WPI Community Support and Networking Groups for BIPOC/ALANA, LGBTQIAP+, and Faith/Spirituality Communities at WPI
The Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education is curating support and networking groups for BIPOC/ALANA, LGBTQIAP+, and faith/spirituality communities at WPI, including faculty, staff, students, and alumni. 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 community members feel they have kinship and solidarity. These support networks are based off feedback received from the Mental Health and Well-being Task Force. These entities connect once a week 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, staff, and alumni to lean on.
If you are interested in these opportunities, please register at the following links:
- These groups include:
- Mosaic: Men of Color Support Group, coordinated by Arnold Lane, Jr., Director of Multicultural Education and Community Engagement
- Mélange: Women of Color Support Group, coordinated by Alesia LeSane, Assistant Director for Multicultural Education and Student Success
- This group includes:
- Pride: LGBTQIAP+ Networking and Support Group, coordinated by Mia-Kay Fuller, Assistant Director for Gender Equity and Sexuality
- Mosaic: Men of Color Support Group meets on Mondays at 5:00 PM EST in the OASIS Multicultural Center (OASIS House)
- Mélange: Women of Color Support Group meets on Tuesdays at 4:00 PM EST in the Center for Well-being (Daniels Hall)
- Pride: LGBTQIAP+ Networking and Support Group meets on Tuesdays at 3:00 PM EST in the Lavender Lounge (Rubin Campus Center)
- The Faith and Spirituality Support Group is forthcoming.
The Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education (ODIME) promotes and oversees all student facing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) learning experiences, programs, services, trainings, and initiatives for WPI.