The Office of Equity and Diversity
The Office of Equity and Diversity houses several federal and state policies and is charged with overseeing their compliance. The policies include but are not limited to: The NJ Policy Prohibiting Discrimination in the Workplace, Americans with Disabilities Act, Title IX Compliance, Rowan University Workplace Violence Policy, and EEO Compliant Search Practices.
Rowan University remains committed to a policy of nondiscrimination for all its students and employees and for applicants for admission and employment. Our goal is to eliminate any patterns of prohibited unequal treatment from a community that prizes inclusion and fosters an environment of civility and respect.
It is the University's policy not to discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, affectional or sexual orientation, sexual identity, any disability, color, religion, national origin, or any of the 20 protected classes in New Jersey. University policies and procedures have been established to promote diversity and civility, avoid discrimination and ensure equity in all programs. Social, recreational, academic programs, and services are administered without regard to an individual's protected-class status.
Under the Workplace Violence Policy Rowan University fosters an environment of civil behavior and respectful interaction. The New Jersey State Policy Prohibiting Discrimination in the Workplace covers any allegation of discrimination on the basis of any protected category.
The New Jersey State Policy Prohibiting Discrimination in the Workplace and the Workplace Violence Policy cover students only if they are in an employment relationship at the time of the incident or an employee is involved in any way. Students wishing to file a complaint against another student should contact the Dean of Students Office or Public Safety.
The Rowan University Student Sexual Misconduct and Harassment Policy applies to student on student complaints and the Employee Sexual Misconduct and Harassment Policy applies to employees. Students in an employment capacity or filing a complaint against an employee would be covered under the employee policy as well as under the NJ Policy Prohibiting Discrimination in the Workplace.
The Office of Equity and Diversity is located in Linden Hall. The Assistant Vice President of Equity and Diversity/Chief Equity Compliance Officer reports to the President and the Executive Vice President of Administration and Strategic Advancement.
To file a complaint:
by phone via the 24 hr Alertline: 855-431-9967
Non complaint related inquiries should be directed to
the Office of Equity and Diversity
Americans with Disabilities Act
Discrimination Policy and Forms
- Rowan University Policy Prohibiting Discrimination in the Workplace
- Model Procedures for Internal Complaints
- NJ Discrimination Complaint Processing Form
- Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision (Executive Order 13665-effective January 2016)
Search Committee Information
- Search Training Manual - step by step information
- When is a Search Committee necessary: Committee Guidelines
- Search Training Slides (For Reference Only)
- Steps To Take Offical Training for Search Committee Members:
- Banner Self Service
- Employee Tab
- Professional Development
- Search Committee Training
Rowan University Workplace Violence Policy
- Workplace Violence Complaint form
- Investigation Procedures for Workplace Violence Policy
- FAQ's regarding Bullying and Violence in the Workplace
In compliance with Title IX, Rowan University does not deny or limit any student or employee the ability to participate in or benefit from any University program (including the workplace) on the basis of sex/gender. Complaints of any violation to Title IX will be investigated and addressed.
When dealing with students:
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