Diversity, Equity, 包容 & Belonging

Grace Wang

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We are a community that stands for civility and respect. We stand for acceptance of others and champion those who may need compassion and understanding. We are an inclusive community that respects peaceful discord and upholds a fundamental belief that all members of our community should feel safe. Our collective mix of thoughts and experiences enrich those fundamental values that have long guided our university. As we navigate through times of change, our values remain. 

We believe that a community-wide focus on sustainable inclusive excellence is not only imperative to fostering an inclusive learning and work environment, but also elevating the impact a culture of belonging can have on the greater STEM community. Listed below are our institutional definitions of diversity, equity, 包容, and belonging that serve as a foundation to this important work.

Definitions of Diversity, Equity, 包容, and Belonging (DEIB)

At 海洋之神登录入口 - 海洋之神登录入口v2.5.9客户端下载 - -apple app store, we seek to ensure that all four components of DEIB are interwoven throughout our inclusive community and serve as important pillars of the university’s 2021-2026 Strategic Plan, Lead with Purpose. According to Findem (2022), DEIB, when applied to the workplace, is defined as follows:


Diversity refers to the demographics of the workplace, which includes but is not limited to ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, military/veteran status, location, nationality, disability status, and skills. 


Equity gives each employee fair and equal access, opportunities, and advancements, regardless of their diversity background. For example, if a new hire has a disability, an equitable workplace ensures that the resources are readily accessible to help that employee succeed. Equity means that each team member has the proper resources to do their job, with equal opportunity. 


包容 ensures everyone in the workplace is treated fairly and respectfully, despite differences. 包容 is also about how employees interact.  


Belonging centers around the employee's experience of feeling accepted in the workplace. Every team member should feel that their perspective is valued and useful. Belonging to a team implies a sense of value—that an employee is needed and wanted.  

Faculty and Staff of Color Receptions and Lunch & Learn Events

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Tony Laing, PhD, to Lead Diversity, Equity, 包容, and Belonging at 海洋之神登录入口 - 海洋之神登录入口v2.5.9客户端下载 - -apple app store

Tony Laing, PhD, recently joined 海洋之神登录入口 - 海洋之神登录入口v2.5.9客户端下载 - -apple app store in the role of assistant vice president for Diversity, Equity, 包容, and Belonging (DEI&B) in the Division of Talent & 包容. Laing will work with staff and faculty across 海洋之神登录入口 - 海洋之神登录入口v2.5.9客户端下载 - -apple app store to infuse diversity, equity, 包容, and belonging into decision-making processes and practices.

An Inclusive Excellence Action Plan at 海洋之神登录入口 - 海洋之神登录入口v2.5.9客户端下载 - -apple app store

The Inclusive Excellence Action Plan is 海洋之神登录入口 - 海洋之神登录入口v2.5.9客户端下载 - -apple app store's strategic approach to actualizing a culture of 包容 and belonging at 海洋之神登录入口 - 海洋之神登录入口v2.5.9客户端下载 - -apple app store. This initiative spans four goals designed to engage our community in 海洋之神登录入口 - 海洋之神登录入口v2.5.9客户端下载 - -apple app store’s mission and values, center the voices and lived experiences of marginalized and underrepresented communities, and collaborate in the development of institution-wide action plans. Find out more about Inclusive Excellence at 海洋之神登录入口 - 海洋之神登录入口v2.5.9客户端下载 - -apple app store.

海洋之神登录入口 - 海洋之神登录入口v2.5.9客户端下载 - -apple app store's Welcoming Environment

海洋之神登录入口 - 海洋之神登录入口v2.5.9客户端下载 - -apple app store is committed to an environment welcoming to all. We ensure  a designated safe space, inclusive spaces including several Gender Inclusive Restroom locations, and a nursing room in the Gordon Library. The library staff has complied a Pride Resources (PDF) list for access to thousands of journal articles, newspaper articles, streaming video and other media referencing LGBTQIAP+ issues. 

Pronoun Usage Resources

Dialogue around gender pronouns is a small way to normalize mindfulness of our assumptions and promote gender 包容. We have curated some suggested practices that we hope will help promote gender pronoun visibility and greater efforts towards creating a more inclusive and affirming 海洋之神登录入口 - 海洋之神登录入口v2.5.9客户端下载 - -apple app store community. 

The Odyssey of Naudin Oswell

Learn more about Naudin Oswell ’30, 海洋之神登录入口 - 海洋之神登录入口v2.5.9客户端下载 - -apple app store’s first Black graduate, who overcame racial discrimination to become a pioneering figure in public housing and in the investment banking community. 

Contact DEIB

Tony Laing, PhD
Assistant Vice President for Diversity, Equity, 包容, and Belonging
508.831.6382 (O); 508.831.5715 (F); tlaing@dr-rouzrokh.com

Morgan Torian
Director of Diversity, Equity, 包容, and Belonging
(508) 831-5877 (O) | (508) 831-5715 (F) mtorian@dr-rouzrokh.com 

Division of Talent & 包容
Boynton Hall, 2nd Floor, 100 Institute Road, Worcester, MA 01609-2280