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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee

Mission Statement

GSC’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (DEI) works to encourage diversity, achieve equity, and foster inclusion for all MIT community members regardless of their identity (e.g. race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, pregnancy, religion, ability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, national or ethnic origin, employment status, immigration status, or socioeconomic status). It shall also critically consider intersections among these groups to facilitate learning, understanding, and unity.



  1. Collectively amplify the voices of, and advocate for, underrepresented groups in higher education so that every graduate student has the full opportunity to thrive at MIT
  2. Promote awareness, engagement, and community building around diverse experiences
  3. Keep the GSC, MIT departments and administration accountable to improving the recruitment, retention and degree completion of underrepresented groups via institutional level change


  • Department and Classroom Inclusion (DCI)
    • Peer-to-peer development initiative aimed at establishing Department Representatives, or conduits, among all graduate departments and programs.
  • Student Life (SL)
    • Community based initiative aimed at establishing Constituency Representatives, or c-reps, among underrepresented identity groups.

2019-2020 GSC DEI Family:

Committee Officers Board
  • Chair: Bianca Lepe
  • Vice-Chair Student Life: Nasir Almasri
  • Vice-Chair DCI: Halston Lim
  • Secretary: Megan Tse
  • Treasurer: Rebecca Carlson
Constituency Representatives (C-Reps)
  • Women (GW@MIT): Rachel Soble
  • Underrepresented Minorities (URMs): Arthur Brown
  • LGBTQIA+: Lupe Cruz
  • First Generation: Tugba Bozcaga
  • International: Position Available
  • Religious Life: Position Available

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