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DCC Tip of the Month

The Department of Psychology at Rutgers University, New Brunswick is committed to promoting diversity and cultivating an equitable and inclusive environment for our students, staff, and faculty. We strive to foster an environment that respects and affirms the dignity, value, and uniqueness of all individuals, communities, and perspectives (including, but not limited to, gender identity and expressions, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, age, nationality and socioeconomic status).

Within the Department, our efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion are led by our Diversity and Climate Steering Committee and the newly established Advisory Board. The Department’s efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion include:

  1. Supporting Inclusive Scholarship and Teaching
  2. Recruiting, Retaining, and Developing a Diverse Community
  3. Increasing Transparency
  4. Increasing Accountability

This commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is part of a broader effort at Rutgers, New Brunswick that includes resources such as fellowship programs, social and cultural affinity groups, and funding opportunities for diversity innovation.

An open letter from the Department about our commitment to diversity

For more information about Rutgers University Diversity Initiatives and our Commitment to Diversity, see the home page of the Division of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement (DICE).

For Inclusive Teaching Tips from the Social Area Graduate Diversity & Climate Committee, see:

For more information about Rutgers University Broadening Participation Fellowship Programs, see:

For more information about Rutgers University social and cultural affinity groups, please see: Honors College Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion | Honors College ( or email the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For information on reporting possible discrimination or harassment, please visit Commitment To Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity.

A comprehensive list of SAS diversity resources is available via the SAS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion website. We have also highlighted some specific resources for graduate students, undergraduate students, and faculty, below.