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The classroom is composed of people with a rich variety of backgrounds and perspectives. Dr. Pabón is committed to providing an atmosphere for learning that respects and appreciates diversity. While working together to build this classroom atmosphere we ask all members to: share their unique experiences, values and beliefs be open to the views of others honor the uniqueness of others appreciate the opportunity that we have to learn from each other in this community value each other’s opinions and communicate in a respectful manner keep confidential discussions that the community has of a personal (or professional) nature use this opportunity together to discuss ways in which we can create an inclusive environment in this course and across the SUNY New Paltz community.

Reasonable accommodation of individuals with disabilities statement:

Students needing classroom and/or testing accommodations related to a disability should contact the Disability Resource Center (Student Union, Room 210, 845-257-3020) as close as possible to the beginning of the semester. The DRC will then provide students’ instructors with an Accommodation Memo verifying the need for accommodations. Specific questions about services and accommodations may be directed to Deanna Knapp, Assistant Director (

Veteran and Military Services statement: New Paltz’s Office of Veteran and Military Services (OVMS) is committed to serving the needs of veterans, service members and their dependents during their transition from military life to student life. Student veterans, service members or their dependents who need assistance while attending SUNY New Paltz may refer to; call 845-257-3120, -3124 or -3074; or stop by the Student Union, Room 100 South.

Title IX and Related Policy Statement:

Gender discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual violence, stalking, and power-imbalanced sexual/romantic relationships between faculty and students are strictly prohibited within the SUNY New Paltz community. We encourage students to report, confidentially discuss, or raise questions and concerns regarding potential violations. Reports can be made to the Title IX Office, the department chair and/or the dean of your school. For information on Title IX reporting and support, visit The College’s Consensual Relationship Policy can be found at