January 30 Incident Community Email

Dear students, faculty and staff:

The University is committed to promoting a campus community of acceptance and inclusion. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) and the Title IX Coordinator lead the University’s response to reports of unlawful discrimination. If you have any questions or wish to submit a complaint, please contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, at (518) 956-8110 or via email at or the Title IX Coordinator, Chantelle Cleary, at (518) 956-8168.

In the days and weeks to come, we encourage all members of our community to engage in a constructive dialogue around issues of equality and tolerance on campus and in our society at large. The University’s Multicultural Resource Center, located on the third floor of the Campus Center in room 346, supports students of all backgrounds and cultural identities. Additionally, the University’s Gender and Sexuality Resource Center, also located on the third floor of the Campus Center in room 329, is a safe space for all students to engage in dialogue around the intersections of gender and sexuality on our campus and in our society. The staff at these centers are well trained and prepared to facilitate these vital dialogues. Both resource centers are open Monday to Thursday from 10am to 9pm and Fridays 10am to 4pm.

There are additional services available for support and reflection:

For Students:

Counseling Services
Students are encouraged to contact the University’s Counseling and Psychological Services at (518) 442-5800 during the week or, after hours, contact the Middle Earth peer assistance hot-line at (518) 442-5777 for assistance. You can also find additional resources on-line here, including self-help apps and videos.
Meditation and Reflection
The Interfaith Center, located on University Drive West, across the road from the SEFCU Arena, provides a space for quiet reflection, meditation and prayer at the Interfaith Meditation and Prayer Room. Contact the Interfaith Center at (518) 489-8573.

For Faculty & Staff:

The University’s Employee Assistance Program
The program provides support to University employees promoting a healthy state of mind and well-being, both in and out of the workplace. UAlbany faculty and staff are encouraged to contact EAP Coordinator Brenda Seckerson with questions or to find out more about EAP’s services by calling (518) 442-5483.

We remain committed to cultivating a campus community that fosters tolerance, constructive dialogue and inclusion. 


James R. Stellar
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost

Michael N. Christakis
Vice President for Student Affairs

Tamra Minor
Chief Diversity Officer & Assistant Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion

Chantelle Cleary
Title IX Coordinator