  • Self-Care


Link to class: 

Our Spring  2024 DIB course was made available on November 27th 2023, and must be completed by January 17, 2024. Use your IC username and password to log in and begin the course.

*****Important: Please note that completing this module is required in order to register for IC classes in future semesters.*****


Consider taking this DIB in multiple sittings, rather than all at once. When you log back in, you can continue where you left off. When accessing the course, make sure:

-You are checking your Ithaca College email account and not a third party account that may not be linked yet (Gmail, Yahoo, your high school email account).

-You check your spam/ junk folder in the IC email account just in case. 

-You allow any blocked content to be seen and trusted when opening this email (the prompt at the top of the message) to make sure the link is viewable and clickable. 

-You are not trying to access the course on your phone. A tablet, iPad, laptop, or desktop are strongly suggested and the course may not open on your phone. This course is best supported by the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, and Safari (preferred), or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11+

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions:

 As an academic community, Ithaca College is committed to providing an environment that encourages scholarship and personal growth. Students are expected to develop maturity, self-sufficiency, responsibility, self-understanding, and an understanding of and respect for the rights of others. This course is a first step towards talking about our community values and putting our college diversity statement in action. 

The course includes confidential surveys to help personalize your experience and to measure attitudes and behaviors in our student population. ALL SURVEY RESPONSES ARE CONFIDENTIAL. IC will only receive information about the student body as a whole and will never see an individual student's answers.

 To access the Vector Support Center, simply click on "Help" once you're in the course, or go directly to this link:

If you have any questions or concerns about your Alcohol Edu completion status, contact Michelle Goode at for more information. 

We ask that you consider all the possibilities for accessing a computer.  A friend or family member may be willing to let you use their computer for this purpose.  The course can be completed on a computer, iPad, or tablet with access to the internet and audio capabilities.

If it is truly impossible to access a computer with necessary technical capabilities, you may receive an extension to complete the course until a solution can be identified. Please contact The BIPOC Unity Center  at, or call (607) 274-7777. 

No.  there is no required course for parents and caregivers.