To foster a sense of belonging, engagement and community for all students, staff, and faculty within the CME Department and the broader university by creating an environment and culture where people from all backgrounds feel valued, engaged, and empowered to succeed/ thrive.
Our goals are to...
Advocate for institutional change towards a more inclusive environment for all.
Support organizations that focus on URM, LGBTQ+, religious and economic disparities, and disabilities
Raise awareness about inequalities/injustices faced by the University community.
Provide resources for students, staff and faculty to:
report incidences of bias or harassment within the NJIT community
support individuals to identify and mitigate incidences of bias
stimulate and strengthen relevant networks within and outside of the NJIT community
DIVERSITY: We embrace, recognize, respect, and value all people from different social and ethnic backgrounds, gender identities, ages, races, religions, disabilities and sexual orientations.
EQUITY: We recognize that each person has different circumstances and will move to design systems to fairly allocate resources and opportunities needed to ensure that each faculty, staff or student has equal opportunity or probability of success.
INCLUSION: We practice and develop policies to provide equal access to opportunities and resources to eliminate discrimination, intolerance and other social barriers. We promote a culture or atmosphere where everyone can feel safe, comfortable and confident to be themselves to effectively succeed.
BELONGING: We foster an environment where all individuals gain acceptance, importance, attention and assistance, leading to long-lasting relationships. We create a space to recognize unique contributions, connect to coworkers and students and engage in daily work and professional development.