Social Justice, Inclusion, and Conflict Resolution

Social Justice, Inclusion, and Conflict Resolution

About Us

The Office of Social Justice, Inclusion and Conflict Resolution (SJICR) was formed through the collaborative efforts of students, faculty and staff to provide dedicated physical space and bring together resources for underrepresented and underserved students at Rowan University. These efforts crystalized after a student presentation at a spring 2014 Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting during which Dr. Houshmand and other members of the BOT expressed their support for this initiative. Physical space was subsequently identified in Robinson Hall, followed by renovations with funding support from Facilities and University Housing. The SJICR office is currently located on the 2nd Floor of Hawthorn Hall.

Find Your Community

The Office of Social Justice, Inclusion, and Conflict Resolution is committed to establishing transformative educational experiences. Through culturally sustaining practices, we aim to cultivate leadership, identity development, and global citizenship by empowering our community at Rowan and beyond. We believe that every person who comes to our campus belongs here.  Finding your place in a new community can be challenging, let us help!  Reach out to SJICR to get connected with student organizations, programs, and events. 

SJICR Values

Student Centeredness- We believe that our students come to us in all stages of understanding, knowing, and being, with unique life experiences and cultural identities. Their needs, learning, and growth are at the core of everything that we do.
Equity- We believe in working towards a more equitable campus community where each person gets exactly what they need in order to thrive and live authentically. By doing this, we prepare our students to create a more equitable community wherever they go and thus create a more equitable world.
Community- At the heart of justice are communities. In SJICR we work to build communities for our students that allow them to be challenged, grow, celebrate, heal, and thrive.
Innovation- The work of social justice is ever evolving and to accomplish our mission, we strive to be creative by creating cutting edge educational opportunities and empowering our students to be creative authors of their own futures.

Our Centers & Resources

BIPoC Student Support Services Center | Gender & Sexuality Center | Interfaith Alliance 
FREE Personal Care Items & Menstural Hygiene Products | Low Sensory Zones | Prayer & Mediation Space 
Mentoring & Support | Cultural Library | Lactation Space | Student Lounge Area

Cultural & Identity-Based Affiliated Student Organizations

Gender & Sexuality
Beauty In Distress (BID)
Rowan Love and Luxe
Period Project
Women of Westby (WOW)

Interfaith & Spiritual Alliance
Chabad at Rowan 
New Life Ministry 
The Navigators 
Muslim Student Association (MSA)
The Episcopal Church at Rowan University (TEC@RU)
Strongtower Family
Spiritualistic Study Club
 Arabic Culture Club
Rowan Epic Movement
Rowan Cru