Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee

DIS MISSION STATEMENT:

GSC’s Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee (DIS) works to improve MIT’s ability to advocate the needs of all constituencies in and around the institute while bringing together multiple races, genders, and cultures to strengthen diversity and inclusion initiatives campus-wide through collective communication, development and action.

DIS BYLAWS

DIS GOALS:

  1. Establish a permanent board or committee which advocates as a “Collective Communicator” for all graduate students and organizations regarding diversity and inclusion at MIT.
  2. Establish conduits within every graduate department and program through the Department and Classroom Inclusion Initiative.
  3. Promote a more socially and culturally inclusive environment through the ONEWorldONEMIT Initiative.
  4. Encourage MIT Admins and Departments promptly address any Social, Medical and Financial concerns of the Underrepresented Constituency.
  5. Increase PRIDE Awareness by creating and maintaining any necessary resources and personnel needed to make MIT more LGBTQ+ Friendly.
  6. Maintain support for our International and Religious Constituencies when faced with national and/or global crisis.
  7. Encourage any policies and resources regarding social and cultural inclusion of all graduate student Women within the MIT community.
  8. Encourage all constituencies to actively implement and develop more diversity initiatives at both Local and State Levels.

DIVERSITY INITIATIVES:

In·i·ti·a·tive: the power or opportunity to act or take charge before others do.

DIS believes that in order to truly achieve our goals, we must take initiative by practicing ACTIVE DIVERSITY!

PERMANENT INITIATIVES

  • Primarily based around two components: Outreach and Development.
  • Department and Classroom Inclusion (DCI) Initiative
    • Peer-to-peer development initiative aimed at establishing Department Representatives, or conduits, among all graduate departments and programs.
  • ONEWorldONEMIT (OWOM) Initiative
    • Encourages “intersectionality” amongst the graduate student body to build more social and cultural inclusive relationships through various events and programs.

SPECIAL INITIATIVES

  • Considered Special Tasks by the subcommittee
  • May be focused on a particular constituency or intersection based.

JOINT INITIATIVES

  • Initiatives shared with another GSC Committee, Subcommittee or Board

 

DIS ANNUAL REPORTS

2018-2019 GSC DIS FAMILY:

SUBCOMMITTEE OFFICERS BOARD:

  • Chair: Nasir Almasri
  • Vice-Chair: Josue Jacob Lopez
  • Secretary: Sea Hoon Kim
  • Treasurer: Satish Kumar Gupta

CONSTITUENCY REPRESENTATIVES (C-Reps)

    • Underrepresented Minorities (URMs) Initiatives and Affairs: Arthur Brown
    • International Initiatives and Affairs: Kartik Gupta
    • LGBTQ Initiatives and Affairs: Huili Chen
    • Women’s Initiatives and Affairs: Jane Heyes

 

  • Religious Life Affairs: Jimmy Kaczmar
  • AT-Large: Michael McClellan
  • AT-Large: Paula Contrarious
  • AT-Large: German Parada
  • AT-Large: Claire DuVallet
  • AT-Large: Arolyn Conwill

 

 

GSC DIVERSITY FUND:

All events and gatherings that embody diversity and inclusion practices are encouraged to apply for the Diversity Fund through the GSC Funding Board. Unlike ASA’s ARCADE (Assisting Recurring Cultural and Diversity Events) funds recurring events, the Diversity Fund is used to fund non-recurring events with a cultural or ethnic focus. To apply for the Diversity Fund, simply click here to apply. NOTE: please carefully read the funding cycles and guidelines before applying. For more information or questions, please email gsc-diversity-fund@mit.edu.

 

DIS CALENDAR:

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For any general questions regarding DIS or how to get involved, please contact us at gsc-diversity@mit.edu

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