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.



Weekly Programs ~ Spring 2015


For more information about these programs contact Judith-Faith Williams, Program Assistant for the Office of Equity and Diversity

at williamsjud@mail.montclair.edu or 973-655-5114


Diversity and Inclusion

(Be the Change You Wish to See in the World)

Connecting Across Cultures

A discussion group exploring diversity and identity.
Thursdays at 3-4pm at the Drop-In Center

Co-facilitated by Dr. Sudha Wadhwani and Claudia Guevara, Equity & Diversity Graduate Intern

Co-sponsored with CAPS, Health Promotion, and Global Education


 Save the Date for:

2015 LGBTQA College Leadership Conference

November 6th at Montclair State University

For more information go to: https://www.facebook.com/LGBTQAConference



Center for Faith & Spirituality

(Explore your soul, practice your truth, know your heart)


Conversations on Faith and Spirituality
Thursdays 1pm to 2:15pm
at the Center for Faith & Spirituality, Student Center room 112

(behind the Montclairion Office)

Facilitated by Rev. Diana Wilcox, University Chaplain

Co-sponsored with the Council for Faith and Spirituality and the Women’s Center


Life Path Lessons
Wednesdays 2pm to 3pm

at the Center for Faith & Spirituality, Student Center room 112

(behind the Montclairion Office)

Facilitated by Sandy Klein from Thoughts in Motion

Co-sponsored with the Council for Faith and Spirituality and the Women’s Center


Learning to Meditate

Tuesdays: February 10, 17, 24, & March 3, 17, 24
Sprague Library, 1st Floor, Room 110

Meditation leads to inner peace, overcomes loneliness, improves relationships, and has many other benefits for mind and body.  We will investigate how meditation works to calm our mind throughout our busy daily life.  Find out how to fit an enjoyable meditation practice into your present lifestyle, and learn time-tested methods for improving mindfulness, concentration and happiness.  Sessions include 2 guided meditations and a discussion based on Buddha’s teachings. No experience necessary. 

All are welcome!
Led by Lori Petrozzello from

the Dharmachakra Buddhist Center, New Kadampa Tradition.

Questions may be directed to: petrozzellol@mail.montclair.edu
Co-sponsored with the Council for Faith and Spirituality

Prayer/Meditation Room
Self Directed Prayer
Available Monday through Friday from 7am to 12 Midnight
Student Center Prayer Room 112

Women's Center

(Your Home Away from Home)


Cycle Breakers

 A conversation group aimed to foster healthy relationships, combat against domestic violence,

empower those you love, and discuss your thoughts and feelings on this issue.

Break the cycles of self-doubt, ineffectiveness, and self-criticism.

Wednesday 2:00pm- 3:00pm

Women’s Center, Student Center Room 421

Co-facilitated by Claudia Guevara and Women’s Center Peer Educators


Mothers on Campus Support Group

Informal support group in a welcoming environment for mothers on campus.
Tuesdays from 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Women’s Center, Student Center Room 421
Website: http://www.montclair.edu/equity-and-diversity/womens-center/

Facilitated by Women’s Center Graduate Intern, Jackie Castro


Yarn and Yak

Understand the restorative powers of the arts and good company. 

Knitting and crocheting, and other fun yarn crafts.
On the following Fridays: February 6, 13 , 20, 27

March 20, April 17 and 24

From 11am to 12:00pm

Women’s Center, Student Center Room 421

Co-Facilitated with Judith Faith Williams, Equity and Diversity Coordinator

and Liz Santana, Women’s Center Peer Educator
Website: http://www.montclair.edu/equity-and-diversity/womens-center/


For Information as to how to volunteer, become a Peer Educator at Equity and Diversity, a Diversity Delegate or a CCAT (Campus Coalition Against Human Trafficking) member

and/or to make one-on-one life coaching appointments contact-

 Judith-Faith Williams

Program Assistant




For more information about our Office

go to: http://www.montclair.edu/equity-and-diversity



All are welcome!