DEI Initiatives Across Rutgers University

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PhD students walking.

Rutgers School of Nursing and Rutgers Health are active participants in the greater Universitywide Diversity Strategic Planning Process (UDSP).

The UDSP is rooted in a commitment to pursing inclusive excellence though five diversity priorities as outlined by Rutgers University President Jonathan Holloway. School of Nursing Dean Linda Flynn is co-chair of the Rutgers Health-UDSP steering committee—together with Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion at Rutgers Health, Sangeeta Lamba—which was created to address these priorities at the chancellor level.

Follow the links below to learn about each level of Diversity Strategic Planning, including findings and resources.

Inclusive Excellence

Inclusive Excellence means an institution has adopted means for the cohesive, coherent, and collaborative integration of diversity and inclusion into the shared pursuit of excellence. Strategic planning is the process through which we will assess and align our efforts in service of this goal.

University Diversity Priorities

  1. Recruit, retain, and develop a diverse community
  2. Promote inclusive scholarship and teaching
  3. Define sustainable and substantive community engagement
  4. Build the capacity of leaders to create inclusive climates
  5. Develop an institutional infrastructure to drive change

*Includes Rutgers Health Organizational Unit Leadership (School/Institute/Center); Diversity Leadership Council; Rutgers Health Strategic Planning DEI sub-committee leads: Non–faculty Leadership