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Employee Equity

About the Office of Employee Equity



ATTENTION:  As part of Rowan’s ongoing COVID-19 pandemic response and given the anticipated return-to-campus scenarios for Rowan employees, those employees who feel that the protective measures already in place at the University and in the various departments may not reasonably address specific further situations may apply for further accommodations.  Please use the  link below to access the instructions and forms: Further Request for Accommodation due to Covid-19 Pandemic

Please note that a new e-mail address has been created for the submission of further requests for accommodation paperwork.  That new e-mail address (which will only be viewed by authorized HR personnel directly involved in this process) is:  HR-FA@rowan.edu.




From Theresa Drye, VP of Human Resources and Henry Oh, AVP for Employee Equity and Labor Relations:

As members of the Rowan University community as well as the local and national communities, we feel a great sense of sadness and grief that we must now address another incomprehensible incident involving the needless taking of yet another human life.  We can only believe that so many others in our Rowan University family share a similar feeling, and that all of us have been affected by this societal plague.

As the heads of the University’s Office of Human Resources and Office of Employee Equity, we extend the collective sympathies and empathies of the individuals who work in these offices.  Please know that while we cannot pretend that we are in a position to either instantly cure the underlying issues and incidents that have led to this national crisis, we will not stand idly by without playing our part in doing what we can and must in order to help address the crisis.

Rowan University has resources available to assist any and all of us through this trying time.  Should you feel compelled to seek our assistance in coping with this situation, we encourage you to contact the Office of Human Resources or the Office of Employee Equity.  Please know that your contact to our offices will remain confidential, and we endeavor to assist those in our community who seek our help in any palpable manner that we can.

We also encourage you to utilize the services of other Rowan University offices that seek to assist you as well, including the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (“DEI”).  A review of DEI’s posted blog (found here: https://rowandei.wordpress.com/category/dei-prof-spectives/) should provide a good starting point.

We believe that in working together during this difficult time, we will all be in a better position to emerge as stronger individuals and ultimately, a stronger Rowan University and a stronger community.  In doing this, we sincerely hope that collectively, we can finally offer everyone the equitable stake in our society which all of us deserve.


Theresa A. Drye

Vice President for Human Resources

Henry Oh

AVP for Employee Equity and Labor Relations


The Office of Employee Equity houses several federal, state, and university policies and is charged with overseeing their compliance. The policies include but are not limited to: The NJ Policy Prohibiting Discrimination in the Workplace, Americans with Disabilities Act, and EEO Compliant Search Practices.

Rowan University remains committed to a policy of nondiscrimination for all its students and employees and for applicants for admission and employment. Our goal is to eliminate any patterns of prohibited unequal treatment from a community that prizes inclusion and fosters an environment of civility and respect.


Should you want to report any suspected violations under Title IX, STUDENT gender inequality, please press on the button below:

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Meet the Staff

Meet the staff of the Office of Equity and Diversity now located in Bunce Hall, Suite 256. The Office of Equity & Diversity (OED) plays a significant role in providing advocacy for employees. It can be said that the OED protects the institution’s wellbeing by protecting individuals’ wellbeing. This may come in the form of removing impediments to access, encouraging a supportive environment, ensuring compliance with state or federal policies or providing resources.

Policies & Procedures

Familiarize yourself with policies that are in place to protect your rights to a respectful work environment free of discrimination, harassment, workplace violence and bullying. Each of the policies monitored by the Office of Equity and Diversity addresses concerns associated with equity and diversity in the workplace.

Americans with Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, State and local government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and transportation. The Office of Equity and Diversity plays a substantial role in the enforcement of this Act to ensure the rights of individuals with disabilities.

Harassment and Discrimination

The State of New Jersey is committed to providing every State employee and prospective State employee with a work environment free from prohibited discrimination or harassment. Under this policy, forms of employment discrimination or harassment based upon the following protected categories are prohibited and will not be tolerated: race, creed, color, national origin, nationality, ancestry, age, sex/gender (including pregnancy), marital status, civil union status, domestic partnership status, familial status, religion, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, genetic information, liability for service in the Armed Forces of the United States, or disability.

Search Procedures -Recruitment Guidelines

Are you planning to hire staff or have been selected to serve on a Search Committee? Did you know that you must complete a certification process before access to the candidate pool is granted? It is the responsibility of all those involved in the recruitment and selection process to support Rowan’s EEO initiatives, to become familiar with the recruitment procedure and to implement the procedures within their respective departments. All members of all departments involved in any search process must be aware of the recruitment objectives set by their College/Department as part of the Affirmative Action Plan.