Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.89
Liaison Julie Newman
Submission Date Oct. 23, 2018
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.44 / 2.00 MIT Office of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee, office, and/or officer tasked to advise on and implement policies, programs, and trainings related to diversity, equity, inclusion and human rights on campus?:

Does the committee, office and/or officer focus on students, employees, or both?:
Both students and employees

A brief description of the diversity and equity committee, office and/or officer, including purview and activities:

ICEO seek to advance a respectful and caring community that embraces diversity and empowers everyone to learn and do their best at MIT. ICEO also oversees the MLK Visiting Scholars program. Matters of equity, diversity, and inclusion at MIT are distributed across many offices, including the Human Resources Department, the Division of Student Life, the offices of the Deans for Undergraduate and Graduate Education, the Ombuds Office, the undergraduate and graduate student governments, and the Postdoctoral Association. The ICEO serves as a thought leader and supporter of these distributed efforts, a focal point for organizing MIT-wide activities, and a hands-on practitioner who disseminates and supports the implementation of best practices.

Estimated proportion of students that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):

Estimated proportion of staff (including administrators) that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):

Estimated proportion of faculty that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):

A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence trainings and activities for each of the groups identified above:

First-year student diversity orientation- For many years, MIT has had orientation activities preparing students to live in a diverse community. For about five years, nearly all students have participated in a diversity and inclusion workshop led by faculty of the Social Justice Training Institute. At the request of our Black Students’ Union, starting in 2016 we added small- group facilitated discussions to these sessions. Staff and faculty facilitators participated in a 6-hour training session in 2016 and a 4-hour refresher in 2017.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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