Seton Hall University

Celebrating Women’s History and Our Commitment to DEI  

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The Seton Hall University Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee stands with the Asian community to condemn the increased xenophobia and bigotry resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning and bullying against Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders will not be tolerated at Seton Hall. Furthermore, we should strive to be active advocates, upstanders, and allies for marginalized groups. Being servant leaders means our integrity, compassion, and commitment to helping others is exhibited in the classroom, workplace, campus life, and beyond. See here to learn more.

March is Women's History Month, an annual celebration highlighting women's contributions from our past, present, and future. March 8 was International Women's Day, honoring women’s economic, political, and social achievements worldwide

“There is no greater disability in society than the inability to see a person as more.” - Robert M. Hensel.

March is National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and National Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Month. March 13 through April 15 is Deaf History Month commemorating the achievements of people who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Student Government Association can help fund DEI efforts for recognized student organizations and University academic departments, programs, and administration. SGA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Grant Opportunities allocate funding to initiatives and events related to the celebration of diversity and inclusion. Apply for DEI funding here.

Enjoy the First Annual SHU Contemplation Week from March 15 through March 19. This can be a moment to stop, breathe, and take care of yourself. There will be a series of events promoting mindfulness, contemplative practices, and pedagogy such as Yoga, Daily Contemplation, Meditation for the Classroom, Contemplative Pedagogy, and many others. For more information, contact Mary Balkun at mary.balkun@shu.edu.

Join Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology for its Lenten video reflection series "Praying the Stations of the Cross in the Year of St. Joseph." The series will guide you through spiritual reflection on the Stations of the Cross with themes relating to St. Joseph. A reflection will be offered each weekday, delivered via email. The series will run from March 1 through March 19, The Feast of St. Joseph. To register, please visit the Lenten Series webpage.

Other Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Items and Events:

March 10 at sundown begins Lailat al Miraj. This Muslim holiday commemorates the Prophet Muhammad's nighttime journey from Mecca to the “Farthest Mosque” in Jerusalem, where he was given the instruction for Muslims to pray five times daily.

March 11 is Maha Shivaratri, which is the annual Hindu festival celebrated in honor of the god Shiva. This festival is a significant celebration in Hinduism and marks the remembrance of “overcoming darkness and ignorance” in life and the world.

Coming Soon! St. Patrick’s Day festivities (March 17) and a SHU Reads! event from Just Mercy author Bryan Stevenson (March 22).

The DEI Committee is responsible for helping to cultivate and nurture a trusting and collaborative University community that educates and empowers all its members to advance equity, inclusion, and social justice on campus and in the wider world. Please fill out this form if you are interested in sharing events, initiatives, ideas or looking to get involved.

Jonathan Farina, Ph.D.
Chair of the Faculty Senate
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of English

Shawna Cooper-Gibson, Ed.D.
Vice President of Student Services
Co-chairs, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Categories: Campus Life

For more information, please contact:

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
  • (973) 761-9000
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