Inclusion and Identity

Connect with our four Cultural Centers to learn more about their unique offerings, events, mentoring, student programs and services. Services are available virtually, on campus in 550 Bird Library and following construction in the newly renovated Schine Student Center.


Center for International Services (CIS)

The Center for International Services is the place to go on campus if you have questions regarding immigration regulations, passports, visas, insurance, employment and travel. Staff are available to offer advice, answer any questions or support you during challenges while living in the U.S. Additionally, the team helps with Syracuse Welcome in addition to hosting programs and resources throughout the academic year. Learn more on the CIS website.

New undergraduate international students at Syracuse University must complete mandatory International Student Orientation requirements in addition to attending Syracuse Welcome, the University-wide orientation. Learn more on the Center for International Services (CIS) Orientation webpage.

The Connections Program is a mentoring program offered by the Center for International Services for all new undergraduate international students. It connects current Syracuse University students (mentors) with new international students (mentees) just arriving on campus. Learn more on the Connections webpage.

The English Conversation Group Program promotes friendship and understanding between our English-speaking conversation group leaders and international students, scholars and spouses. Learn more on the English Conversation Groups webpage.

Mix-it-Up is a Center for International Services' initiative to further inclusion and intercultural understanding on the Syracuse University campus. Learn more on the Mix-It-Up webpage.

Orange Dialogue is designed to give undergraduate students an interactive experience that includes an opportunity to gain cross-cultural communication skills and conflict management training with Syracuse University experts, while engaging with peers through a variety of exciting outdoor recreational opportunities. Learn more on the Orange Dialogue webpage.

Phi Beta Delta Alpha Sigma Chapter at Syracuse University is the first honor society dedicated to recognizing scholarly achievement in international education and intercultural engagement in the community. Learn more on the Phi Beta Delta webpage.


Disability Cultural Center (DCC) 

The DCC connects you with your history, culture and cutting edge issues from an intersectional perspective. All events are interpreted in American Sign Language and are fully inclusive. Learn more on the DCC website.

Take part in adaptive winter and spring sports during IceAbility and OrangeAbility events!

Get fully engaged in campus life by taking part in our CRLA-certified peer mentoring program by and for disabled students. This is a great way to navigate campus and make new friends!

Learn more on the Access Mentoring webpage!

DCC hosts a fantastic lineup of speakers that engage our community in serious discussions about identity and intersectionality. More information will be shared on the Syracuse University Events Calendar.

As an Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE) member, this peer support community is for people living in recovery from addictive disorders and their allies.

Learn more on the Orange Recovery Community webpage today!


Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Resource Center

The LGBTQ Resource Center seeks to be a campus and regional leader delivering support, community, and education around marginalized genders and sexualities, and the complex intersections of our multiple identities. Learn more on the LGBTQ Resource Center website.

Each year the LGBTQ Resource Center funds a delegation of undergraduates to attend Creating Change, a national LGBTQ leadership conference. Learn more on the Creating Change webpage.

Topics and groups may change per semester, explore the Discussion Groups webpage to learn more.

The Identity Series is an opportunity to highlight some of the many identities in our vibrant and dynamic LGBTQIA+ communities. Join us to share stories, explore identity, and strategize for active allyship. This program is open to all. Learn more on the Identity Series webpage.

From LGBTQIA+ Student Socials, Queer Kickbacks, HoliGay, Pancake Study Break and more, the LGBT Resource Center hosts a variety of social events. Learn more on the Social Events webpage.

Share space with our beloved community as we practice strategies for radical self-love and develop tools for creating a more just society. Learn more on the Social Justice Series webpage.


Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA)

OMA provides the necessary support and guidance needed to encourage students to become members of a community respectful of differences. From one-on-one support for students of color to supporting students who are struggling with mixed messages they may receive in dealing with the issues of race and diversity in their own communities, learn more on the OMA website.

The WellsLink Leadership Program is an award-winning academic excellence and leadership program for first-year students of color who are not sponsored by any of the University's state or federally-funded programs. Through a series of structured academic, social and cultural enrichment activities, WellsLink scholars are trained for exceptional success and leadership at Syracuse University and beyond. Learn more on the WellsLink Leadership Program webpage.


The Native Student Program is a resource for Native students to support their transition to college. Students attend workshops to gain strategic information that promotes academic success while staying connected to their history. Learn more on the Native Student Program webpage.

fullCIRCLE is a sustainable, multilayered program designed to assist first-year and transfer students in effectively adjusting to the different challenges of college life, including those that are academic, social, professional and personal in nature. Learn more on the  fullCIRCLE webpage today.

Dimensions Mentoring Program is a peer-to-peer mentoring program for self-identified women of color. The program is specifically designed to provide mentoring to first-year and transfer women of color by pairing up with an upperclass woman who shares similar interests, and assists them in adapting to college life. Learn more on the Dimensions Mentoring Program webpage.

Verbal Blend is a premier spoken-word poetry program designed to enhance students' confidence in writing and performance of original poems. The program comprised of a seven-week writer's workshop series, performances, and peer reviews. Learn more on the Verbal Blend webpage.