Diversity, Equity, and Belonging

News:  SA+P seeks candidates for Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, Belonging & Student Support

Serving as a strategic partner to the Dean and leaders in the School’s departments, labs, and centers, the Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, Belonging & Student Support will lead efforts to further a respectful and caring culture in SA+P that embraces diversity and enables everyone to learn and work at their best, with particular focus on improving the representation and experience of women and underrepresented minority students.

See a full job description here and visit MIT Human Resources to apply to job number 19045.  

Statement on community well-being, diversity, and inclusion

The fields of architecture, city planning, media, design, real estate, and art are first and foremost dedicated to improving the human condition and quality of life for all people. This credo applies in all the varied communities in which we are engaged, including our own here at MIT. We value each member of our community—students, faculty, postdocs, staff, and visitors—as human beings, with all our wonderful differences. These differences in culture, life experience, and opinion, fuel creative ideas and actions, which are the core of our School’s educational mission.  

Recent statements on diversity by Dean Hashim Sarkis

New SA+P Faculty Diversity Committee (October 1, 2020)
A Disquieted World (September 2, 2020)
Making SA+P More Equitable and Inclusive (July 9, 2020)
School Student Council (June 22, 2020)
SA+P Supports #ShutDownAcademia and #ShutDownSTEM (June 9, 2020)
Today’s Vigil (June 2, 2020)

Faculty Diversity Committee (AY 2020-2021)
Phillip Clay, DUSP
Martha Collins, Assistant Dean for HR
Joseph Jacobson, MAS
Janelle Knox-Hayes (co-chair), DUSP
Kairos Shen, CRE
Larry Sass (co-chair) Architecture
Terry W. Knight (ex officio), Architecture
Ceasar L. McDowell (ex officio), DUSP
Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, Belonging, and Student Support (to be named)
Student members (to be named)

For more information on MIT's programs and and initiatives on diversity, equity, and inclusion, see diversity.mit.edu.

Diversity, Equity, and Belonging