Our Commitment to a More Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Community

We seek to influence the world beyond Rutgers in promoting just and effective practices in the workplace and beyond. We are proud of being a school that successfully educates and mentors a diverse array of students including many who are first generation college attenders. Creating a culture that demonstrates our values is essential to our ability to work together to develop curricula, govern ourselves, create knowledge and plan for the future. Finally, as many advocates and experts in this area affirm, inclusion is not a destination or a goal that can be reached, but rather a process where we all continue to work to improve our own behavior and to break down institutional barriers."

 — Message from Dean Adrienne E. Eaton to the SMLR Community, April 2019 


SMLR's DEI Strategic Plan

In spring of 2021, a committee undertook a review of SMLR's current state relative to Rutgers University's strategic priorities related to DEI. The result was a 3-year DEI strategic plan for SMLR.

Diversity Program & Courses for Students

Check out our courses on diversity, equity, and inclusion offered through SMLR!

SMLR's DEI Committee

A committee has been established within the School of Management and Labor Relations to support and strengthen ongoing efforts to create an inclusive environment within our faculty and staff communities. 

Teaching Resources for Faculty

Check out these resources for easy-to-implement practices to make your class more inclusive


Rutgers University Resources

The Division of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement at Rutgers offers resources for faculty, staff, and students:

  • Becoming Anti-Racist Resource List - A list of articles, books, videos, and podcasts on the following topics: Understand How Race Shapes Experiences in Higher Education, Understand How Race Shapes Experiences in the Workplace, Understand Allyship, and Understand How Anti-Black Racism Shapes American Society
  • Self-Directed Learning - LinkedIn Learning Paths provide clustered content on Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging for All; Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging for Leaders and Managers; and Become an Inclusive Leader.
  • Bias and Crisis Support - Information and support resources for reporting a bias incident and for reporting a Title IX incident