The Council for Equity and Justice (CEJ) at William Paterson University, composed of faculty, staff and students, was established by the University President in February 2021. The purpose of the Council for Equity and Justice is to strive toward increasing the actual and perceived levels of equity and justice at William Paterson University. Comprised of faculty, staff and students and chaired by the Chief Diversity Officer, the Council for Equity and Justice serves as an advisory group to the University President to review, address and respond to equity and inclusion matters at the university, especially those matters that impact the university experience for historically marginalized populations across identities such as race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, religion and accessibility. The Council will work in partnership with various campus and community stakeholders to create and sustain a just, inclusive and equitable campus environment. CEJ meets monthly during each academic year.