2021 Articles

December

DEI Champion Spotlight: Maria Perez-Colón

The DEI Champion Spotlight features Rowan community members who are leading the way in DEI initiatives across campus. Champions featured in the...

DEI Book Study: College of Education in partnership with the Office of Accessibility Services

DEI encourages departments and colleges throughout Rowan University to start a book study with their respective colleagues, to continually learn...

Sometimes Access Is Not Enough

Written by John Woodruff, Director of Accessibility Services I recently attended an ADA webinar recently where I heard –...

Celebrating Kwanzaa

“Kwanzaa is a time for ingathering of African Americans for celebration of their heritage and their achievements, reverence for the Creator...

Introducing OSEC’s new DEI Investigator/Deputy Coordinator, Tiara Greene

Introducing OSEC’s new DEI Investigator/Deputy Coordinator, Tiara Greene Ms. Greene is a 2014 graduate from Rutgers School of Law Camden....

Division Updates December 2021

Division updates from: Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI); Center for Neurodiversity; Social Justice, Inclusion and Conflict...

November

DEI Welcomes the Faculty Director of the Center for Neurodiversity

Dr. Amy Accardo, faculty director of the Center for Neurodiversity and associate professor in the Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education...

College of Education Diversity in Action Committee

The DEI Champion Spotlight features Rowan community members who are leading the way in DEI initiatives across campus. Champions featured in the...

Black Student Union Call to Action

Black Student Union Call to Action

Celebrating brain differences with more services and support

On October 20, Rowan University announced an expansion of support and services, establishing a first in New Jersey Center for Neurodiversity on the...

Division Updates November 2021

Division updates from: Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI); Center for Neurodiversity; Social Justice, Inclusion and Conflict...

Rowan COVID Vigil Memorial

On Tuesday, October 5th at 5pm, a small group gathered in person and on Zoom at Memorial Circle on the Glassboro campus for the Covid-19 Community...

DEI Book Study: College of Engineering

DEI encourages departments and colleges throughout Rowan University to start a book study with their respective colleagues, to continually learn...

October

Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM)

Warning: This post discusses domestic violence and intimate partner violence. If you or someone you know is in crisis, seek immediate help and call...

Civil & Environmental Engineering Professor receives 2021 New Jersey STEM Civic Leadership Award

DEI Faculty Research Spotlight: Civil & Environmental Engineering Professor receives 2021 New Jersey STEM Civic Leadership Award

DEI Council Chairs Bios (2021–2022)

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council is responsible for leading in the development, implementation, and monitoring of the University's...

Division Updates October 2021

Division updates from: Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI); Center for Access, Persistence and Achievement (CAPA); Social Justice,...

Rowan receives prestigious HEED Award for DEI achievements

Rowan University this month joined a select group of colleges and universities nationwide recognized for their commitment to equality and...

DEI Welcomes Charles Barnes, Doctoral Graduate Coordinator

The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion would like you to join us in welcoming Charles Barnes, DEI Educational Support Graduate...

Rowan is an Institutional Member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

Rowan is an Institutional Member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. On this website, select Rowan University from the...

September

Defining and Celebrating Neurodiversity

Neurodiversity is the full range of variations in cognition, learning, behavior, and socialization that exists within the entire general...

September 2021 DEI Updates

Division updates from: Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI); Center for Access, Persistence and Achievement (CAPA); Social Justice,...

Suicide Prevention and Awareness

Warning: This post discusses suicide. If you or someone you know is in crisis, seek help immediately. Call 911 or your local emergency number. If...

Paule Turner Embraces Role as First Black Chair of the Department of Theatre & Dance

“I value dissonance,” says Department of Theatre & Dance chair and faculty member Paule Turner, while knowing he has to navigate...

Meet the SGA AVP of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Student Government Association (SGA) in 2020 created a new position, Assistant Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The SGA with...

May

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

DEI Prof-spectives: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Marketing Professor focuses on distance education technology and underrepresented students

DEI Faculty Research Spotlight: Marketing Professor focuses on distance education technology and underrepresented students

Living in Sobriety

Sobriety. Struggle-Rising-Living. The journey of an individual living sober is summed up by those three connected words. Struggle is the beginning...

April

DEI Law Enforcement and Community Collaborative and the Anti-Racist Pedagogy and Practices Task Force

In 2019, we launched the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to lead and support initiatives that promote diversity, equity and inclusion...

Excellence in Diversity Awards 2021

Established in 2014, Rowan’s Excellence in Diversity Awards celebrate outstanding contributions by students, faculty, and...

Rowan SOM focused on Spanish-speaking local population vaccinations

This past Saturday, the RowanSOM Vaccination Center held a half-day clinic, targeted to our Spanish speaking local population. This outreach day...

Provost Fellow on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to the Faculty Center

The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is pleased to announce the Provost Fellow on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to the Faculty Center,...

This is not just a moment. It’s a Movement. Statement from Dr. Shealey, Senior Vice President of the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

As President Houshmand and I shared in our earlier message titled Another Step Toward Equity and Justice, “…we are called to better...

The Coptic Orthodox Church

DEI Prof-spectives: The Coptic Orthodox Church

Centering Social Justice and Anti-Racism in Campus Recreation

The DEI Champion Spotlight features Rowan community members who are leading the way in DEI initiatives across campus.  Champions featured in...

DEI Champion Spothlight: CMSRU Students Host Racism in Medicine Conference

The DEI Champion Spotlight features Rowan community members who are leading the way in DEI initiatives across campus. Champions featured in the...

Associate Professor focuses on African American History and Amistad Law

DEI Faculty Research Spotlight: Associate Professor focuses on African American History and Amistad Law

March

Ramadan

DEI Prof-spectives: Ramadan

DEI Council Summary March 2021

We are celebrating two years of service to Rowan and the broader community! The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is pleased to share our...

Seeking DEI Blog Contributors

The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is seeking Rowan faculty, staff, and students to contribute to varying topics for the DEI...

DEI Council Summary March 2021

DEI Council Summary March 2021

Addressing a Tragedy Affecting Asian Communities

The past several years—and longer—have been traumatizing and exhausting for many Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), and...

Professor focuses on social justice in STEM

DEI Faculty Research Spotlight: Professor focuses on social justice in STEM

Rowan University COVID-19 Vaccine Educational Campaign

The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is looking for Rowan faculty, staff, and students to contribute to varying topics for the DEI...

Women's History Month (WHM) and International Women's Day (IWD)

DEI Prof-spectives: Women's History Month (WHM) and International Women's Day (IWD)

February

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies focuses on equity and inclusion in virtual learning

DEI Faculty Research Spotlight: Assistant Professor of Communication Studies focuses on equity and inclusion in virtual learning

DEI Council Summary Feburary 2021

DEI Council Summary Feburary 2021

Spotlight – Amplify Marginalized Student Artists and Writers Voices

Spotlight is looking for submissions! Spotlight is a student-run project aiming to amplify marginalized voices of student artists and writers at...

The Language of Identity

“Because language is evolving, speaking in a respectful way about groups in the United States can be as unnatural as learning to drive a...

DEI "Why" in Student Affairs

DEI Champion Spotlight: DEI "Why" in Student Affairs

January

The History of Presidents' Day and Emancipation

 Presidents’ Day is a federal holiday in the United States of America, observed on the third Monday in February. The official name...

Supporting and Affirming LGBTQIA+ communities

Anyone, regardless of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity can support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual...