Equity and Diversity

Equity and Diversity at Montclair State University "You must be the change you wish to see in this world."
-Mahatma Gandhi

The Office of Equity and Diversity collaborates with various Montclair State University organizations and departments on programs that encourage awareness of diversity and promote equality and inclusivity. We are located in the Student Center, rm 421. Our hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 8:30 to 4:30 p.m.



 The Less Fortunate Experiment

Picture of Homeless


The Less Fortunate Experiment is a series of events on campus to create awareness and action about the issue of homelessness.

Student group, The Brotherhood, the Office of Equity and Diversity, and Service Learning and Community Engagement would like to invite the Montclair State campus community to attend one or all of the events listed below.

Monday, October 20

Information and Donation Table

Members of the campus community are invited to donate men's clothes and canned food.  All donations will go to St. Paul's Community Development Corporation Emergency Men's Shelter.  Donation also can be dropped off at any other successive events.

Student Center 2nd Floor Lobby, 1-3pm

Open Discussion

A facilitated discussion about homelessness and what we can do as a campus community to meet the need.

University Hall, Room 2010, 8:30pm


Tuesday, October 21

Film Screening-Dark Days

A cinematic portrait of the homeless population who live permanently in the underground tunnels of New York City.  The screening will be followed by a brief discussion.

University Hall, room 2032, 8:30pm


Wednesday, October 22

Candlelight Vigil and Sleep-Out

A candlelight vigil will be held as a sign of honor and support for those who have dealt and are dealing with the issue of homelessness.  Guest, Rev. Carolyn McCombs will speak and the vigil will be followed by a Sleep-Out.  Members of The Brotherhood will camp out in the Student Center Quad as an act of education about the realities of homelessness.

Student Center Quad, 8:30pm

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