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Please read the selected messages below that convey our university commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Enobong (Anna) Branch

Messages from the Senior Vice President for Equity

Diversity Plan Progress Summit and CACP Award Nominations

September 21, 2023

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Universitywide Diversity Messages


Jonathan Holloway

Coming Soon: Rutgers DEI Campus Climate Survey

March 8, 2023

The survey, launching March 20, will help assess whether Rutgers' diversity, equity, and inclusion values are reflected in the experience of students, faculty, and staff.

Marking Juneteenth

June 16, 2022

Tomorrow, June 17, Rutgers will begin an annual practice of observing Juneteenth as a university holiday on the third Friday of June, which is also the observance of the state holiday.

Implementation of the Chosen Name Initiative

June 14, 2022

In recognition that some individuals use first names other than their legal names in the course of their daily life at Rutgers, I am pleased to announce that we are taking steps to enable students, faculty, and staff to use their chosen or preferred name in university communications.

Rutgers Forward: University Diversity Strategic Plan

March 30, 2022

After a thoughtful process that began in the first months of my presidency and builds upon effective initiatives already in place at Rutgers, I am pleased to announce the completion of our first-ever Diversity Strategic Plan.

Investing in Faculty Diversity at Rutgers

August 5, 2021

We are pleased to announce a new, university-wide Presidential Faculty Diversity Initiative that strategically aligns with the overarching goals we have set for creating systemic change at Rutgers. In establishing this initiative, we are committing up to $45 million from central administration funds over an initial 5-year period.

From President and Chancellors: The Chauvin Verdict

April 20, 2021

A guilty verdict has been rendered by the jury in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin, the former police officer whose brutal and callous actions during the arrest of George Floyd last May prompted international outrage.

From President and Chancellors: Affirming Our Asian Community

March 11, 2021
Amid rising anti-Asian sentiment and violent hate crimes, Dr. Holloway and the four chancellors express solidarity with the Asian community at Rutgers and around the world.

Statement from President and Chancellors on the Breach of the U.S. Capitol

January 6, 2021
President Holloway and the four Chancellors speak to the community about shared values in light of the violent breach of the U.S. Capitol on January 6.

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