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Ramapo College LogoWelcome to the Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Compliance (EDIC) at Ramapo College of New Jersey. The office was created in October 2016 with the goal of providing point and coordinating leadership for diversity, inclusion, compliance and equity issues throughout the college.

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Compliance Update - COVID 19

We are still here for you! With the rapidly evolving situation regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, & Compliance has modified its operations until further notice. However, we are as committed as ever to to speak with you about matters related to equity & diversity programs, bias, discrimination & harassment, and Title IX. Please visit our “Contact Us” page below to get in touch with one of our staff members directly or send an email to diversity@ramapo.edu and one of our staff members will get back to you within one (1) business day.

Even remotely, we must all deliver on the College’s mission and commitment to a diverse, inclusive and bias-free environment. Let us continue to treat one another with respect and resist the urge to judge individuals from different backgrounds with contempt and fear. We hope the resources below are of assistance to you during this time.

3/22/20 Message from the Chief Equity & Diversity Officer Regarding Inclusivity, Bias, and Reporting

Dear Students, Faculty & Staff,

I echo the sentiments expressed by President Mercer and Provost Gaulden and would like to reiterate that the members of the administration are here to support you during this challenging time.  Even without the bricks and mortar of classrooms and labs and the cancellation of in-person meetings, campus activities and gatherings, we remain connected to one another.

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About E.D.I.C.

EDIC is comprised of the following offices: Office of Affirmative Action and Workplace Compliance; Office of Title IX, ADA and Compliance Training; and Equity and Diversity Programs for Students.

EDIC coordinates with the Admissions Department, the Office of the Provost and the Human Resources Department to further develop the College’s recruitment and hiring programs and practices in an effort to further increase the number of diverse faculty, staff and students at Ramapo College.

In addition, through the Offices of Affirmative Action and Workplace Compliance and Title IX, all complaints of discrimination, sexual harassment and hostile work environment and alleged violations of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), including claims of sexual assault and misconduct, as well as alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) will be promptly and thoroughly investigated.  EDIC also will continue to develop diversity awareness workshops and programs and provide discrimination and sexual harassment training sessions for all College administrators, faculty and staff.

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Reporting Bias

Bias reporting and related resources are available here.

Inclusive Remote Teaching Resources for Faculty

Dear Faculty,

The information below has been compiled to assist you and our students as you transition together to remote instruction.  Understanding that this may not be an easy transition for many, these resources offer helpful tips and suggestions for delivering a more inclusive online teaching environment. 

For specific questions or support regarding Instructional Technology needs and pedagogical practices, please contact your Dean or a staff member from the Instructional Design Center, https://www.ramapo.edu/idc/.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact me at nmagard@ramapo.edu with any questions you may have. 

Best,

Nicole Morgan Agard

Chief Equity and Diversity Officer

In addition to the plethora of materials available through the George T. Potter Library, here are a few resources:

Inclusive Remote Work Resources for Staff

Dear Staff,

The information below has been compiled to assist you as you transition to remote work.  Understanding that this may not be an easy transition for many, these resources offer helpful tips and suggestions for fostering a more inclusive remote work environment. 

For specific questions or support regarding Technology needs, please contact the ITS Help Desk.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact me at nmagard@ramapo.edu with any questions you may have. 

Best,

Nicole Morgan Agard

Chief Equity and Diversity Officer

In addition to the plethora of materials available through the George T. Potter Library and Human Resources, here are a few resources: