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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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Ramadan Mubarak to all students, faculty & staff observing Ramadan! Ramadan is a religious Holiday that is observed by Muslims worldwide and includes a month of prayer and fasting (no food or drink) from dawn-to-dusk. You can lend support to those observing Ramadan by acknowledging Ramadan and Eid, the celebration that marks the end of the fasting period, and by wishing them well during this time. To our Faculty, please be considerate in providing an accommodation if you receive a request from a student(s). The College’s academic policy regarding religious accommodations can be found at the following link.

As a reminder, there is a designated Muslim prayer space on campus, in Mackin Hall. Also, in terms of food options, the offices of EDIC and the Center for Student Involvement are pleased to announce that boxed meals are available for students observing Ramadan, from Monday through Thursday, between 1 p.m. and midnight, at no additional charge. Please email diversity@ramapo.edu for more information.

Other food options on campus include the Birch Tree Inn, which closes at 8 PM and reopens at 9 PM for Late Night, Monday through Friday; and the Campus Convenience Store (inside the Pavilion) and the Learning Commons Café featuring Starbucks, which are open daily from 2 PM to 9 PM. Students can also access the stoves in the communal kitchen areas within the residence halls, and cooking utensils are available for temporary use in the Lodge.

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Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month Events

Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month Events

Wednesday April 6, 1:00 p.m. Start at Arch
BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) Walks
Join the Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Compliance and the Counseling Center for ‘BIPOC Walks’ where we will walk around campus and discuss hot topics. This month, we will be discussing topics within the Asian and Pacific Islander communities. Please meet at the Arch at 1pm. For more information, please send an email to rsawyer@ramapo.edu.

Friday, April 8, 6:30 p.m. Friends Hall
Paint n’ Sip Mocktails:
Join the Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, the South Asian Club, United Student Association, the International Student Association, Muslim Student Association, NAACH, and the Filipino Student Association as we have a paint night! The event will have a focus on Asian identifying artists across the diaspora. For more information, please send an email to rsawyer@ramapo.edu.

Monday, April 11, 1:00 p.m. Arch (rain location is alumni lounges)
Opening Proclamation
Join the Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Compliance and the Educational Opportunity Fund for our last Opening Proclamation of the year! We will be proclaiming Asian American and Pacific Islander Month, and the first recognition of EOF month, in accordance with the New Jersey legislature’s designation of April as EOF Month! There will be performances, speeches, bubble tea and more!

April 12, 1:00 p.m., Alumni Lounges |
Breaking Down APIDA Identity: A Panel to Discuss APIDA Representation and Experiences 
Join the Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Compliance for a panel with Faculty, Staff and Students to explore the history of API population and its representation in the US. We will highlight the importance of API representation and share resources for supporting the API community.

April 20, 1:00 p.m., ASB 522
Whitewashing the Movies: White Subjectivity and Asian Erasure in U.S. Film Culture.
Come stop by to watch hear David Oh give a keynote on Whitewashing the Movies: White Subjectivity and Asian Erasure in U.S. Film Culture. Those who attend will receive a DIY cupcake kit from Crowley’s Bakery! Cosponsored by Naach!

May 4, 3:00 p.m., Mansion/Grove Lawn Rain Location: Dance Studio in Bradley
Yoga on the Yard
Come de-stress with us on the Mansion Lawn with some yoga! The first 50 people to attend will get a FREE swag bag! Cosponsored by Athletics, Counseling and EDIC!

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Reporting Bias

Bias reporting and related resources are available here.

EDIC Supports BLM

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