Institutional Equity and Diversity

William Paterson University is committed to establishing and sustaining an inclusive culture that embraces the diverse community of students, faculty and staff. As a leading regional public state university with the designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution/Minority Serving Institution our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is an institutional priority that is carried out in our programs, policies, processes and procedures. We are dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment both in and out of the classroom and applying an equity-centered approach in the university’s overall strategic goals of academic excellence, community outreach and engagement and student success. We continue to work toward being a university community where we build bridges across difference in a meaningful way where everyone regardless of cultural background can be their authentic self.