Council on Staff Diversity & Inclusion

The Council on Staff Diversity & Inclusion is an advisory body charged with encouraging and informing efforts to utilize the diversity of MIT's staff to advance the work of departments, laboratories, and centers. The diversity of staff includes racial, cultural, demographic, cognitive, and technical characteristics.

The Council provides a forum for identifying sharing, and implementing effective diversity management programs and practices; encourages new programs and practices; and recognizes successful efforts. It also identifies and suggests ways to address problems and concerns related to equal employment opportunity and works to create synergy among faculty, staff, and student diversity management efforts. The Executive Vice President and the Vice President for Human Resources are the Council’s executive sponsors.

Mission Statement

The Council on Staff Diversity and Inclusion will champion diversity and inclusion initiatives across the Institute. Our mission is to implement, catalyze and share efforts promoting an inclusive environment by providing knowledge, programs, and resources.

Council members, who serve as ambassadors from Departments, Labs, & Centers, will assess needs and identify issues and opportunities of inclusion Institute wide and in our local areas. We will work to ensure management commitment, leadership and support. We will work to ensure shared accountability, encourage community engagement and increase visibility of inclusive messaging.

The Council will develop strategic partnerships among the DLC's; seek opportunities for collaboration; share best practices; and build on existing synergies to promote a diverse and inclusive workplace at MIT.

Vision Statement

The Council on Staff Diversity and Inclusion aspires to play a leading role in advancing staff diversity and inclusion at MIT. We will create an inclusive workplace community that values, leverages, develops and retains the talent MIT needs.

Council Membership

The Council on Staff Diversity & Inclusion email is The chair is Ronnie Haas (

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