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The RU Commitment

As one of the largest employers in the State of New Jersey, Rutgers University is committed not only to the students and the state that we serve, but also to the faculty and staff who work on our campuses.

Ranked by Forbes as among the best large employers in America, Rutgers’ commitment to its employees includes maintaining and fostering a safe, diverse, and respectful workplace environment, creating employment opportunities for our nation’s military veterans, and ensuring accessibility and accommodation for individuals with disabilities.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

As a University, Rutgers recognizes that the diversity of its workforce should reflect the diversity of the State and the students we serve. We strive to cultivate a culture of inclusion at Rutgers – one in which individuals of various backgrounds and belief systems can come together in an environment of mutual respect, learning from each other, and becoming better-prepared to participate in an increasingly globalized marketplace of ideas.

Rutgers University follows a policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law.

Accommodation During the Application Process

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD), and university policy, if you have a disability or a strongly-held religious conviction which impacts your ability to complete the Rutgers application and selection process, and would like to request an accommodation with regard to the application and selection processes (for example, the online application process or interviews), or have any questions about our website accessibility for individuals with disabilities, please visit the Office of Employment Equity webpage or call us at 848-932-3973.

Rights of Individuals with Disabilities

As an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant employer, Rutgers University is committed to prohibiting discrimination and providing reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities, to provide equal opportunities in the workplace. Under the ADA, Rutgers is prohibited from excluding any qualified individual from participation in a program or activity administered by the University solely by reason of his or her disability. Under the terms of the law, a qualified individual is a person with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, is capable of performing the essential functions of the position in question, in accordance with Rutgers policy, applicable laws and workplace regulations.

Individuals with disabilities should seek out guidance from their immediate supervisors or a Disabilities Specialist in the Office of Employment Equity (OEE).

Commitment to Veterans

In recognition of their service to our country, Rutgers University actively seeks to recruit and employ veterans throughout its workforce. The brave service members who have served our nation’s interests deserve to come home to job and academic opportunities, once their military service is at an end.

Rutgers continues its commitment to military veterans in the workplace, ensuring accommodation for veterans with disabilities and offering a family leave program for military spouses who may have to care for a wounded or injured veteran.

Accommodation for Religious Reasons

Rutgers University is also committed to creating a welcoming atmosphere for individuals of various faiths and religious beliefs. Rutgers offers reasonable accommodations due to, or based on, your religious beliefs, practices, or observances, as defined by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Compliance Manual.

Diversity and a Respectful Workplace

Fostering a respectful, productive, and diverse workplace at Rutgers begins, first and foremost, with the employee. Rutgers has an obligation to enact and administer policies which encourage respect and civility between diverse employees. But ultimately, those policies are pointless if employees do not choose to honor their obligation to treat each other with respect and civility. Any employee who is found to be in violation of university policies regarding discrimination, harassment, workplace violence and accessibility for individuals with disabilities may be subject to discipline, up to and including termination. In addition, any violation of State or federal laws in these areas will be reported to the appropriate authorities.

To learn more about Rutgers commitment to workplace excellence, visit the Office of Workplace Culture webpage.