The May 2017 meeting of the College’s Board of Trustees – originally scheduled for Thursday, May 18th – has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled. The next scheduled meeting date for the College’s Board of Trustees is Thursday, June 15, 2017. The time and location for the June 2017 meeting is Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in the College’s Culinary Arts and Hospitality Center, 20 East Main Street, Riverhead, New York.

Multicultural Affairs

Mission and Goals


Our mission is to enhance, accentuate, inspire and support the cultural and intellectual diversity at Suffolk County Community College. This is essential for a continual progression toward excellence.

We are committed to:

  • exploring ideas from our colleagues, from national resources including other colleges and institutions of learning, and from our local communities;
  • organizing this information and insight into useful initiatives, programs and community events;
  • maintaining an open-access resource file;
  • collaborating with academic departments/divisions to develop creative ways to further infuse diversity into the curriculum;
  • modifying our grounds and buildings to reflect the rich multicultural composition of our college and community; and
  • realizing our vision through our attitudes and practices.


We envision a college environment that recognizes and celebrates the vital richness and necessity of diversity; a curriculum that continues to progress toward broader cultural awareness and competence; and a community that demonstrates inherent sensitivity, appreciation and respect for individuals and groups of difference.


  • To foster an understanding and appreciation of diversity within the college community, and to provide opportunities for the community to understand and celebrate diversity.
  • To promote the cultural, personal, social, leadership, and intellectual development of all students.
  • To ensure the inclusion of underrepresented and/or underserved populations in the entitlements, benefits, and opportunities provided to the general student population.