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Equity and Diversity Programs

The mission of Equity and Diversity Programs (OED) at Ramapo College of New Jersey is to ensure the community celebrates diversity and creates a favorable campus climate for all through programs, and peer education.  As an office we believe that diversity is necessary for the success of the institution.

OED assists in the recruitment, retention, engagement and graduation of traditionally represented students, conducts cross-cultural and diversity awareness training, coordinates co-curricular diversity and equity programs and advises affiliated student organizations.

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Heritage Months

The Office of Equity & Diversity Programs is proud to recognize and celebrate the Heritage Months listed below.  These cultural celebrations provide the college community with an opportunity to better understand and appreciate each cultural identity.

Heritage Months

Programs

The Office of Equity & Diversity Programs provides an array of educational programs and social activities that promote diversity and enhance cross-cultural understanding. For more information, please see below:

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Diversity Day

Diversity Day is a day to celebrate and embrace who we are, despite our differences, no matter what race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, nationality, or disability. It is also a day to reflect on and learn about different cultures and ideologies at Ramapo College.

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Diversity Convocation

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Wednesday, February 23rd, 2:00 p.m.
Annual Diversity Convocation
EDIC invites all students, faculty & staff to join us for our annual Diversity Convocation. Featuring State Executive, Military Trailblazer & LGBTQ+ Champion Sue Fulton.
Location: Sharp Theater

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2021 – 15TH ANNUAL DIVERSITY CONVOCATION FEATURING RESHMA SAUJANI

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Mentoring

The Office of Equity and Diversity provides mentoring for Faculty and Staff. Please reach out to oed@ramapo.edu for any questions or concerns.

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Rites of Passage Pre-Commencement Ceremony

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Wednesday, May 11th, 12:30pm
Annual Rites of Passage Ceremony
Location: Alumni Lounges

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Rites of Passage Pre Commencement Ceremony banner showing graduating students with special stoles

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Please join us for the Rites of Passage Pre-Commencement Ceremony to celebrate students of Color who have successfully completed an Undergraduate or Graduate Degree at Ramapo College.

The event recognizes their accomplishments, hard work and dedication while simultaneously acknowledging the accomplishments of their families and network of support.

Training and Development

Programs, Workshops, and Training

The Office of Equity and Diversity hosts webinars throughout the semester to educate and discuss topics of diversity and inclusion on campus and in the classroom. To schedule a DEI training session for your department or organization, please contact us at ext. 6693 or diversity@ramapo.edu

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Calendar of Events

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2022 Events/Programs

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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