Diversity Plan Progress Summit and CACP Award Nominations
September 21, 2023
Dear University Community,
I am delighted to invite you to attend the first-ever Diversity Plan Progress Summit on November 15!
Progress at this juncture may feel particularly tenuous. I’m asking you to ground yourself in the definition of progress as the forward movement toward a destination. Challenges abound, but at Rutgers University, there are many units, areas, and individuals working towards a common goal – to integrate the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our university. The Progress Summit is an opportunity to reflect on the national context we are working in, celebrate our milestones, and take stock of the work that lies ahead.
The Progress Summit will end with the Committee to Advance Our Common Purposes Award Celebration. Be sure to nominate someone whose work enables the achievement of our institutional diversity goals. There are now four vehicles to recognize and reward faculty, staff, and students. The nomination deadline is October 20.
Join us to discover how Rutgers is pursuing its commitment to excellence and inclusion. Hear from featured speakers about our institutional goals and how collaboration is driving progress. Learn how Rutgers is moving from words to action in implementing its University Diversity Strategic Plan, working earnestly to develop a university community where everyone can thrive.
Come to hear inspiring speakers, celebrate your peers, and create cross-campus connections to forge the next chapter of diversity leadership at Rutgers University. You are welcome to attend in person (space is limited) or participate virtually for this signature event. View the summit agenda here.
A free shuttle service will be provided for individuals from Rutgers–Camden and Rutgers–Newark. Stay tuned for details to register for complimentary transportation to and from the Livingston Student Center on the Rutgers–New Brunswick campus.
For updates and to stay engaged, follow us @RUDiversity on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, and @Rutgers University Diversity on LinkedIn.
Enobong (Anna) Branch
Senior Vice President for Equity and Professor of Sociology