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Faculty and Staff Support and Networking Groups for BIPOC/ALANA, LGBTQIAP+, and Faith/Spirituality Communities at WPI

May 17, 2022

 

The Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education is curating faculty and staff support and networking groups for BIPOC/ALANA, LGBTQIAP+, and faith/spirituality communities at WPI. While iterations of these groups may have existed in the past at WPI, the goal of these new groups is to have a specific department focused on leading these initiatives, providing a space where faculty and staff feel they have community and solidarity, and provide a resource and network to our students who also identify within these groups. These support networks are based off feedback received from the Mental Health and Well-being Task Force. These entities would connect, minimally, once per month to commune, relate, and regroup. All goals and initiatives the groups would like to create will be based solely on the attendees and their needs at the time. There are no current pressures for the groups to complete tasks or initiatives as we want to create specific support and networking groups for our undergraduates students, graduate students, faculty, and staff to lean on.


If you are interested in these opportunities, please register at the following links:

BIPOC/ALANA Faculty and Staff Support and Networking Group

  • This group will be coordinated by Rachael Heard, Associate Director

LGBTQIAP+ Faculty and Staff Support and Networking Group

  • This group will be coordinated by Mia-Kay Fuller, Assistant Director

Faculty and Staff of Faith/Spirituality Support and Networking Group

  • This group will be coordinated by the new Assistant Director for Religion and Spiritual Life mid-summer