The Office for Social Justice and Diversity create space for undergraduate and graduate students who share similar identities to come together in a welcoming environment to build community, share experiences, and support one another. These discussion groups are facilitated by trained Peer Facilitators and discussions are based on different topics each week. Our groups are open to anyone and others are confidential spaces designed solely for people who share the identity of that specific group. The open groups are defined in the descriptions below and the confidential spaces are marked below with an “*”.
Students looking to observe in order to fulfill academic requirements will NOT be permitted. Those students should instead register to attend an informative workshop or training session or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Spring 2022 Schedule
ACES AND AROS – LGBTQ Center
A weekly discussion group for undergraduate and graduate students in the asexual community, identifying as asexual, aromantic, demisexual, etc. This group is dedicated to the enrichment of the lives of asexual identities at Montclair State by providing support and friendship in an open and caring environment.
Time: Tuesdays 1:00PM – 2:00PM
Location: Student Center Room 417
Facilitator: Ella (she/her)
F.A.B (Fearless and Big) – Office for Social Justice and Diversity
A weekly discussion group for individuals who describe themselves as bigger-bodied, fat, plus-size, chubby, thick, etc. to discuss issues relevant to the community, examine intersections of identity and discuss experiences. New topics each week! All genders, races, sexualities, faiths, etc. are welcome!
Time: Not Currently Running
Location: Not Currently Running
Facilitator: Not Currently Running
FIRST TO FINISH: First-Generation College Student Conversations (FGCSC) – Office for Social Justice and Diversity (OSJD) & Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF)
First to Finish is a biweekly discussion group for first-generation undergraduate students at Montclair State University. First-generation students are students whose parents do not have college degrees. First to Finish meets every other Thursday at 5:00pm in Student Center Room 419. Group meeting dates: January 27, 2022 (Zoom), February 10, 2022 (Zoom), February 24, 2022 (Zoom), March 17, 2022 (SC417), March 31, 2022 (SC417), April 14, 2022 (SC417), & April 28, 2022 (SC417). For more information, email Facilitator Angela White: email@example.com
Time: Thursdays 5:00PM
Location Student Center Room 417 & Zoom
Facilitator: Ms. Angela White (she/hers)
HEALING EVERY SHADE – Multicultural Center & Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
A weekly guided meditation group for Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) to reflect on their experiences.
Time: Tuesdays 12:00PM – 2:00PM
Location Student Center Room 417
Facilitator: Cris (he/they) & Dr. Jude Uy (he/him)