University-Wide Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Poster Presentations

Dear WPI Community - We are thrilled to announce the upcoming University-wide Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) Poster Presentations, where we will highlight the collective efforts of 18 departments, units, and/or divisions across our campus in fostering inclusion and belonging at WPI.

Join us on April 4th in Odeum, A&B, from 12:00-1:30 pm, as we come together to learn about the progress made during the FY 24 academic year. 

WPI DEIB FY 24 Themes Included:

  • Learning and Professional Development (L&PD): This theme encompasses ongoing efforts to enhance knowledge, skills, and practices related to DEIB principles among faculty, staff, and students. L&PD initiatives may include workshops, training sessions, research opportunities, and other educational endeavors aimed at promoting understanding and implementation of DEIB principles in academic and professional settings. Examples of projects at WPI during FY 24 included workshops on inclusive teaching methods led by the Morgan Teaching and Learning Center, recruitment and retention strategies by the Division of Talent and Inclusion, and publicizing and promoting events that showcase outcomes from research supported by WPI DEIB seed grants by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research.
  • Creating Inclusive Campus Experiences (CICE): This theme refers to initiatives and projects designed to cultivate a welcoming and supportive environment for all members of the campus community, involving efforts to improve accessibility, enhance support services, and foster a sense of belonging among students, faculty, and staff, regardless of their backgrounds or identities. Examples of CICE at WPI during FY 24 include enhancing syllabi and pedagogical inclusivity through faculty workshops by the Division of School of Arts & Sciences, piloting a mini-summer bridge program through Undergraduate Studies, and launching a name pronunciation feature in Workday by Information Technology. These endeavors aim to create a more welcoming and inclusive campus environment.
  • Innovation Practices and Fundraising (IP&F): This theme encompasses innovative approaches and fundraising efforts aimed at advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging within academic and professional contexts, including DEIB-focused research, scholarship opportunities for underrepresented groups, and innovative project-based learning experiences. Examples of projects at WPI during FY 24 included increasing diversity on the advisory board by the Center for Project-Based Learning, scholarship opportunities for underrepresented students provided by the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs and increasing engagement of underrepresented WPI alumni by University Advancement.

This event serves as a testament to our community’s unwavering commitment to fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment for all members of the WPI community. Your participation at this event and support are integral to our continued progress toward a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus. 

To gauge the expected number of attendees from the WPI community, we kindly ask that you RSVP by clicking HERE. For any questions or comments, please reach out to Tony Laing, Assistant Vice President for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging within the Division of Talent and Inclusion at


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