The aim of the Pluralism and Diversity Program at CSI is to celebrate cultural diversity through events that foster community, understanding, and engagement. We are currently in the process of identifying potential events to host at the College during the Spring 2015 academic semester in the categories listed below. Ideas and suggestions for categories not reflected below are also welcome.

-Black History Month (February)

-Women’s History Month (March)

-Irish History Month (March)

-CUNY Disability Awareness Month (April)

-Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (May)

-LGBTQ Pride at CSI Month (May)

The Pluralism and Diversity Program, in collaboration with other departments on and off campus, has hosted a variety of lectures, workshops, film screenings, panels, and performances. We want to reach out to you at this juncture to ask for your active participation and/or ideas for potential events and collaborations for the Spring 2015 semester.

You might have an idea for an event that coincides with an area of personal or research interest. You may know a member of the greater Staten Island community whom you think we should invite to the College. Attendance by your students at a scheduled event could be a required assignment noted in your course syllabus if the focus of the program supports the course theme. You may also be willing to give a presentation on a topic related to your own research.

If you have an idea for an event, would like to give a presentation related to your own research, would like to have your class involved with an event, or would be interested in collaborating and co-sponsoring an event, please email,

We wish you a successful rest of the semester and thank you for your support of the College’s pluralism and diversity efforts.