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Under the auspices of the President, the Division of Inclusive Excellence provides institutional leadership in enhancing respectful, diverse and inclusive work and learning environments at The College of New Jersey Community. The division serves as a partner with all campus offices as each area makes its unique contribution to the overall inclusivity of the campus community.

Inclusive Excellence Plan

Learn more about TCNJ's resolute commitment to racial and social justice.

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Featured Events

Inclusive Excellence Cafes

Inclusive Excellence Cafes are intended is to solicit feedback from the campus community in developing and monitoring the inclusive excellence planning process. Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are invited to attend. Cafes will be scheduled at various times and dates to accomodate all interested community members.

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My Voice, My Power: A Spoken Word Competition

Celebrate the opening of the Intercultural Center with a night of culture and creativity! Enjoy free food, coffee, tea, and giveaways.

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Lavender Graduation 2021

The Division of Inclusive Excellence, PRISM, and TCNJ PRIDE are pleased and proud to present TCNJ's sixth annual Lavender Graduation, which was held on May 7, 2021

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Dr. Eddie Glaude at TCNJ

For the culmination of its Black History Month 2021 celebration, TCNJ was proud to host Dr. Eddie Glaude, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, where he is also the chair of the Center for African American Studies and of the Department of African American Studies

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“I Am Not Your Felon” with Michael Mitchell

This conversation, held on February 24, 2021 and hosted by Assistant Professor Michael Mitchell of Criminology, stemmed from a recently published article written by the invited panelists that focuses on the challenges and resilience of formerly incarcerated Black women.

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“Towards a Black Historical Consciousness for Black History” with LaGarrett King

Dr. LaGarrett J. King, Associate Professor of Social Studies Education at the University of Missouri, joined TCNJ's School of Education and Division of Inclusive Excellence on February 23, 202w1, to discuss how Black history is interpreted and taught in schools and society. His scholarship also addresses critical theories of race, teacher education, and curriculum history.

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BHM 2021: The N-Word with RahK Lash

From euphemism and endearment to cancel culture and invitations to the cookout, this space will explore the history, etymology, and usage of the N-word while delving into topics of pop culture, whiteness, the power of words in our communal responsibilities to each other. RahK Lash is back for Black History Month 2021 with a refreshed "Tiny Desk" style conversation on the N-Word, race in America, and more.

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