Academic Catalog

The Center for Access & Equity (C4AE)

Tikkun Olam ~ Repairing the World

Philosophy

The Center for Access & Equity (C4AE) works to give the voices of OTHERS opportunity for expression and recognition. We work aspires to develop understanding and appreciation of one another and create a place for coming together. We endeavor to unite the HUMAN RACE. 

Mission

It is the mission of the Center for Access and Equity to promote inclusion and pluralism.

Goals

  • To develop, initiate, promote and support programming in the areas of:
    • inclusion
    • social justice
    • diversity
    • gender equity
    • pluralism
    • access
  • To outreach, recruit, and advocate actively to immigrant new comers, LGBTQ2IA2, and communities of color
  • To support said communities toward degree completion
  • To collaborate with like constituencies to develop, promote and support programs aligned with C4AE’s mission

All are welcome regardless of age, race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, class, or country of origin. Contact C4AE at 732-255-0400, ext. 2026 for more information.

THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK, Adapted from: What is Pluralism? by Diana Eck

The Pluralism Project at Harvard University, with permission (Eck)

PLURALISM IS (Eck):

  • ​​Energetic engagement with diversity: Opening up to experiences with others, with people who may appear different from yourself; being in relationships
  • Active seeking of understanding across lines: Reaching across boundaries of difference; being curious, communicating with empathy
  • Encountering commitments: Knowing yourself, being aware of your core values, beliefs, connection to self, and world view
  • Based upon dialogue: Coming together in an experience of discovery

PLURALISM IS NOT:

  • Isolation or silence
  • The façade of peace or just getting along
  • Tolerance without knowing and appreciation
  • Ignorance
  • Blinding stereotypes
  • Fear
  • The Melting Pot; losing identity and self
  • Needing to agree