Welcome to "Inventing Our Future," MIT’s diversity and inclusion website.

The purpose of this site is to engage the MIT community in dialogue and action which promotes an increasingly inclusive community. This site will grow as faculty, students, staff and alums add resources, share stories and engage in dialogue. Discuss, Share, Act!

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Resources for All

Resources for All

The Committee is appointed by MIT's President, and its members come from all parts of the MIT community — students, faculty and staff. This website describes CRD's charge, membership, history and grants process.

Offices and programs

ATIC provides information technology resources and services specifically designed to address the needs of MIT community members and visitors with disabilities.

The MIT Global Education and Career Development Center provides this comprehensive list of internal and external resources for increasing language proficiency.

These informal partnerships can help new members of our community get acquainted with the MIT community, while their English-speaking conversation partners improve their proficiency in another language. Members find the informal nature and flexibility of the LCE an enjoyable way to share their culture and learn more about someone else's.

MIT and its surrounding communities offer a broad spectrum of services, activities, and resources for LBGT, questioning, and supportive individuals. This site is designed to connect you with the support and resources offered to you.

MIT established the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Visting Professor Program to enhance and recognize the contributions of outstanding scholars. The Visiting Professors and Scholars enrich the intellectual life of MIT with their participation in MIT research and academic programs.

The MIT Work-Life Center fosters a welcoming and supportive environment that enhances the lives of the diverse mix of people and families who live, work, and study at MIT.

The MIT Ombuds Office serves as a neutral, confidential, independent, and informal resource to the diverse MIT community. The office helps in resolving and managing conflict and encourages productive ways of communicating. The office advocates for a fair and effective conflict management system and recommends and supports systemic changes to achieve this goal.

The Chaplain to the Institute and the Board of Chaplains at MIT all provide spiritual and personal support to students, faculty, staff and the MIT community.

Here are links to services MIT provides as well as other useful links to Massachusetts resources that might help you or family members navigate life with a disability.

Committees and groups

The LBGT Issues Group is a committee of faculty, staff, students, and alumni(ae) who are lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender or just plain friendly. They seek to foster a safe and welcoming environment for LBGT students and to ensure that the educational mission of MIT is upheld for all students regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

The MIT Women's League is a vibrant social and service-based organization founded in 1913 to foster connections among the women at MIT. All women who are a part of the MIT community — students, staff, faculty, or their spouses — are welcome to partake in a multitude of annual activities, interest groups, or volunteer offerings that serve to benefit both the membership as well as the greater campus community.

Tools

The Committee on Race and Diversity is pleased to make available the Intuitively Obvious videos and encourages campus groups and committees to view these tapes to gain an understanding of racial issues facing students and as an introduction to diversity training.

These guidelines describe MIT’s system for handling concerns or complaints about harassment for all members of the MIT community as well as providing links to internal and external resources.

The primary purpose of this website is to state the principal policies and procedures that guide MIT faculty and staff members in the pursuit of Institute objectives and in relations with the community at large. It is also designed to acquaint new faculty and staff members with the organization and aims of the Institute and with their obligations and benefits. Some of the policies in this guide apply to the entire Institute community. Specific sections may be relevant to promoting diversity and inclusion: Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policies; Personal Conduct and Responsibilities Towards Students and Employees; and Policy on Racist Behavior.

External resources

As a human resource development consulting service, it provides institutions of higher education with assistance in achieving their educational mission in STEM fields.

Since 1997, ABI has developed tools and programs designed to help industry, academia and government recruit, retain and develop women technology leaders. This link lists valuable resources they have identified.

This report identifies 25 Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) in five states as potential exemplars of effective practices for increasing the number of Latina and Latino bachelor’s degree holders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

A list of job search and career resources particularly focused on supporting minority applicants.

A consortium of over 150 Boston-area institutions, including MIT, committed to concrete steps aimed at making Boston a welcoming, diverse place to live and work for all people.

The Center for WorkLife Law, with support from a NSF ADVANCE leadership grant, has developed this on-line gender bias training that teaches you to identify the four basic patterns of gender bias: Prove it Again!, The Double Bind, The Maternal Wall, and Gender Wars.

A compilation of articles about colleges' efforts to diversify their student bodies, faculties and administrations — plus articles about relevant legal cases and opinion pieces.

Project Implicit blends basic research and educational outreach in a virtual laboratory at which visitors can examine their own hidden biases. Project Implicit is the product of research by three scientists whose work produced a new approach to understanding of attitudes, biases, and stereotypes.

The Public Conversations Project (PCP) guides, trains, and inspires individuals, organizations, and communities to constructively address conflicts relating to values and worldviews.

A UCLA study on the impact of bias and assumptions in academic settings.