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Our Beloved Community

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The Beloved Community Poster, the first in a series of nine.

A "beloved community" is defined by a commitment to work together to embody, reflect, and respect the complexities of all our parts.

Rutgers’ campuses, distinct in location and culture, make up a thriving university composed of students, faculty, and staff from all lived experiences.

This tapestry of identities, experiences, and backgrounds informs the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion universitywide. We embrace our differences and are committed to fostering a sense of community and belonging that offers respect in words and actions.

We must all be prepared to ask hard questions of ourselves: whom do we acknowledge and how? Who matters to us and why? Our beloved community must hold space for all of its inhabitants, even when we disagree.

As part of that work, we have launched the PICTURING A BELOVED COMMUNITY POSTER SERIES, which defines our core values and aspirations, outlining how we aim to interact with these values as ideals and action-oriented goals:

Beloved Community Poster Series
Picturing a Beloved Community Poster Series

Work towards INCLUSION and Respect DIFFERENCE
Provide OPPORTUNITY and ensure ACCESS

Located in one of the most diverse states in the country, diversity is Rutgers’ strength, but is that diversity the product of happenstance or is it intentional? How we engage with our community on our journey to greater equity and inclusion will determine the endurance of our commitment beyond this moment in history.

Take Action

Diversity, equity and inclusion separately are foundational aspirations, but we must work on them in concert to build a beloved community. 

Download the Work towards Inclusion Poster

Download the Respect Difference Poster

Posters with the words Inclusion and Difference called out on the cover

Download the Beloved Community Poster

Get the first poster in the series.

Get the "I Am Beloved" Graphic for Social Media

Let everyone know that you are an important member of our Beloved Community.