“We should indeed keep calm in the face of difference, and live our lives in a state of inclusion and wonder at the diversity of humanity.”George Takei, Actor/Director/Activist


This community offers a space for people who identify with or are interested in the diversity of human gender and sexuality, as well as with its trials and opportunities. Because our personal experience and upbringing play a role in how we view and define gender and sexuality, we have much to learn about how we can support each other to reach our goals based on our diversity. This community welcomes you to be yourself and learn about others in respectful ways.

The Gender & Sexuality Identity/Affinity Community brings together faculty, staff, alums, and community members who understand that the social production of gender is inseparable from that of sexuality, race, class, nationality, faith, ability, and other categories of difference. This community is designed as a safe space to explore, learn, reflect on, and support each student’s path during their academic development at Drew University. This community is here to help each student reach their goals to the best of their abilities.

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.

Student Spotlight: Interview with Kelly Hartwick C’20

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Kelly Hartwick C’20
Major: Economics
Minor: Chinese Studies and International Relations
Baldwin Honors Scholar
Launch Career Communities: Business, Finance, Entrepreneurship, Social Impact, Education, Law & Environment, Arts, Communications & Languages
Launch Identity/Affinity Communities: Gender & Sexuality and Faith, Religion, & …

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Yasmin Acosta Launch Catalyst Yasmin Acosta
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Five Things Parents Should Know About Gender Trends on Campus

Five Things Parents Should Know About Gender Trends on Campus

In an article published in Psychology Today, Dr. Marcia Morris, shares with parents, “Five Things You Should Know About Gender Trends On Campus.”  It explores the concept of gender fluidity and offers data and insights for being a supportive parent. 

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Sari Pascoe Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Sari Pascoe
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Student Built Service Aggregates Remote Internships With Status Updates

Student Built Service Aggregates Remote Internships With Status Updates

It has been said that necessity is the mother of invention and in the wake of Covid-19, many students are in need of remote internship opportunities.  Wade Fletcher, a student at Indiana University, saw this need and created COVINTERN, a …

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Daniel Pascoe Associate Provost Daniel Pascoe
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The Corona Virus Underscores Inequality In The College Student Experience

The Corona Virus Underscores Inequality In The College Student Experience

For students, regardless of circumstances, the college experience often had the ability to level the field and add an element of equality.  Now that the corona virus has forced students out of the on campus environment, it is underscoring how …

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Sari Pascoe Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Sari Pascoe
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