Day of Unity
In 2012, President Susan A. Cole designated Tuesday, Feb. 7, as Montclair State University’s Day of Unity in response to bias threats directed toward the LGBTQ community that occurred that same year on Jan. 26, 27 and 30. The day has since become one in which all members of the campus community are encouraged to attend and come together to celebrate our differences and re-confirm our commitment of creating a supportive campus environment for all.
The Office for Social Justice and Diversity create space for undergraduate and graduate students who share similar identities to come together in a welcoming environment to build community, share experiences, and support one another. These discussion groups are facilitated by trained Peer Facilitators and discussions are based on different topics each week.
OSJD Ambassadors are undergraduate and graduate student volunteers who create opportunities for peer-to-peer engagement and education about social justice and diversity topics. As an OSJD Ambassador, students can serve in either a Peer Educator, Peer Facilitator, or Event Coordinator Role for the Office for Social Justice and Diversity (OSJD). Peer Educators facilitate our workshops, Peer Facilitators facilitate our discussion groups, and Event Coordinators support office initiatives such as program setup, planning, and execution. We recruit for OSJD Ambassadors every semester.
Social Justice Conference
This conference is hosted to provide personal and professional development opportunities to our campus community on social justice and diversity issues and topics.