Diverse, by Design

Diverse, by Design

Diverse, by Design

Four thin vertical rectangles of varying colors and sizes are along the left panel, lime green, gray, light blue, and brown. The rest of the image is divided into three sections horizontally. The top panel includes a picture of a group of students viewing a presentation or class. The middle panel is a yellow background with the words Diverse, by Design written with Diverse, in brown and by Design in white. The middle panel also has Rowan University written in brown and Developing a Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion written in blue. The bottom panel is split into three sections, with two students talking to each other at a table on the left, a middle narrow vertical rectangle that is blue, and an image on the right of three students walking on Rowan University's campus. Please click the image to open a PDF of the Diverse, by Design report.

Like many institutions, Rowan University struggled with how to effectively address issues of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Two years ago, we fully committed to it.

Rowan created an entire division whose goal is an inclusive, equitable university for everyone—a big lift considering our fast-growing university of three campuses, two medical schools and nearly 20,000 students.

Getting there started with listening to our community to determine its needs and concerns. We merged related offices under the umbrella of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, recruited faculty, students and staff to a University-wide DEI Council, formed committees, built a working collaborative with law enforcement, and, most importantly, committed to University-wide action!

I know this work is as important to you as it is to me and hope you'll take a few minutes to read our report, "Diverse, by Design," about what we did.

In service,

Monika Williams Shealey, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

If you have any questions or would like to contact us, please email us at dei@rowan.edu.