Adelphi Receives Prestigious 2018 INSIGHT Into Diversity HEED Award

Photo of Adelphi's Scenic Main Campus
Photo of Adelphi's Scenic Main Campus
GARDEN CITY, N.Y. - Oct. 17, 2018 - PRLog -- Adelphi University has been granted the 2018 INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award in recognition of its commitment to diversity and inclusion.  Adelphi is one of only five private colleges in New York to receive a HEED Award.

Perry Greene, Ph.D., vice president for diversity and inclusion, spoke on the importance of the award and what it symbolizes for Adelphi's commitment to diversity.

"In 2015, as part of the University's Strategic Plan, Momentum, and under the leadership of the University's first female President, Dr. Christine Riordan, we set out to become a model for diversity and inclusion," said Greene. "The Adelphi community came together and worked hard to make that goal a reality, not to check off boxes of our accomplishment, but because it is the right thing to do for students, ourselves, and the broader community. The HEED Award represents acknowledgement of our efforts as we continue on this journey to become a true and deserving model of diversity and inclusion."

The HEED Awards are the only national recognition that honor individual institutions for being outstanding examples of colleges, universities, or health profession schools that are committed to making diversity and inclusion a top priority across their campuses.

Adelphi's efforts and commitment to improving diversity on campus has resulted in the Class of 2022 being one of the most diverse in the University's history, with almost half of new first-year students identifying as nonwhite. Additionally, people of color have made up more than 40 percent of faculty hired in the past two years.

Additionally, as part of Adelphi's efforts to promote a climate of intercultural awareness and respect community-wide, a Diversity Certificate Program ( has been offered to faculty and staff members. The workshop addresses diversity and inclusion holistically including, but not limited to race, creed, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, and marital and veteran status.

To learn more about the HEED Award, see For more about Adelphi's diversity efforts, visit

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

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

Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi is Long Island's oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi 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, and online.

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