Priority 5: Develop an institutional infrastructure to drive change.

Key Partnerships

Securing resources for DEI initiatives is an ongoing process and takes many stakeholders. Key partnerships contribute to building capacity which support and foster inclusivity. This year, the Office of DEI partnered with areas of the college that sought to increase access and accessibility.

The Mother Cabrini Health Foundation has awarded a one-year grant to Russell Sage College’s Department of Nursing for a partnership to encourage high school students interested in nursing careers.

The I Can Achieve a Degree in Nursing program, or
ICAN, will create a collaborative community mentorship model for underserved youth to achieve a bachelor’s degree in nursing and employment as a registered nurse. The program will address the nationwide nursing shortage and focus on preparing a diverse workforce to serve underrepresented communities with accessible quality health care. ICAN will focus on the Black, Indigenous and People of Color communities in New York’s Capital Region. Sage will work with Albany Medical Center, the Black Nurses Coalition and Albany Leadership Charter School for Girls.

This program will recruit and support students from
target populations through high school partnerships;
match high school students with professional nursing
mentors from diverse backgrounds; provide academic
support to guide students through high school and a
nursing degree; motivate and guide under-represented and underserved minorities into professional nursing careers; and create meaningful employment and professional experiences in diverse health care settings.

Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, LLC Attorney Monica
Lenahan presented to faculty and staff on the Americans with Disabilities Act in Higher Education, which aims to increase the knowledge of faculty, staff, and administrators about the ADA and Section 504. Designed to provide the latest information on ADA and Section 504 regulations and guidelines, implementation strategies, and best practices for participants to understand the important responsibility of all Sage community members to eliminate discrimination against students with disabilities.

2022– 2023 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Plan

Progress Report Year 1 of 3

For details on goals, strategies, and results on priority 5 data, click the button below to view the final report.

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