Diversity & Inclusion

Respectful Work Environment

Ithaca College

Respectful Workplace Guidelines

The College is committed to maintaining a working environment that encourages mutual respect, promotes civil and collaborative relationships among faculty, staff, and students, and is free from all forms of harassment and violence.

A fair, inclusive and respectful community is vital to all individuals and is essential to our academic mission and institutional excellence.

Therefore, the College embraces the concept of a Respectful Workplace as a core value and is committed to promoting an environment where employees respect each other regardless of their roles or levels of responsibilities, or the nature of their contributions.

Ithaca College recognizes its responsibility to be a model of fairness and equal opportunity, providing intellectual and institutional leadership regarding issues of civility and respectful behavior.

To ensure the successful implementation of the statement, the College is committed to a system of responsibility, accountability, and recognition for all faculty, staff, and students that carries out the institutional values on Respectful Workplace behaviors.

Everyone Is Responsible For A Respectful Workplace

All employees are entitled to work in an environment which stresses acceptance, values diversity, and is free from any form of harassment. All members of the College community share a responsibility for observing the College's Respectful Workplace Guidelines, and in the process defining the College's respectful workplace culture.


Engaging Communities
Creating an Inclusive Culture: "The Truth Behind Bias, Bullying and other Derailing Behaviors"

The 5th annual Engaging Communities Luncheon event will be held on Thursday, February 20, 2014, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the Emerson Suites. Join us as we explore and celebrate the notion of community and culture.  It is necessary to RSVP for this important event as seating is limited.

This year's speaker, Craig B. Clayton, Sr., Director & Diversity Strategist at the Institute for Diversity & Cross Cultural Management at University of Houston, has provided the following resources for use by the Ithaca College community: