Updated: Jun 8
Hello everyone, I am a current graduate student at the State University of New York at Binghamton. In this blog, I will share my personal experience to demonstrate and highlight the extremely healthy environment we have here at the university for students from various cultural and racial backgrounds, ethnicity, gender, interests, and orientations. I still remember my first day at the university when the International Student and Scholar Services hosted a friend-wheeling event for all the newly joined international students. I had the pleasure to make friends from countries like Vietnam, Turkey, Japan, and Italy. Events like these greatly facilitate diversity and inclusion and reinforce feelings of acceptance.
At Binghamton, we have a number of graduate student organizations for international students from across the globe. Groups such as Arab Student Organization, Binghamton university Japanese Association, Indian Graduate Student Organization, Iranian Student Association of Binghamton, and many more are there to help students make a smoother transition to the United States.
In terms of Diversity, the University provides limitless support in all possible ways.
The Society of Women Engineers(SWE), Girls Who Code, The National Society of Black Engineers(NSBE), and The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers(SASE) are a few student clubs that greatly exemplify the Inclusion principle in the DEI.
The University has checks and balances to ensure the prevention of harassment, discrimination, or bias of any kind against the students. Binghamton provides students with equal opportunities without any bias towards race, nationality, sexual orientation, gender, or disability. Equity is something, everyone, at Binghamton university respects and habitually follows.
Neha Prabhakar Patil, Masters in Computer Science, State University of New York,