Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Who we are and what we do

The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) was launched in January, 2019 and at that time was the first division of its kind at a higher education institution in New Jersey. The division is charged with facilitating systemic change that addresses the following strategic priorities: creating an inclusive and equitable campus, recruiting and retaining diverse students, faculty, and staff, and promoting and supporting inclusive scholarship, teaching, and professional development.

The departments in the Division of DEI include the following: Office of Social Justice and Inclusion and Conflict Resolution (SJICR), Center for Access, Persistence and Achievement (CAPA), Center for Neurodiversity, the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at RowanSOM, and the Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning is shared between the Division of DEI and the Division of Academic Affairs.

 We are proud of the work that we have accomplished during the last 3 years. Here is a brief list of our accomplishments:

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The Division of DEI was created in January 2019 as the first division of its kind to combine student and academic affairs and compliance.

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Student Support

The Division of DEI supports unique and innovative programming that serves the needs of diverse students.

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Faculty and Staff Support

The Faculty Center plays an integral role in supporting faculty and staff in developing their professional knowledge and skills to ensure equitable educational opportunities for all students.