University Life Courses and Student Involvement
Words Matter is a highly engaging and interactive program from the Division of Student Services where participants learn about Microaggressions – what they are, what their impact is, how to respond to them, and how to prevent them. The multi-media facilitated program is approximately 60-90 minutes long (depending upon the size of the audience). Words Matter is an impactful program for all groups – students, faculty, employees. To request a program for your group, click here »
If you have questions or just want to learn more, call the Dean of Students Office (973) 761-9076.
Defamation: The Experience
Defamation: The Experience was performed on campus on October 22, 2018. The interactive performance piece asked the audience to be the jury in defamation cases designed to explore the many –isms – racism and sexism, for example – while providing a framework for self-reflection on our own biases.
MLK Symposium: In January 2019, the University held its first annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium. The keynote speaker was Elizabeth Riley Williams, Executive Director of the American Council on Diversity. Fifteen university faculty, five alumni professionals and two New Jersey state executive directors of the Holocaust and Amistad Commissions formed our teaching cadre for the day, along with Rev. Pritchett, Director of Special Projects. More than 100 undergraduate and graduate students and 210 public school teachers participated. The Symposium was created in collaboration with the College of Arts and Sciences, the Office of Continuing Education and Professional Studies, the Office of the Provost, and Admissions.
Inclusion Alliance: Fall University Life courses include a unit that featured a peer-to-peer discussion about the topics of race and racism. More than 75 upper-class students participate in a weekend training workshop to prepare. Click here to submit an application or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information