Ithaca College will participate in Hillel International’s Campus Climate Initiative (CCI) cohort for the 2021-22 academic year. Through their collaborative work, campus administrators will learn the tools and best practices to ensure a positive campus climate in which Jewish members of the IC community feel comfortable expressing their identity and values.
“We are delighted to have been selected to join the Campus Climate Initiative led by Hillel International,” said Hierald Osorto, executive director for student equity and belonging. “Our partnership alongside 18 other institutions of higher education positions us at Ithaca College to continue to create a welcoming and affirming space for our Jewish students, staff and faculty.”
IC joins a wide variety of campuses across the United States, from large research universities to smaller liberal arts colleges, and both private and public institutions. The cohort also includes campuses that have dealt extensively with issues related to antisemitism in recent years and those that are seeking to proactively improve their campus climate for Jewish students.