Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to the RF’s culture and mission. We value the many characteristics -- age, race, ethnicity, gender, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation and veteran status, among others -- that make people unique.

We believe that creating a working environment that welcomes and celebrates differences enhances productivity, creates personal and professional opportunities, unleashes each individual’s full potential and fuels innovation. Our policies, learning and development opportunities, and comprehensive benefits package are tailored to meet the diverse needs of our employees.

At the RF, inclusion means embracing diversity of thought and creativity in the work that we perform and with the groups of employees, researchers, partners and sponsors with whom we work. In 2014 we engaged employees on the topic of implicit bias. Watch this video to find out more. As we incorporate these ideas and perspectives into our culture, we become a more dynamic and healthy organization.

Because diversity makes us stronger and smarter, we call on all members of our RF community to share in the responsibility of weaving inclusiveness, recognition of the individual, and personal empowerment into the very fabric of our organizational culture so that, in partnership with SUNY, we will achieve our shared goal of cultivating New York's competitiveness and attracting the best and brightest talent from across the United States and around the world.