Speicher-Rubin Women's Center for Equity and Diversity

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Center Update

While the Speicher-Rubin Women’s Center for Equity and Diversity is not offering walk-in or face-to-face meetings, our staff is happy to assist you virtually. You can connect with us between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at njcuwomenscenter@njcu.edu or call 201-588-5353. You can also follow us and like us –  @njcuwomensctr where we are still creating opportunities for you to find EASE – education, advocacy, support and empowerment!


Student Resources During the COVID-19 Crisis

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Join us for Community Hour: Centering Our Stories

Need a place of E.A.S.E and engagement outside the classroom?

@NJCUWOMENSCTR is still here for you - virtually! We’re educating, advocating, supporting, and empowering through gender-based violence prevention initiatives, anti-racism discussions, LGBTQIA+ inclusion training, and other programs highlighting stories and experiences to eradicate oppression.

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Email us with any and all accessibility concerns: njcuwomenscenter@njcu.edu

About the Center

With a 40-year history at NJCU, the Speicher-Rubin Women's Center for Equity and Diversity remains committed to creating an inclusive community where everyone respects and values diverse cultures, experiences and perspectives.


In this initial effort to develop a more institutionally integrated and more specific approach toward advancing the broad connect of equity and diversity, it will be important to identify goals and objectives that address these three areas:

  • Support of institutional leadership
  • The extent to which the issues of equity and diversity are incorporated into both the curricular programs, as well as co-curricular activities
  • The degree to which the events, messages, symbols, values, etc. of the campus make it a welcoming and inclusive environment for all students, faculty, and staff members of the broader community
  • To empower students to create a campus culture that values women and under-represented students and their diverse identities and experiences
  • To provide, coordinate, and participate in comprehensive sexual violence rich reduction programs
  • To assess the campus culture for women and under-represented students and advocate for a climate that eliminates barriers, prejudice, and bigotry, and creates a hospitable climate for all women and under-represented students
  • To sponsor speakers, performers, events, and activities that address the interest and concerns of women and under-represented students
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Contact Us

Venida Rodman Jenkins, Director (vrodman@njcu.edu)

Chrystal Mateo, Program Assistant (cmateo1@njcu.edu)

Location: Gilligan Student Union, Room 318
Phone: 201-200-3189
Fax: 201-200-2542

Fall/Winter/Spring Hours: 
Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Summer Hours:
Monday to Thursday: 8:00am to 5:15pm