Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Rutgers-Newark is committed to making diversity a way of university life, where all members of our community feel welcome, valued and respected. Rutgers-Newark students, faculty and visitors will find resources to learn about diverse communities and their challenges, connect with peers, and receive support

Activities & Organizations

We strive to offer diverse opportunities that challenge students’ concepts and open their minds.

Art Class


To advocate campus-wide inclusivity, we promote initiatives that support diverse communities and raise awareness of the complex identity issues inherent in the lives of Rutgers-Newark students.

Equity in Action

Rutgers University–Newark utilized the diversity strategic planning process as an opportunity to revisit and extend the RU–N strategic plan, “Where Opportunity Meets Excellence." Learn more about new and ongoing initiatives that help forward Rutgers–Newark's diversity goals.

Leveraging Diversity as an Anchor Institution

The variety of personal experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from differences of culture and circumstance. Such differences include race, ethnicity, gender and gender identity, age, religion, language, disability status, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, geographic region, and more.