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 2018 University Life courses included a unit that featured a peer-to-peer discussion about the topics of race and racism. More than 75 upper-class students participated in a weekend training workshop to prepare for fall 2018. The Inclusion Alliance begins training in September 2019 for fall 2019.
Inclusion Alliance Planning Committee
- Dr. Tracy Gottlieb, Former Vice President, Student Services
- Dr. Dianne Aguerro-Trotter, Director, Counseling and Psychological Services
- Robin Cunningham, Interim Vice President, Student Services
- Stephanie Macias-Arlington, Director, J.A. Unanue Latino Institute
- Lauren Mitchell, Mentor, Freshman Studies
- Julius Moore, Mentor, Freshman Studies
- Donnell Pierre, Student Development Specialist, Educational Opportunity Program
- Rev./Dr. Forrest Pritchett, Director of Special Projects, Freshman Studies
- Winston Roberts, Associate Dean of Students, Student Life