Cultivating a culture of inclusion
The mission of the Division of Justice, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is to promote inclusive excellence by educating and engaging the community. We aim to cultivate partnerships that advance University strategies for enhancing and sustaining an equitable, inclusive and diverse campus environment where students, staff and faculty can thrive and reach their full potential.
Who we are
Our division comprises various departments and offices that work together to ensure that issues of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice are being addressed throughout the campus community. Our partners include:
- Center for Diversity and Inclusion
- Department of Public Safety
- Student Accessibility and Support Services (SASS)
The Division of Justice, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion works to ensure that diversity, equity and inclusion are embraced in all that we do. From us, you can expect:
- Cultural capacity building workshops and programs
- Community and intergroup dialogues
- Diversity, equity and inclusion speaker series
- Intercultural engagement and empowerment
- Support for JDEI-related research and scholarship
To better serve the needs of the Rider community, the Division of Justice, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion offers resources to increase awareness and understanding of various backgrounds, cultures, identities and values to help sustain an equitable learning environment.
Faculty Affiliate program
The Faculty Affiliate program provides support and visibility for Rider faculty that are engaged in work that aligns with the mission and aims of our office.
Employee Affinity Groups
Rider’s Employee Affinity Groups encourage colleagues to engage with one another to develop a sense of empowerment and support in the workplace while building a stronger community of allies.
Student focus groups
Rider’s student focus groups align students with the Division of Justice, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to help advance the University’s work to build and maintain an inclusive and equitable community.