The mission of the college, and of it's clubs like the Gender Sexuality Alliance is to create a safe, welcoming and accepting school environment for all people regardless of one’s sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, race or religion. The Alliance hosts interactive activities on and off campus that help educate fellow students on issues regarding hate, discrimination and human rights. The club has performed Moises Kaufmann’s The Laramie Project in the Cultural Arts Theater, sent student delegations to the annual Northeast LGBT Conference, and last year co-sponsored an event titled Sex(uality) and the City in which NYC-based LGBT authors read from their recent work, joined by several RCC students. The club also organized visits with transgender performer and activist Rebecca Kling. The Performing Arts Campus Players put on shows that deal with issues and awareness of the LGBT community, having performed plays such as RENT and Angels in America. The Performing Arts department also recently performed at the Candlelight Vigil for the Orlando Shooting in Rockland County, showing support for the LGBTQA community.
LGBTQ Student Opportunities
Colleges and universities want LGBTQ students, faculty and staff to be out and proud as part of the diversity of the campus community. The Campus Pride Index provides campuses the opportunity to come out as LGBTQ-friendly and take responsibility for continually improving their LGBTQ campus climate.
The Campus Pride Index features LGBTQ student opportunities by highlighting the positive work within higher education across the country. Prospective students and families may choose the best LGBTQ campuses searching the tool based on area of study, cost, location, type of campus and LGBTQ-inclusive policy, programs and practice for their college search.
Reminder: Learn more by signing-up for FREE to participate in Campus Pride's LGBTQ-friendly National College Fair Program in eight different cities and the Campus Pride National Online College Fair.
Commitment to LGBTQ Issues
The Student Involvement office is a safe space committed to those in the LGBTQ community and it's Allies. Every semester we try to provide events and programming geared towards awareness, as well as education. The office is a hub for most student activities and it will always practice inclusion to all walks of life.
Why you'll love SUNY ROCKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE
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Highlights & Organizations
National Coming Out Day/Drag Show
Student Leaders Ally Training
What Does it Mean to Be Trans Inclusive?
Beyond the Sticker: What it Truly Means to Be an LGBTQAI+ Ally
Groups & activities
SUNY ROCKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE Admissions Office
SUNY ROCKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE
145 College Rd.
Suffern, NY 10901
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Overall Campus Pride Index Score
The Campus Pride Index has a strong theoretical research foundation in LGBTQ current programs, practices and policies for safer, more inclusive campus learning environments. The index tool has been tested extensively since 2001 and recently updated with new, higher LGBTQ national benchmarks in 2015.
The Campus Pride Index is a vital tool for assisting campuses in learning ways to improve their LGBTQ campus life and ultimately shape the educational experience to be more inclusive, welcoming and respectful of LGBTQ and ally people. The index is owned and operated by Campus Pride, the leading national nonprofit organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create safer, more LGBTQ-Friendly learning environments at colleges and universities. Campus Pride commends the campuses participating in the index and their willingness to come out, be visible and actively advocate for improving higher education for LGBTQ people.
Note: Prospective students and families are strongly encouraged to research current state laws for any college/university you are considering. The Campus Pride Index is updated annually and only measures current campus policies, programs and practices. Find information about state laws targeting the LGBTQ+ population on the Movement Advancement Project’s Equality Maps at lgbtmap.org/equality-maps.
SUNY ROCKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE
LGBTQ-friendly break-down by inclusion factors
|Sexual Orientation Score||3.5 of 5|
|Gender Identity/Expression Score||3 of 5|
|LGBTQ Policy Inclusion||3.5 of 5|
|LGBTQ Support & Institutional Commitment||4 of 5|
|LGBTQ Academic Life||3 of 5|
|LGBTQ Student Life||2.5 of 5|
|LGBTQ Housing & Residence Life||1 of 5|
|LGBTQ Campus Safety||4.5 of 5|
|LGBTQ Counseling & Health||2 of 5|
|LGBTQ Recruitment & Retention Efforts||3 of 5|
|Sections greyed out mean the campus does not offer those services|
LGBTQ-Friendly Report Card
LGBTQ Policy Inclusion
|Non-discrimination statement inclusive of sexual orientation|
|Non-discrimination statement inclusive of gender identity/expression|
|Health insurance coverage to employees’ same sex partner|
|Accessible, simple process for students to change their name on university records and documents|
|Accessible, simple process for students to change their gender identity on university records and documents|
|Students have option to self-identify sexual orientation on admission application or post enrollment forms|
|Students have option to self-identify gender identity/expression on admission application or post enrollment forms|
LGBTQ Support & Institutional Commitment
|Resource center/office with responsibilities for LGBTQ students|
|Paid staff with responsibilities for LGBTQ support services|
|Ally program or Safe Space/Safe Zone|
|Actively seek to employ diversity of faculty & staff including visible, out LGBTQ people|
|Standing advisory committee that deals with LGBTQ issues|
|LGBTQ alumni group|
LGBTQ Academic Life
|LGBTQ studies program|
|LGBTQ specific course offerings|
|Actively recruit faculty for LGBTQ-related academic scholarship|
|New faculty/staff training opportunities on sexual orientation issues|
|New faculty/staff training opportunities on gender identity issues|
|LGBTQ faculty/staff organization|
LGBTQ Student Life
|LGBTQ & Ally student organization|
|LGBTQ & Ally graduate student organization|
|LGBTQ social fraternity/sorority|
|Regularly plans LGBTQ social activities|
|Regularly plans educational events on transgender issues|
|Regularly offers educational events surrounding intersectionality of identities for LGBTQ people|
|LGBTQ-inclusive career services|
LGBTQ Campus Safety
|Procedure for reporting LGBTQ related bias incidents and hate crimes|
|Active ongoing training for hate crime prevention|
|Active outreach to LGBTQ students and student organization|
|Trains campus police on sexual orientation issues|
|Trains campus police on gender identity/expression issues|
|Supports victims of LGBTQ sexual violence and partner violence|
LGBTQ Counseling & Health
|LGBTQ counseling/support groups|
|Trans-inclusive trained counseling staff|
|Free, anonymous and accessible HIV/STI testing|
|LGBTQ-inclusive health information and safer sex materials available|
|Trans-inclusive student health insurance policy which covers ongoing counseling services|
|Trans-inclusive student health insurance policy which covers hormone replacement therapy|
LGBTQ Recruitment & Retention
|Annually participates in LGBTQ admission fairs|
|LGBTQ student scholarships|
|LGBTQ mentoring program to welcome and assist LGBTQ students in transitioning to academic and college life|
|Special Lavender or Rainbow Graduation ceremony for LGBTQ students and allies|
|Admission counselors receive LGBTQ-inclusive training and resources|