Diversity & Inclusion
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion has a leadership role in advancing and supporting institutional diversity, inclusion, and social justice efforts across Stockton University. The office collaborates with others on and off campus to support the implementation of the University’s 2025 Strategic Plan Diversity and Inclusion theme and Inclusive Student Success theme. The office oversees several committees, groups, and programs addressing diversity, inclusion, and social justice that include, but may not be limited to, the following.
- The Committee on Campus Diversity and Inclusive Excellence (CCDIE) that serves as an advisory body to the President and the Chief Officer. Through its working committees, the CCDIE also assists the University in making progress on its aspirational goals contained in the Statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
- The ADA-Rehabilitation Act Steering Committee that serves to assist the University in its disability, accessibility, and accommodation efforts.
- The Bias Prevention Education and Review Team (BPERT) that identifies educational opportunities to prevent or address bias on campus.
- The Search Advocate Program that advances Stockton’s strategic diversity goals, equal opportunity principles, and diversity and inclusion values to enhance the integrity and effectiveness of the search and selection process.
The office also administers Stockton’s Code of Ethics under the guidance of the New Jersey State Ethics Commission.
Stockton University's ethics web page contains information about the state ethics code to govern and guide the conduct procedures of Stockton employees and trustees.
Inclusion Practices and Approaches
Provides practice approaches and strategies that acknowledge and respect people from diverse backgrounds e.g. sexual orientation, social class, race, color, ethnicity, culture, language, and more.
Any inquiries about Stockton’s diversity and inclusion, ADA, Section 504, Search Advocate Program, Bias Prevention Education & Review Team, and Code of Ethics should be made to:
Dr. Valerie O. Hayes, Esq.
Chief Officer for Diversity and Inclusion