It’s no secret that Rutgers has become one of the more diverse universities in the nation. This spring, the university underscored this distinction by hosting initiatives that demonstrate Rutgers’ commitment to inclusiveness and diversity.

Rutgers University–New Brunswick
Echoing President Obama’s declaration at Commencement 2016 that “America converges here,” Rutgers–New Brunswick celebrated the uniting of people, ideas, and sense of place through events, including a lecture by Harry Belafonte and Susan Robeson (granddaughter of the late Paul Robeson RC’19), pictured.


Rutgers University–Newark 
Rutgers–Newark is one of four universities that sponsors the national BOLD Women’s Leadership Network, a leadership development and scholarship program for college women from diverse backgrounds who collaborate on, and receive mentorship for, initiatives that promote positive change and a culture of inclusion. Visit

Rutgers University–Camden
Commitment to diversity was the subject of lectures, conferences, and a film screening at Rutgers–Camden that were promoted in part by student organizations and the Division of Student Affairs. Chancellor Phoebe Haddon is creating a new office for students that will promote inclusion and diversity and open in the fall.