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Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Compliance

Ramapo College LogoWelcome to the Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Compliance (EDIC) at Ramapo College of New Jersey.

The mission of EDIC is to advance a shared understanding and practice of equity, diversity, inclusion, and compliance as key components of the College’s Mission and Values. EDIC’s goal is to provide point and coordinate leadership for college-wide diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives and to ensure the College’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is reflected in its policies, programs and community of students, faculty and staff.

About E.D.I.C

EDIC is comprised of the following offices: Office of Affirmative Action and Workplace Compliance; Office of Title IX, ADA and Compliance Training; and Equity and Diversity Programs.

EDIC coordinates with campus stakeholders, including the Admissions Department, the Office of the Provost and the Human Resources Department, to advance Ramapo College’s diversity and inclusion and recruitment and hiring programs.  In addition, all complaints of bias, discrimination, hostile work environment and harassment and alleged violations of the New Jersey State Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the Americans with Disabilities Act will be promptly and thoroughly investigated.

For more information or to speak with an EDIC representative please visit our Contact Us page.

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Multicultural Center - COMING SOON!

We are excited to share that plans are underway for the implementation of a new Multicultural Center on campus! Renovations of space in the D-Wing, on the 2nd floor, are currently underway, and the space is expected to be ready for use in the mid-to-late fall 2022 semester!  Please continue to check out this webpage for more updates!

Members of the Multicultural Center Committee meet with Capital Planning to discuss the future features of the space.

Carpet and fabric swatches for the new Center

Members of the Multicultural Center Committee gather in the Center’s future site (D214)!

Anticipated Opening: Fall Semester 2022

Stay tuned for more announcements and pictures as the Multicultural Center moves forward!

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Ramapo College Celebrates Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month 2022

Thursday, September 15, 6:00 p.m. Mackin/Bischoff Courtyard
Latinx Heritage Month Kickoff
Join Res Life, RA Rassha and EDIC for a fun night free empanadas, the game of Loteria and Bingo! Winners will receive a prize, see you there!

Friday, September 16, 9:00 p.m. Pavilion
Tastes of Latin America
Join the Organization of Latino Unity and the College Programming Board as we enjoy a variety of foods from Latin America! Bring your own reusable plates/utensils to skip the line! Questions? Email cpb@ramapo.edu.

Monday, September 19, 1:15 p.m. The Arch, Rain Location: SC 158
Opening Proclamation – Latinx Heritage Month
Join EDIC and the Office of the President at Opening Proclamation! For more information, please send an email to diversity@ramapo.edu.

Thursday, September 22, 1:15 p.m. Learning Commons
Latinx Libros (books) y pastelitos (cupcakes)!
Join EDIC and the Library for some free Crowley’s Cupcakes and more! For more information, please send an email to diversity@ramapo.edu.

Wednesday, September 24, 8:00 p.m. The Berrie Center
Tertulia!
Join the Berrie Center for Tertulia! featuring the screening of professor Maria Bautis’ film Desarraigo Y Esperanza followed by the live music of Mate Amargo and tango dancers.

Tuesday, September 27, 4:00 p.m. Women’s Center
Respira¡ (Breathe): Tackling Imposter Syndrome
Come join us for an intersectional conversation around imposter syndrome. We will be talking about how to tackle imposter syndrome, mindfulness and more! All are welcome. Follow @RCNJ_EDIC on Instagram to learn more. Cosponsored by the Women’s Center and LGBT+ Services, and the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF).

Wednesday, September 28, 12:00 p.m.- 1:30 p.m. Mansion Lawn, Rain Location: Bradley Dance Studio
Stomp the Yard: Salsa Edition
Join us for our Salsa Dance Class! Come and learn new moves, enjoy music, and meet new people! All are welcome. Follow @RCNJ_EDIC on Instagram to learn more. In case of inclement weather, this event will be held in the Bradley Dance Studio. See you there! Cosponsored by the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF), Admissions and the Organization of Latino Unity.

Friday, September 30, 1:00 p.m The Arch
BIPOC Walks
Join EDIC and Counseling Services for a mental health walk in honor of Latinx Heritage Month. As you walk, you will build a library of podcasts, music and documentaries that center on the Latinx community and well-being to listen to as you walk in the future. Questions? Email diversity@ramapo.edu

Thursday, October 6, 9:00 p.m. – Friends Hall 
Mini Golf
Join us as we have a fun night of mini golf while learning about Latinx culture! Co-Sponsored by College Programming Board.

Saturday, October 15, 8:00 p.m. Berrie Center
Emilio Teubal Trio
Join the Berrie Center to see Pianist and Latin GRAMMY winner Emilio Teubal brings his jazz trio for a concert.

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Diversity Day 2022

Thursday, October 6, 12:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. The Grove, Rain Location: SC 156-158
Diversity Day
We would like to invite students, faculty and staff to be part of Diversity Day! Student Organizations and Faculty/Staff Committees can host a table to showcase their purpose or host a Diversity related activity. Diversity Day is a day to celebrate and embrace who we are, despite our differences, no matter what race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disabilities. If you are interested in sponsoring a table or participating in any of the performances please complete this form.

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Reporting Bias

Bias reporting and related resources are available here.

EDIC Supports BLM

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