“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.

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 …

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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 …

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Alumni Spotlight: Poet and Educator Rage Hezekiah C’06

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Rage Hezekiah is a New England based poet and educator, who earned her B.A. from Drew University and MFA from Emerson College. She has received fellowships from Cave Canem, The MacDowell Colony, and The Ragdale Foundation, and is the recipient …

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What Underrepresented Law School Applicants Should Know

What Underrepresented Law School Applicants Should Know

Check out this link to learn about “What Underrepresented Law School Applicants Should Know.”

Includes important information about enrollment and identities.

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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
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