Affinity groups are formed around a shared identity or common goal to build community among members of non-dominant groups and to foster inclusion and awareness in the broader university. The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, with support from the Human Resources Office, is proud to empower our employee affinity groups. These groups host meaningful events, engage in mentoring, and foster community among our underrepresented and diverse faculty, staff, and student populations.
The offices seeks to create affinity groups for the following
- Faculty & Staff of Color
- Faculty & Staff Pride
- African American
- Asian Pacific Islander
- Native & Indegineous
If you are interested in creating or joining an existing affinity group please email DEI@Kean.edu.
Request Online and In-Person training / Workshops
The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion provides professional development opportunities related to diversity, equity and inclusion for Kean University’s students, faculty and staff to prepare them to be culturally competent and socially responsible.
We invite students, faculty and staff to use this form to request professional development opportunities through our workshops as we look to continue collaboration and foster ongoing conversations.
National Resources (See Case Western Reserve University for their list.)
Kean University is committed to establishing and maintaining a diverse campus community. Equal opportunity and diversity represent principles that are integrally woven into the University’s mission. Kean University is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment and education, as well as equity of conditions for employment and education, to all employees, students and applicants without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, nationality, ancestry, age, sex/gender (including pregnancy), marital status, civil union status, domestic partnership status, familial status, religion, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, genetic information, liability for service in the Armed Forces of the United States, or disability. Sexual harassment is a form of unlawful gender discrimination and will not be tolerated.
Kean University follows the New Jersey State Policy Prohibiting Discrimination in the Workplace.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Kean University is committed to ensuring equal opportunity and access to all members of the campus community in accordance with Section 503/504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended. The University prohibits discrimination against any student, employee or applicant on the basis of physical or mental disability, or perceived disability. Kean University will provide reasonable and appropriate accommodations to enable employees and students to participate in the life of the campus community. Individuals with disabilities are responsible for reporting and supplying documentation verifying their disability. Student requests for accommodations must be initiated through Ms. Barbara Moran, Office of Disability Services, Downs Hall, Room 122, (908) 737-4850. Employees should contact Ms. Yrelys Tapanes, Office of Human Resources, Administration Building, 2nd Floor, (908) 737-3300.