May 2023 DEI Updates

Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 

Division of DEI Updates: 

  • Strategic Action PlanningSAP Impact reports are being written. Departments and colleges are able to make updates now for Phase I goals and add new goals, updates due by June 2. 
  • if you have not received the recorded session, please reach out to

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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
  • 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 Prayer Space located on the 2nd Floor of Savitz Hall, Room 218, will be reserved every day beginning Wednesday, March 22nd through Sunday, April 23rd, 9:30 PM – 11 PM for Ramadan. Signage will be posted outside of the prayer room. For more information regarding the guidelines and usage of the space, please review the Interfaith, Prayer, and Meditation Space Policy
  • Programs: The programs below are not exclusive to SJICR and may be programs hosted by affiliated student organizations. For more information, please visit proflink

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. We also welcome a new Faculty Fellow for the spring semester - Professor Patricia Coughlin, College of Communications. Welcome to our team!

The Center is located on the first floor of Laurel Hall. Please visit the website:

Upcoming events: 

  • Accommodations, Accessibility and Student Engagement event - Zoom link here

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 

  • Please take a moment to review “‘Hope is Not a Strategy’: A White Paper of the Antiracist Pedagogies and Practices Taskforce.” This White Paper is the outcome of the 2021-2022 Antiracist Pedagogies and Practices Taskforce. Feel free to reach out to Rachael Shapiro ( with any questions, concerns, or feedback! 

  • Senate resolution to establish a BIPOC studies designation was effectively passed, the next step is a curriculum proposal. 

  • The Antiracist Pedagogies and Practices Certificate program will launch on April 25th! See the APP Certificate flyer or visit our website to learn more and sign up.

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.

  • CMSRU’s Black Male Collective Collective is currently seeking undergraduate students to participate. Please see below program description: 
  • The Black Male Collective-Revitalizing Access to Medical Professions for Underrepresented Populations program, or BMC – RAMP UP, is a mentoring program jointly sponsored by Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU), Rowan University and Cooper University Health Care. BMC – RAMP UP’s primary aim is to identify Rowan students who are African American males with an interest in careers in medicine and support them through their undergraduate years – and beyond – to maximize their chances of achieving their career goals. Each student will be paired with an African American male physician or CMSRU medical student mentor to promote academic advancement, social support, and networking opportunities.

    For more information about the program, please submit an inquiry form, and we will be in touch.