Critical Race Training in Education

Rutgers University


Mailing Address
100 Sutphen Road
Piscataway, New Jersey 08854
(848) 445-4636
School Information
"Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, stands among America’s highest-ranked, most diverse public research universities. The oldest, largest, and top-ranked public university in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area, you’ll find us at our main locations in three New Jersey cities, and our footprint can be seen around the region. We’re an academic, health, and research powerhouse and a university of opportunity." The university enrolls over 71,000 students, employs over 8,700 faculty, and offers over 550 academic programs. (Source: (Source:
General Information
Rutgers University has been awarded $15 million from the Mellon Foundation for the creation of the "Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice". The university has also created a new senior diversity, equity, and inclusion leadership position. No Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of ALL students. See developments below:


  • Program and Research Funding

    The president of the university announced, "Rutgers has been awarded a $15 million, five-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund a new, university-wide initiative: The Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice, a scholarly project with centers based on our New Brunswick, Newark, and Camden campuses.

  • Symbolic Actions

    The university president announced the creation of the "Senior Vice President for Equity—to ensure a permanent, university-wide, intentional commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion."

  • Curriculum Changes and Requirements

    Students in the School of Arts and Sciences will be required to take one course in "Diversities and Social Inequalities [CCD] (3 credits)" which will "Analyze the degree to which forms of human differences and stratifications among social groups shape individual and group experiences of, and perspectives on, contemporary issues. Such differences and stratifications may include race, language, religion, ethnicity, country of origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, economic status, abilities, or other social distinctions and their intersections."

  • Resources

    The School of Social Work offered a seminar called "The Culturally Woke Social Worker-WEB". The webinar will "1) Define and explore culture, unconscious bias, microaggressions, racism, privilege, marginalization, color blindness and intersectionality. 2) Determine ways that cultural differences impact professional relationships and 3) Provide social workers with a culturally relevant toolbox of skills to work toward micro and macro level change."

Last updated May 31st, 2022