Race, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Independent Colleges and Universities for New Jersey, much like the collection of institutions that make up our membership, continue to be committed to living, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and connectedness.

We value the unique contributions that each of us bring. Doing so is not only the right thing to do, but it also makes our organizations, our institutions, and ultimately our great state of New Jersey stronger. We stay true to our mission by ensuring that there is a New Jersey independent college that is a good fit for the individuals that make up the diverse world that we live in.

RDEI Initiatives at Our Member Institutions

Our 14 member institutions recognize that diversity enhances creativity, provokes thought, and makes for a stronger community. Each of our institutions aim to create an inclusive, welcoming culture that promotes diversity in all forms and creates a sense of belonging for every one of its members.

Visit the links below to learn more about RDEI initiatives at our institutions.

Bloomfield College*

Letter from President Evans:  https://bloomfield.edu/about-us/news/message-president-evans-protests-racism-america

Caldwell University*

Letter from former President Blattner: https://www.caldwell.edu/a-message-from-president-blattner-racism-is-a-social-evil-and-conflicts-with-our-universitys-catholic-dominican-values/

Centenary University

Diversity and Inclusion Board: https://www.centenaryuniversity.edu/news/centenary-establishes-diversity-board

Drew University

Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:  http://www.drew.edu/inclusion/

Fairleigh Dickinson University*

Letter from President Capuano: https://www.fdu.edu/call-to-action/

Felician University*

Anti-discrimination Policy: https://felician.edu/campus-life/campus-safety/anti-discrimination-policy/

Georgian Court University

Recent Grant: https://georgian.edu/georgian-court-awarded-2-5-million-grant-for-students-with-intellectual-disabilities-program/

Council for Diversity and Inclusion:  https://georgian.edu/diversity-council/

Monmouth University

Diversity and Inclusion Page: https://www.monmouth.edu/diversity-and-inclusion/

Equity and Diversity page: https://www.monmouth.edu/equity-and-diversity/

Princeton University

Office of Diversity and Inclusion:  https://odi.princeton.edu/

Letter from President Eisengruber: https://www.princeton.edu/news/2020/09/02/letter-president-eisgruber-universitys-efforts-combat-systemic-racism

Rider University

Center for Diversity and Inclusion: https://www.rider.edu/student-life/diversity-inclusion/center-diversity-inclusion

Inclusive Excellence Plan: https://www.rider.edu/student-life/diversity-inclusion/inclusive-excellence

Saint Elizabeth University*


Saint Peter’s University*

Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: https://www.saintpeters.edu/centers-institutes/office-diversity-equity-inclusion/

Seton Hall University

University Inclusion Committee: https://www.shu.edu/diversity-equity-inclusion/university-inclusion-committee.cfm

Stevens Institute of Technology

Letter from President Farvardin, and Diversity and Inclusion News: https://www.stevens.edu/about-stevens/diversity-inclusion


*Minority Serving Institutions