MIT is committed to creating and maintaining a culturally and racially diverse environment, but this diversity is hollow unless the individuals that comprise MIT can communicate with each other. The Committee on Race and Diversity’s job is to make sure communication happens, demonstrating MIT’s high-level recognition that numerical diversity is necessary, but not sufficient, for a vital campus.

The Committee is appointed by MIT’s President and was created in 1994 by Charles M. Vest. Its members come from all parts of the MIT community—students, faculty, and staff.

On these pages you can read the Committee’s Charge, its History, its Membership and its Grants Program. In addition, the Committee is pleased to provide access to the Intuitively Obvious videotapes.

For additional information, contact the Committee co-chairs.