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October 11, 2018
 
Tagged: Office of Information Technology, Diversity & Inclusion

AU2GO Gets Update to Celebrate National Coming Out Day

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by Aaron Hoberman

In honor of National Coming Out Day, we’ve rolled out a new update (version 4.5) to our mobile app, AU2GO, to further support diversity and inclusion on-campus.

National Coming Out Day is celebrated at colleges and universities across the country, including here at Adelphi. This day is a day not only for LGBTQ+ individuals to come out if they choose, but also a day for allies to publicly declare their support for members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Behind this is a brand new diversity and inclusion tile, at the top of the screen, which highlights many LGBTQ+ resources on campus including information about our:

Adam Visconti, a member of the LGBTQ and Allies Committee and chair of LGBTQ+ Task Force said, “The new Diversity and Inclusion tile on AU2GO is a great symbol of support from the University. We all know that sense of belonging and engagement are crucial for student success, and the AU2GO app now provides direct connections for students, faculty, and staff to seek out LGBTQ+ resources. It’s our hope that we can continue to develop this tile to connect other diverse people to the resources available to them. This tile is another way that diverse members of our community can see that they matter, they are valued, and they can get involved.”

This in another step toward our goal to support the inclusion and acceptance of all students, faculty and staff. We take pride in how we’ve improved our Campus Pride Index, and all our athletes have taken a pledge to be more inclusive.

Moving forward, the diversity and inclusion tile on AU2GO will continue to add more personalized resources for individuals of all faiths, religions, cultures, sexual orientation, race and ethnicities so that you always feel comfortable with who you are.

About Adelphi: A modern metropolitan university with a personalized approach to higher learning.

Adelphi University, New York, is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes with world-class faculty, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support academic and career success. Adelphi offers exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training, with particular strength in our Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness.

Recognized as a Best College by U.S. News & World Report, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. It serves more than 8,100 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, as well as online.

More than 115,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, engaged citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world.

 

For further information, please contact:

Todd Wilson
Strategic Communications Director 
p – 516.237.8634
e – twilson@adelphi.edu

Tagged: Office of Information Technology, Diversity & Inclusion