Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Who we are and what we do

The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) was launched in January, 2019 and at that time was the first division of its kind at a higher education institution in New Jersey. The division brought together existing offices and departments that addressed compliance and accountability, student supports and services, student programming, and faculty professional development. In the new division, the Title IX Office was reconfigured to the Office of Student Equity and Compliance (OSEC) to address all discrimination and bias complaints related to the federally protected categories: race, religion or creed, familial status, gender identity or expression, veteran status, citizenship, marital status, ancestry or national origin, disability, pregnancy, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity,  atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, genetic information, and age.

The departments in the Division of DEI include the following: Office of Social Justice and Inclusion and Conflict Resolution (SJICR), the Office of Student Equity and Compliance (OSEC), Center for Access, Persistence and Achievement (CAPA), Center for Neurodiversity, the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at SOM, and the Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning is shared between the Division of DEI and the Division of Academic Affairs.

 We are proud of the work that we have accomplished during the last 3 years. Here is a brief list of our accomplishments:

In closing, I’d like to reiterate that although we are very proud of our accomplishments, I understand that we have a great deal of work that lies ahead to ensure that we are living out our vision and mission and effectively addressing our strategic priorities: creating a more inclusive and equitable campus community; recruiting and retaining diverse students, faculty and staff; and promoting and supporting inclusive scholarship, teaching, and service. I hope we can count on your support.

Monika Williams Shealey, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President
Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


The Division of DEI was created in January 2019 as the first division of its kind to combine student and academic affairs and compliance.

Student Support

The Division of DEI supports unique and innovative programming that serves the needs of diverse students.

Faculty and Staff Support

The Faculty Center plays an integral role in supporting faculty and staff in developing their professional knowledge and skills to ensure equitable educational opportunities for all students.