December 2022 DEI Updates

Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 

Division of DEI Updates: 

  • Please join us for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast and Day of Service on January 16, 2023 
  • Register here:
  • Please update your college/department's Strategic Action Plans (SAP)- DUE December 5th, 2022. You can find the link to update your SAPs here.  

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Social Justice, Inclusion and Conflict Resolution (SJICR) 

  • SJICR has many exciting and important events planned for this year. Please visit this link for regularly updated SJICR information and events for the most up-to-date information
  • SJICR is looking for faculty, staff, and student interest in helping build the Men of Color Alliance and the Queer People of Color Collective. If interested, please email Tara Ferrucci at
  • New Interfaith, Prayer and Meditation Space 
    • Hawthorn Hall, Room 202 | Max. 2
      Accessible from 7:30 AM - 10:30 PM | Card access needed for access after hours
      *Please email Tara Ferrucci at to inquire about card access
    • Savitz Hall Room 218 | Max. 15
      Accessible from 7:30 AM - 10:30 PM

The Center for Neurodiversity

The Center for Neurodiversity welcomes the new co-directors for 2022-2023, Chiara Latimer and John Woodruff! The Center for Neurodiversity also welcomes Visiting Scholar in Residence, Zosia Zaks, and Ph.D. Graduate Assistant, Mary Kalliny. The Center is located on the first floor of Laurel Hall. Please visit the website:

Upcoming events: 

  • A new DEI certificate: Creating a Neuro-Inclusive Workplace Certificate, is now OPEN for registration! The professional development certificate is geared toward business leaders, entrepreneurs, non-profit leaders and employers, P – 20 Educators & Administrators/Higher Education, Board of Education Members, Community Leaders, and Organizational Leaders. Please register here.

  • SAVE THE DATE - 2023 dates for IPP Certificate. Registration will be OPEN SOON!
    • January 20: 9 am – 10 am
    • January 27: 9 am – 10 am
    • February 3: 9 am – 10:30 am
    • February 10: 9 am -10 am
    • February 17: 9 am – 10:30 am

Center for Access, Persistence and Achievement (CAPA) 

CAPA is pleased to share the digital brochure with further information on the Center for Access, Persistence and Achievement -

Please visit the website - 

The Faculty Center 

  • The Faculty Center is working on several DEI-related initiatives, including building the infrastructure to house all DEI professional development certificate programs in the Center, making DEI more central to the Center’s messaging, and working on finalizing the White Paper for Antiracist Taskforce. Additionally, the faculty center is focused on: 
    • Responding to Black Student Union’s demand for a course in the Black Diaspora
    • Processing the data from the Faculty of Color listening tour to inform work to do in the future around providing infrastructural support for faculty of color work and support for work around cluster hires
  • Addressing Black Student Union (BSU) demands a course on Black Diaspora and anti-racism - moving forward with a task force co-led by Dr. Chanell Rose and Dr. Rachael Shapiro for a curriculum proposal for a designation in the Rowan core. 

Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine (RowanSOM)

  • RowanSOM eagerly awaits hearing back on the SOM’s HEED Health Professions submission.
  • SOM concluded its Vice Dean and Director of the Student Success Center (formerly the Center for Teaching and Learning) finalist interviews.
  • Every issue of the newsletter is available on the RowansSOM DEI website. 

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU)

Celebrating CMSRU's 10th Anniversary CMSRU is celebrating a decade of growth and innovation in medical education and research.