The Office of the Associate Provost for Strategic Initiatives advances diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) initiatives by ensuring that the Office of Academic Affairs is engaged with and supports multiple programs, offices and initiatives.

Academic Leadership for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (ALDEIA)
ALDEIA is a collective of DEIA leaders from each academic unit at Syracuse University. They provide counsel to Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Mary Grace Almandrez and leadership in the schools and colleges; share knowledge and resources; and support the resiliency of individuals conducting DEIA work across campus.

Lender Center for Social Justice
The Lender Center promotes multidisciplinary and dynamic collaborations to foster proactive, innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to issues related to social justice, equity and inclusion. Learn more>>

First Year Seminar
All first-year and transfer students participate in First Year Seminar, a 15-week course that facilitates transition to University life through guided conversations, experiential activities and written work. Learn more>>

Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE)
WiSE supports the recruitment, persistence and advancement of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Led by women faculty and professional staff, WiSE serves a total of 19 STEM departments at the University. Learn more>>