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Equity and Diversity Programs

The mission of Equity and Diversity Programs (OED) at Ramapo College of New Jersey is to ensure the community celebrates diversity and creates a favorable campus climate for all through programs, and peer education.  As an office we believe that diversity is necessary for the success of the institution.

OED assists in the recruitment, retention, engagement and graduation of traditionally represented students, conducts cross-cultural and diversity awareness training, coordinates co-curricular diversity and equity programs and advises affiliated student organizations.

Heritage Months

The Office of Equity & Diversity Programs is proud to recognize and celebrate the Heritage Months listed below.  These cultural celebrations provide the college community with an opportunity to better understand and appreciate each cultural identity.

Heritage Months


The Office of Equity & Diversity Programs provides an array of educational programs and social activities that promote diversity and enhance cross-cultural understanding. For more information, please see below:


Diversity Day

Diversity Day is a day to celebrate and embrace who we are, despite our differences, no matter what race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, nationality, or disability. It is also a day to reflect on and learn about different cultures and ideologies at Ramapo College.


Diversity Convocation

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Wednesday, February 23rd, 2:00 p.m.
Annual Diversity Convocation
EDIC invites all students, faculty & staff to join us for our annual Diversity Convocation. Featuring State Executive, Military Trailblazer & LGBTQ+ Champion Sue Fulton.
Location: Sharp Theater





The Office of Equity and Diversity provides mentoring for Faculty and Staff. Please reach out to for any questions or concerns.

Rites of Passage Pre-Commencement Ceremony


Wednesday, May 11th, 12:30pm
Annual Rites of Passage Ceremony
Location: Alumni Lounges


Rites of Passage Pre Commencement Ceremony banner showing graduating students with special stoles


Please join us for the Rites of Passage Pre-Commencement Ceremony to celebrate students of Color who have successfully completed an Undergraduate or Graduate Degree at Ramapo College.

The event recognizes their accomplishments, hard work and dedication while simultaneously acknowledging the accomplishments of their families and network of support.

Training and Development

Programs, Workshops, and Training

The Office of Equity and Diversity hosts webinars throughout the semester to educate and discuss topics of diversity and inclusion on campus and in the classroom. To schedule a DEI training session for your department or organization, please contact us at ext. 6693 or

Calendar of Events