About Us

Equity and Social Impact

    • Dr. Alain Sykes

      Dean of Equity and Social Impact

Finding your voice is a process that requires meaningful collaboration and empathy within a community.

Drew's inclusive community is made up of diverse people and allows every single person to show up and be their authentic selves. Equity and social impact work at Drew fosters an environment in which equity and respect for others are core and where you can show up without concern of prejudice.

The goal of equity and social impact work at Drew is:
  • To allow students to learn about themselves as multifaceted individuals.
  • To learn about and how to respect the differences and similarities of others.
  • To be able to broaden awareness about the world and how it interconnects with one's own life.
  • To develop cultural competency.
  • To build a community of trust, honesty, openness, dialogue, and respect here at Drew.

Affinity Groups

Drew builds community by intentionally devoting space and time for students to connect with peers linked by a common background, interest, or purpose through affinity groups.

Whether it’s based on cultural and ethnic background, nationality, socioeconomic status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion or creed, ability/disability, learning difference, age or generation, beliefs and values, or attitudes and opinions, these groups provide students space to explore and share issues of identity.

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  • Asian American and Pacific Islander

    AAPI provides Drew's Asian American and Pacific Islander students a safe space to share their experiences, discuss issues related to race and identity, and explore the many different cultures of their roots in Asia and the Pacific Islands.
  • Black Student Union

    Black Student Union provides black students at Drew a safe space to be able to speak openly and honestly about the challenges they face both within the school and beyond.
  • Boys to Men

    Boys to Men is a safe space for self-identified guys of all types to exchange ideas, explore their identities and think consciously about the young men they hope to become.
  • Gender and Sexuality Awareness

    Gender and Sexuality Awareness (GSA) is a safe space for students of all sexual orientations and gender identities to discuss LGBTQ+ issues.
  • LatinX

    LatinX provides students a safe space to celebrate, cultivate, and promote awareness of their Spanish speaking cultural heritage.
  • Middle Eastern

    The Middle Eastern affinity group is for students with Middle Eastern heritage to come together and discuss and celebrate the cultural elements of the Middle Eastern experience.
  • Unity

    Unity is an equity group for all students to come together and speak about topics of equity, inclusion, diversity, and allyship in order to positively impact the Drew community. This group is intended for anyone of any identifier to speak cross-culturally about the issues impacting the human experience and to learn about trust, support, and community.
  • Women's Group

    Women’s Group is a safe space for self-identified women to meaningfully engage with their individual and shared experiences.

Self-Reported Racial/Ethnic Groups 2020-2021

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  • 51.4%

  • 23%

    Latinx/Hispanic American
  • 16.2%

    Asian American
  • 14.14%

  • 5.4%

    Black/African American
  • 2.5%

    Middle Eastern American
  • 2.5%

    Native American
  • 1.4%

    Pacific Islander American

Experience What High School Should Be

Drew knows and believes in teenagers. We engage each student in a process of intellectual discovery to develop an individual voice, the confidence to express it, and the empathy to understand its impact.
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