Please read the selected messages below that convey our university commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Messages from the Senior Vice President for Equity
More than Just Words
March 30, 2022
Universitywide Diversity Messages
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.
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.
We Thank and Honor Our Veterans
November 11, 2020
A Veterans Day tribute to military-affiliated students across Rutgers and to faculty, staff, and alumni who have served in uniform.
With Mellon Foundation Grant, A New Institute for Racial Justice
September 24, 2020
A $15 million Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant will fund the university-wide Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice, a scholarly project with centers based on Rutgers’ New Brunswick, Newark, and Camden campuses.
In Pursuit of Excellence: Our Commitment to Equity
September 15, 2020
Dr. Holloway released an internal report intended as a first step in assessing and strengthening Rutgers’ position as a community in which diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values.
New Senior Vice Presidents to Advance Our Mission
September 3, 2020
President Holloway announces the appointment of senior vice presidents for equity, administration, and strategy, effective September 8.
Rutgers Will Defend and Support Our International Students
July 8, 2020
Our international students are a critical part of our mission, and we will do everything in our power to defend their ability to remain in the United States.
Message from President Jonathan Holloway
July 1, 2020
President Holloway shares his thoughts on the university and its mission.