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A Phased Approach

Rutgers University–New Brunswick adopted a phased approach to diversity strategic planning to enable substantial engagement with stakeholders that were critical to defining specific strategies and activities that would support the implementation of the action steps.

Watch the NB Diversity Strategic Plan Phase 2 Launch.

Implementation Oversight

One early commitment was to define a transparent, representative, and participatory structure for campus engagement to guide implementation. To accomplish this aim for such a large and diverse campus community, three groups provide oversight. Check out Phase 2 of the plan to learn more.


New Brunswick Diversity Strategic Plan Phase 2 Launch

New Brunswick Diversity Strategic Plan Phase 2 Launch

Revisit Phase 1

Phase 1 of the Rutgers–New Brunswick Diversity Strategic Plan shared high-level, cross-cutting goals and action steps that were identified to guide early actions and investments. 


Signature Initiatives

Learn more about new and ongoing initiatives that help forward Rutgers–New Brunswick's diversity goals.

A signature Rutgers–New Brunswick program designed to make college more accessible and affordable, offering a "last dollar" financial aid award that covers the cost of in-state tuition and mandatory fees.

A three-day, high-impact experience open to first-generation, low-income, and/or underrepresented incoming and transfer students to connect with peers, faculty, and staff to build support and become a successful student scholar.

Scarlet Day of Service is a campus-wide day-long service event at Rutgers–New Brunswick held in both the fall and spring semester. Over the years, this event has provided students and alumni an opportunity to serve New Jersey by cleaning up communities, revitalizing outdoor spaces, working with youth and older adults, and more.

The Paul Robeson Cultural Center, the Center for Latino Arts and Culture, the Center for Social Justice Education & LGBT Communities, and the Asian American Cultural Center come together to form the Cultural Center Collaborative. Learn how they create a welcoming and holistic learning environment through initiatives like the Diversity Peer Educators (DPEs) program.


Diversity is Integrated in the Academic Master Plan

The Academic Master Plan will serve as the roadmap for Rutgers–New Brunswick’s future, clarifying strategies to accomplish the university’s academic mission in its pursuit to be a national leader among institutions of higher education that exemplify excellence in inclusive research, pedagogy, and service toward the common good.