The Office of Equity and Diversity
Student Center, 4th Floor, Room 420
Telephone: (973) 655-7130
The Office of Equity and Diversity serves students, cultural organizations and the Montclair Community by promoting an environment that fosters and values human understanding. It is a reflection of the University’s commitment to living in a global community. Our aim is to internationalize our curriculum, improve intercultural communications and collaboration as we enhance students’ experience via exploration of the many cultures found on our campus. Housed within the Office of Equity and Diversity are:
- The Women’s Center
- Campus Coalition Against Trafficking (CCAT)
- Center for Faith and Spirituality
- Diversity and Inclusion Programs
- Bias Response Taskforce
In addition the Office of Equity and Diversity collaborates with many of the student cultural organizations on campus.
The Office of Equity and Diversity works under the Dean of Students to assist students in need of assistance by providing referrals to local resources such as housing, legal, support groups, and more. One-on-one coaching and mentoring is also available.
The Office of Equity and Diversity provides services and events that will instill a university-wide appreciation and respect for diverse perspectives, equitable participation and inclusion for all of the campus community. You are encouraged to, as Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world” and embrace global citizenship.
Past programs in the Office of Equity and Diversity have included, Diversity Week, Anti-Bullying Week, Geek Week, Peace Week, a Human Trafficking Conference and more. In addition the Office of Equity and Diversity has supported Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Latin Pride Month, World Aids Day, Sexual Assault and Violence Ended Week, Auschwitz Remembrance Day, Women’s History Month, International Women’s Day and National Coming Out Week.
Diversity Peer Educators are highly trained students advocates who create, plan and host a wide variety of events and activities on campus as well as providing a referrals and advocacy on a walk in basis. If you are interested in volunteering contact us!