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Our Mission

Monmouth University is deeply committed to the principles of equality and equal opportunity for all students, faculty and staff. The mission of the Office of Equity and Diversity is to provide clear leadership and support on matters relating to equity, diversity, respect and inclusiveness for all members of the Monmouth University community.

OED provides guidance, support and delivery of programming, services and educational initiatives to Monmouth University faculty, staff, and students. The purpose of these programs is to support diversity, inclusiveness, equal access, equitable treatment, cultural understanding, and the prevention of prohibited discrimination and harassment.

The Office oversees, facilitates and supports the University’s efforts to ensure equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

To fulfill our mission, the Office of Equity and Diversity provides:

  • Information, consultation, training and resources to the Monmouth University community with regard to diversity, harassment and discrimination prevention, affirmative action, equal opportunity and disability matters;
  • Individual consultation with Monmouth University, staff, faculty, students, and administrators;
  • A mechanism for responding to complaints of harassment and discrimination;
  • Oversight of and support for the University’s compliance efforts in the areas of equal opportunity, affirmative action, harassment and discrimination prevention, and compliance with all applicable State and Federal civil rights laws.