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Equity and Inclusion

University Inclusivity Statement

A dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion is at the heart of our mission. As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John’s is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community.

We will become an even stronger University as we enhance equity at every level of our institution. As noted in our Vision Statement, our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world.

Office of Equity and Inclusion

Reporting to the Chief Diversity Officer, the Office of Equity and Inclusion encompasses the Equity and Inclusion Council, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Inclusivity Resource Center, Academic Center for Equity and Inclusion, and RESPECT.

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Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA)

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Academic Center for Equity and Inclusion

Announcements and Updates

This fall, the University will launch formal Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). An initial four groups will be approved and piloted in this introductory year.

ERGs are voluntary, employee-led groups that help to foster an equitable and inclusive workplace, as well as cultivate a greater sense of belonging. ERGs are open to all St. John’s University faculty, administrators, and staff. An ERG may form around a shared identity, a shared interest or concern, or a professional/career affiliation. This fall, preference will be shown to ERGs formed to support minoritized social identities in our workplace. 

Employees who wish to form a group can now begin the proposal application process. An ERG Proposal Form and Getting Started Guide, along with a comprehensive ERG Guidebook and other program resources, are available on the Employee tab of MySJU. Simply log in to MySJU, click on the Employee tab at the top of your screen, and find the ERG portlet.

You are encouraged to review the ERG resources available on the portlet, and then identify two coleaders to complete the required proposal information online. Should you have questions, a Human Resources representative can be reached at [email protected].

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