Diversity and Inclusion Statement

The graduate program in American Studies supports the University’s commitment to fostering an inclusive educational environment for students, faculty, and staff. We encourage our community of scholars to use the study of American culture to engender positive impacts on Stockton University and beyond.

Should any individual experience or witness bias due to individual background, culture, religion, gender, national origin, or other identities, the graduate program in American Studies encourages reporting and would be glad to assist you in reporting these incidents via one or more of the following outlets listed below.

Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities



Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Center



Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity



Office of Human Resources


Stockton Campus Police
Chief Cynthia Parker, Cynthia.Parker@stockton.edu


You may also report cases to the Southern Poverty Law Center: #ReportHate https://www.splcenter.org/reporthate


Additionally, bystander intervention is key to assuring all on our campus have an equal opportunity to education. Stockton University offers two free diversity and inclusion training programs: Safe Zone and Green Dot training. The SAFE ZONE initiative is geared towards LGBTQIA+ acceptance. Email safezone@stockton.edu to arrange or inquire about 1-6-hour training. GREEN DOT is a bystander intervention training program. Several training courses are available throughout the semester. Arrange or inquire about this 1-6-hour training at greendot@stockton.edu. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to take advantage of such trainings as a part of building an inclusive campus and community beyond Stockton. Graduate students that complete the training may note this achievement as part of their résumé.