The campus community of The College of New Jersey is composed of people with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences. Given the increasing diversity of the population of the United States and the cultural effects of globalization, we must continually build upon our efforts to ensure that all perspectives can be expressed. Our commitment to inclusiveness means that the campus community will constantly evaluate college policies, procedures and practices to remove those barriers that may affect our ability to be a welcoming and safe environment.
We commit to treating each other with civility and respect, and working together in a spirit of fairness and cooperation. Our individual commitment to inclusiveness requires that each of us becomes aware of our own assumptions about human behaviors, biases, preconceived notions and personal limitations. Collectively, we will have honest, yet respectful, discussions regarding different points of view pertaining to values and cultural issues. In our individual spheres of influence, we will engage in dialogue, activities, gatherings and conversations to ensure that we live out our commitment to inclusiveness. When we inspire those within our circles of influence to promote the importance of inclusiveness, we are poised to influence not only our campus, but also our local, national, and global communities.
Changes made at meeting by CDC based on campus testimony 4/7/2018