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Monmouth University

Undergraduate School

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400 Cedar Ave
West Long Branch, New Jersey 07764
(732) 571-3400
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School Information
"Our commitment to transformative learning is founded on three core principles: an intellectually challenging and rigorous academic experience built on a strong foundation in the liberal arts; learning experiences that are both immersive and that extend beyond the classroom; and preparation for life after Monmouth. To enhance the breadth and impact of our commitment, we offer a high level of personalization for each student, infusing the Monmouth Experience throughout every aspect of campus life." The school has a 12:1 student-faculty ratio and offers five-year baccalaureate/masters programs in addition to its bachelors, graduate, and doctoral degree programs. (Source: (Source:
General Information
In an effort to develop its holistic agenda of diversity and inclusion, the university has tried to create "a more inclusive campus experience by improving education and training, programming and curriculum integration." One such educational program is the campus-wide book discussion of Ibram X. Kendi's "How to Be an Antiracist" by staff and faculty. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • The university’s Office of Equity and Diversity provides training and workshops to the students, faculty and staff on various topics from workshops on how to recruit a diverse faculty to educational training on diversity awareness.
  • The Office of Equity and Diversity at Monmouth University provides Diversity Awareness Training to the faculty, staff, and students through a worksop that “ explores the many dimensions of diversity and works to build a common awareness as it relates to a multicultural community.”
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • As part of the University General Education Requirements, all students must take a Cultural Diversity course.
Program and Research Funding
  • On October 12, 2021, the university group, Growing Together as Allies hosted a presentation by Anjanette Young on racism and trauma inflicted by police misconduct that was funded by the Diversity and Innovation Grant from the Intercultural Center.
  • In April of 2021, the Grunin Foundation awarded a $2 million grant to Monmouth University to fund a four-year Social Justice Academy.
  • Funded from the Diversity Innovation Grant Program at Monmouth University, the 30 Day Challenge features “30 days of activities designed to help individuals on their antiracist journey.”
  • The Diversity Innovation Grant Program at Monmouth University provides funding and encouragement towards projects that participate in “creating an inclusive, affirming, and equitable campus community.”
  • In February 2021, the university will host a campus-wide book discussion of Ibram X. Kendi's "How to Be an Antiracist" with staff and faculty facilitators.
  • The university’s library provides resources on Race, Racism/Anti-Racism, Policing and Equality with numerous books, podcasts, and websites including Ibram X. Kendi’s works.
  • The university’s library provides numerous resources on anti-racist pedagogy to engage and incorporate anti-racist teaching and methodologies.
  • The Monmouth University Intercultural Center and the Guggenheim Memorial Library provide resources on Racism, Race, Policing, & Equality to the campus community in order to “inform, educate, and unite us on our collective journey towards equality and justice for all.”
  • On January 25, 2023, Monmouth University invited all artists to submit artwork for the University’s new art exhibit, Diversity Lives Here: Representation Through Art in an effort to provide for a more racially and ethnically diverse representation of the community through art.
  • On January 25, 2023, the President’s Advisory Council for Diversity and Inclusion at Monmouth University hosted its 5th Annual MLK Distinguished Lecture in Social Justice featuring assistant professor at Harvard and author Anthony Abraham Jack.
Symbolic Actions
  • Growing Together as Allies (GTAA) is a group at Monmouth University School of Social Work that addresses anti-racism, racial equity, and accountability through various events including hosting numerous anti-racism speakers on campus.
  • Associate Professor of Social Work at Monmouth, Anne Deepak, was named the 2022 Academic of the Year by the NAtional Association of Social Workers for her “leadership in the areas of advancing anti-racism and social justice and developing and applying a postcolonial feminist social work perspective to global issues and education.”
  • According to the Monmouth University Poll in April 18, 2023, voters described specific issues that a good Democrat should hold include anti-racism, abortion access, Climate change, and Black Lives Matter.
  • On September 6, 2023, the President of Monmouth University issued a letter to welcome the new academic year while emphasizing how the “commitment to fostering an inclusive atmosphere has resulted in an increase in student diversity, enhancing the rich tapestry of cultures and perspectives that make up our University.”
  • The President’s Advisory Council on Diversity and Inclusion at Monmouth University “has taken a lead role in advancing our efforts to remain an inclusive and welcoming university by identifying and addressing concerns of diversity and inclusion.”
  • Monmouth University’s School of Education is coordinating the 2023-2024 Central Jersey Consortium for Excellence and Equity which focuses on eliminating disparities and increasing equity in education.
Last updated October 21st, 2023
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