Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.”—Pele, Soccer Champion


This community offers a space for people who identify as or are interested in building the inclusivity, relationships, and support for commuters and nontraditional students. This community offers resources, programs, events, and networking opportunities that can enrich a student’s academic experience and promote their success.

The Commuter/Transfer/Nontraditional Identity/Affinity Community brings together faculty, staff, alums, and community members who understand that this community has unique needs in its transition into The Forest—yet this community also has unique experiences that can contribute to the culture of Drew. This community is designed as a space to explore, learn, reflect on, and support each student’s path during their academic development.

If you are interested in participating in and/or supporting this community, please feel free to share your experiences, provide resources that may support students’ pathways to development, connect with students to offer insight and support, and inform the broader community of internships, community engagement, or job opportunities.

Students of Color Peer Mentoring Interest Form

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“My name is Gabriella Ramirez. I am a rising Sophomore here at Drew University. During my first year at Drew as a Latinx woman, I felt alone, isolated, and that I had no support as a student of Color. Feeling …

Posted by Jennifer Islam
Jennifer Islam Launch Catalyst Jennifer Islam
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Decolonizing your Bookshelf – Summer 2020

Decolonizing your Bookshelf - Summer 2020

Are you looking to decolonize your bookshelves by reading authors of Color and have dialogues about topics such as intersections of race, class, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, mass incarceration and more? The Office of Student Engagement is continuing one of Drew’s …

Posted by Jennifer Islam
Jennifer Islam Launch Catalyst Jennifer Islam
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Systemic Racism Explained

Systemic Racism Explained

You likely have heard the term systemic racism but perhaps are not entirely sure what it means, its impact, and what to do about it.  This video from Act.Tv illustrates the impact of systemic racism and offers solutions toward solving …

Posted by Daniel Pascoe
Daniel Pascoe Associate Provost Daniel Pascoe
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Five Ways to Make College Work as a Non-Traditional Student

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Bachelorstudies.com offers this article on ways that college students can utilize the skills and experiences they’ve acquired outside of school in order to stand out and prosper in higher education.  Read the article.

Posted by John Fracchia
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Learn about the value of additional education with Drew’s hidden gem right here on campus!

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Drew University’s Caspersen School of Graduate Studies offers a variety of flexible, advanced degree programs designed to meet the needs of today’s learner. Our programs are based on Drew’s renowned commitment to faculty-student mentorship, opportunities for out-of-the-classroom experiential learning and …

Posted by Dawn LoMauro
Dawn LoMauro Operations Manager/Exec Asst to the Assoc Provost Dawn LoMauro
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