The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee promotes the goals of diversity, equity, and inclusion among students, postdocs, staff, and faculty in the Department of Psychology at Rutgers University - Newark. We believe that diversity is our strength. We aspire to build a community where all members feel safe and welcome, their unique backgrounds and contributions respected, and they have access to resources they need to succeed.


Mission Statement

What We’re Here For

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee was founded to (1) promote and maintain a safe and inclusive space for minority students, faculty, and staff members, free of systematic racism, exclusion, and inequality (2) create awareness and dialogue around instances of overt & covert harassment and discriminatory actions (e.g., microaggressions), and (3) design initiatives tailored to the advancement of minority individuals within the Psychology Department at Rutgers University - Newark.


Who We’re Here For

By “minority”, we mean members of any underrepresented group in psychology. These groups include, but are not limited to: ethnic and racial minorities (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color); first-generation college students; LGTBQ individuals; and people with disabilities. We also acknowledge the intersection of these minority statuses (e.g., BIPOC students may also be first-generation college students).


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