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What Are Identity/Affinity Communities?

From research we have learned that college student participation in learning communities produces higher levels of academic effort and outcomes; student learning construction and assimilation; personal, interpersonal, social, and intercultural development; and retention and success.

At Drew we are promoting inclusive and integrated learning communities comprised by students, alums, family members, employers, faculty, staff, and community members. The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) encourages active engagement in the Launch Career and Identity/Affinity Communities to pursue and facilitate customized cultural and career development opportunities, networks, support, programs, and resources.

There are 18 distinct Launch communities. About half of them have a career-development focus and the other half have a culture-development focus based on the identity/affinity of its members. The Launch Identity/Affinity Communities have joint oversight from the DEI Office for design, implementation, and function.

The Launch Identity/Affinity Communities are groups of like-minded people who care about the issues impacting that particular community, as well as the contributions of that community to the institution and beyond. Members of each Identity/Affinity Community collaboratively design and promote healthy and sustainable approaches to meeting their needs and contributing to their systems. Join as many communities as you choose; you are welcome here!

Art As Sanctuary – Reflections Of A Young Palestinian Artist


The Art Department, Middle East Studies, the Social Entrepreneurship New York Semester, Students for Justice in Paslestine and Women’s and Gender Studies are pleased to invite the Drew community to a talk with Palestinian artist, Malak Matar who will speak …

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Community Conversations: Gender-Inclusive Bathrooms

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The Diversity & Inclusion Committee of Student Government invites the community to attend the next installment of our Community Conversations series.  The topic is gender-inclusive bathrooms and it will be located in Seminary Hall (Room 101) on Wednesday, February 5th, …

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Flying First – First-Generation Symposium

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Rowan University’s 3rd Annual First-Generation Symposium – “Pieces of the Puzzle: First-Generation Identities and Experiences” will be held on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at Rowan University, in Glassboro, NJ | Registration: 8:30 a.m. and Symposium: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The …

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Epiphany Adult Forum: Stuff You Should Know and Anything You Want to Ask About Islam


On the Feast of the Epiphany the Grace Church celebrates the pilgrimage of the Wisemen from the East made to Bethlehem to honor the infant  Jesus.  Neither Jewish or Christian, these men were the first  to be overwhelmed with joy …

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