Cultivating Community

Fostering Inclusivity Through Dialogue

“Cultivating Community” is an initiative that seeks to affirm SUNY Geneseo’s value for inclusivity, which we define as “fostering a diverse campus community marked by mutual respect for the unique talents and contributions of each individual.” The series draws on mindful dialogue and creative thinking as the tools through which we can learn, understand, connect and grow.  

Each dialogue will provide participants the opportunity to voice their experience with the topic, learn from others’ perspectives, share innovative ideas and explore new possibilities related to the topic.

Upcoming Dialogues

Monday, April 30, from 2:30-3:45pm in the College Union Ballroom

Topic: Communicating in a Diverse Society: How Can We Use Rituals to Strengthen Our Values?

Guest Speaker: Dr. Maurice Stevens, Department of Comparative Studies, The Ohio State University

Student Facilitator Workshop

Interested in developing your facilitation skills? With strong facilitation skills, you can lead conversations that transform minds and propel positive social change. Attend this session to build foundational facilitation skills and then practice your new skills by co-facilitating dialogues at the Cultivating Community series.

Facilitator: robbie routenberg, interim Chief Diversity Officer, Office of Diversity and Equity

Dates, Times, and Locations:


Monday, April 23rd, from 2:30-3:30 @ MCU 114


RSVP Requested

Faculty and Staff Facilitator Workshops

These 60-minute workshops will explore the role and responsibilities of a group facilitator.

Date, Time, and Locations: TBA


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Questions About the Series Contact:

Meredith Harrigan, associate professor of communication, and series co-coordinator.
Phone: (585) 245-6331

robbie routenberg, interim chief diversity officer, and series co-coordinator.
Phone: (585) 245-5020