The Academic Center for Equity and Inclusion (or “Academic Center”) organizes scholarly and pedagogical activities that advance St. John's University's commitment to an inclusive and equitable University community. The Academic Center exists to foster personal and institutional accountability for the University’s mission of “respect for the rights of every person” and advancement of the global common good. Thus, we aim to repair damage caused by social injustices and oppose all forms of oppression that harm our community, based upon race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, language, ability, political status, partisan affiliation, or religious membership.
As an "Academic Center," we organize and catalyze the following scholarly and pedagogical activities:
Associate Clinical Professor
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Director, Academic Center for Equity and Inclusion
St. Augustine Hall, 402[email protected]
Department Administrative Assistant
Academic Center for Equity and Inclusion
St.Augustine Hall, 402[email protected]
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The University is dedicated to fostering a welcoming and inclusive campus community where everyone feels safe, respected, and valued. Prejudice-based aggression and hate have no place at St. John’s. To guard against these social maladies and protect the physical and emotional well-being of our students, faculty, administrators, and staff, the University encourages every member of the community to report bias. To learn more about bias, visit the Office of Equity and Inclusion website. here.
To report a bias incident, please fill out our Bias Report form.
The University Libraries has a new subscription for Diversity and Inclusion and LGBTQ+ videos on Swank Streaming Film Library. This curated collection includes 100 recent and older feature films to support teaching and learning.
Throughout the year, we offer myriad ways to engage the community with our work and our mission.
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When ACEI opened in 2018, we imagined it as a space to organize scholarly and pedagogical activities that advance St. John's University's commitment to an inclusive and equitable University community. We started the ACEI Pulse to share stories of the people and projects that are contributing to the work of our Center and advancing the University’s mission. Are you interested in becoming an ACEI Pulse contributor? Please send an email to [email protected] with your contact information and a brief description of what you would hope to share with the community.
In 2022-2023, 21 St. John’s faculty are serving as the inaugural cohort of the Academic Center for Equity and Inclusion (ACEI) Inclusive Teaching Fellows program. These faculty members are organizing six professional development initiatives in three colleges, reaching dozens of colleagues around the shared goal of implementing more inclusive teaching practices.
For her outstanding work in the arena of reducing racial and ethnic disparities in health care, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and the Association of Black Health System Pharmacists (ABHP) have presented their annual ASHP-ABHP Joint Leadership Award to Manouchkathe Cassagnol, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCP, FACC, FAHA.
The launch of the Institute for Critical Race and Ethnic Studies occurred on October 22nd. The event featured remarks that centered mission, unity, and inclusion. Overall, the events of the day signaled an important moment in the 151-year history of our university as we embraced a true history of our past to guide us into the future.
Two Olympians with ties to St. John’s University brought a career’s worth of wisdom to students eager to learn the secrets of success in a lecture sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and tied to Black History Month.
Inspired by the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., St. John’s University honored four “change agents” on January 29 at a gala sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) designed to kick off Black History Month events across the Queens and Staten Island, NY, campuses.
The fifth anniversary of the establishment of the Inclusivity Resource Center (IRC) was an opportunity for the St. John’s University community to celebrate the spirit of diversity that is at the heart of its Vincentian mission.