Institute for Cultural Unity (ICU) at Alfed University

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Office Hours:

M - F: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sat: 2 - 4 p.m.
Sun: 1 - 5 p.m.


Phone: 607-871-2722

The Institute for Cultural Unity is Alfred University’s source of diversity education and multicultural programming. The Institute for Cultural Unity is a resource center that develops self-awareness and respect for others through the sharing of experiences and cultures. Led principally by students, the governing body of the Institute for Cultural Unity is comprised of the following student organizations and their leaders:

  • Umoja (AU’s Black Student Union)
  • Poder Latino (AU’s Hispanic Culture and Heritage Organization)
  • Spectrum (AU’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex and Ally Serving Organization)
  • Caribbean Student Association
  • International Student and Scholar Organization
  • Students Advocating for Gender Equality
  • Hillel at Alfred (AU’s Jewish Culture and Heritage Organization)

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ICU Offices

The Institute for Cultural Unity is located on the first floor of the Powell Campus Center and it houses a main suite, a study room and a conference room.

To reserve any of these spaces, please contact one of our Institute Coordinators during office hours. You can reach us by e-mail at or by phone at 607-871-2722.

Diversity programming and student groups affiliated with the ICU hold priority when it comes to reservations.

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The Main Suite

The main suite of the ICU is designed to be a multi-purpose meeting space for up to 30 individuals. It is equipped with a Panasonic 42" 1080p LCD HDTV that is connected to a PC through VGA display and audio to create a "smart room." The TV also has 4 HDMI ports, 2 USB ports, and connections to University cable.

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The Conference Room

The conference room can seat 6 - 8 individuals to have small group meetings. This is a perfect space to have executive board meetings for clubs and organizations. There is a white board and dry-erase markers and materials for groups to use.

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The Study Room

The study room is a great place to get work done with comfortable seating and two networked computers that have print capabilities. Any student is welcome to use the study room during office hours, and we encourage them to take us up on the offer!

Institute Coordinator Photo

As a student-led resource center, the Institute for Cultural Unity employs several motivated and passionate students to manage its day-to-day operations. The Institute Coordinators are responsible for communicating on behalf of the ICU, coordinating and maintaining the facilities of the ICU, and acting as peer educators regarding diversity, inclusion, and multiculturalism.

6:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
Students Advocating for Gender Equality (SAGE)
5:00 p.m.
Poder Latino
6:00 p.m.
7:15 p.m.
Caribbean Student Association (CSA)
5:00 p.m.
International Student and Scholar Organization (ISSO)
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