Diversity & Inclusion

Coming to MIT on October 13: The Disability & Intersectionality Summit is a national one-day conference that highlights the multiple oppressions shaping the experiences of disabled individuals. MIT's Disabilities ERG is a sponsor.

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Our objective at MIT is to promote a workplace of inclusion that welcomes and supports people of varying backgrounds, different viewpoints, experience, talents, and ideas.

By respecting and valuing differences in race, gender, ethnicity, age, physical and language abilities, culture, religion, and sexual orientation, opportunities become numerous. Approaches to problem-solving and decision-making are multi-dimensional, leading to success and empowering staff to thrive and do their best work.

Diversity & Inclusion at MIT

The Institute is committed not only to meeting the requirements of laws, but also to creating an atmosphere of civility, collegiality, mutual respect, and inclusion that stimulates and supports all employees in their work at MIT. Our role in Human Resources is to advance staff diversity and inclusion efforts and to offer assistance in reaching the goals of affirmative action through the following themes:

  • Grow the network of distributed leadership across campus
    • The Council on Staff Diversity & Inclusion is an advisory body of administrators charged with encouraging and informing efforts to utilize the diversity of MIT’s staff to advance the work of departments, laboratories, and centers.
  • Increase the general knowledge and understanding of diversity and inclusion
  • Ensure a clear and consistent message and maintain the visibility of diversity and inclusion as a MIT priority
  • Embed diversity and inclusion into all relevant MIT practices and processes
  • Pilot tools that will enable individuals and groups to leverage diversity