SUNY ROCKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE




Campus Facts & Figures

Rating
CAMPUS PRIDE
INDEX
3
out of 5
Stars

The Campus Pride Index is an overall indicator of institutional commitment to LGBTQ-inclusive policy, program and practice. How is this calculated?

Region: Mid-Atlantic
City/State: SUFFERN, NY
Locale: Small Town (10,000 to 25,000)
Student Population (FTE): 7,500
In-State Tuition: $4,299.00
Out-of-State Tuition: $8,598.00
Institution Website: http://www.sunyrockland.edu
Institution Type:
Community College

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 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.

Our Synopsis

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.

Featured Quotes

Why you'll love SUNY ROCKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE

As long as you are happy, does it matter who you fall in love with?

— Anon

Highlights & Organizations

Upcoming events


10/11/2017

National Coming Out Day/Drag Show

4/20/2017

Student Leaders Ally Training

4/20/2017

Second-Chance Prom

10/20/2016

What Does it Mean to Be Trans Inclusive?

10/21/2016

Beyond the Sticker: What it Truly Means to Be an LGBTQAI+ Ally

Groups & activities


Admissions

Admissions Office


SUNY ROCKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE Admissions Office

Admissions
SUNY ROCKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE
145 College Rd.

Suffern, NY 10901

Phone: 845-574-4224
Website: http://www.sunyrockland.edu/admissions/admissions-info

Admission Application Deadline:


Email Campus Admissions

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.

SUNY ROCKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE
LGBTQ-friendly break-down by inclusion factors


Sexual Orientation Score
3 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
1.5 of 5

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

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