Student Diversity Resources

The Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education supports WPI students through various networks and groups, financial aid information, outreach programs, and so much more.


ODIME Tabling for Admissions

For students, student groups, staff, faculty, and/or administrators requesting programs and services from the office please complete the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education Request Form so the ODIME staff can assist you with your needs.


Academic Development

Office of Academic Advising

The Office of Academic Advising works with WPI students to help them develop meaningful educational plans that are compatible with their life goals.

Alongside the WPI Plan, the Office of Academic Advising provides academic faculty advisors who help their advisees design a program of study, which reflects the students’ interests and professional goals.

The office also oversees:


ODIME Student Organizations

Affinity Student Organizations on Campus
Student Organizations of Faith on Campus

Community Networks and Outreach

ALANA Support Network

The ALANA (African-American, Latino/Hispanic, Asian, and Native American) Support Network consists of a network of administrators from WPI, Anna Maria CollegeAssumption CollegeClark UniversityCollege of the Holy Cross, and Worcester State University that focuses on diversity and inclusion.

Network members share information and resources to support each other and their students. They provide a foundation for a stronger connection between all the ALANA students in the Worcester Consortium of Colleges and Universities so they may meet each other and develop genuine, supportive relationships with each other.

Middle and High School STEM Outreach Programs

WPI offers an outstanding selection of STEM outreach programs for elementary, middle, and high school students, some of which are listed here. 

Middle school students interested in exploring the STEM topic area, alongside undergraduate students, should look into our BOOST programs. Girls Who Code is an international non-profit organization for girls in grades 7-11. The club program at WPI provides girls the opportunity to learn the foundations of computer science while exposing them to positive female role models who are currently involved in the field. 

More programs can be found by clicking here

RAD for Women

The Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) System is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. The RAD System is a comprehensive course for women that begins with awareness, prevention, risk education and avoidance, while progressing on to basics of hands-on defense training.

Black Student Wellness Resources


Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education (ODIME)

  • Mosaic: Men of Color Support Group
  • Mélange: Women of Color Support Group
  • Pride: LGBTQIAP+ Networking and Support Group
  • Faith and Spiritually Support Group

Student Development and Counseling Center (SDCC)

  • BIPOC Support Group
  • Let's Talk in the Center for Black Excellence
  • Let’s Talk in the International House
  • Black Student Cohort for Student Support Network
  • Expressive Art Therapy

Center for Well-being (CWB)

  • Training for Black Student Radical Health Facilitators (paid opportunity)
  • Training for Black Student Peer Well-being Ambassadors (paid opportunity)
  • Wellness and Academic Coaching with Peer Well-being Ambassadors (by appointment)

Student Health Services (SHS)

  • Behavioral Health Medication Management

Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education (ODIME)

  • Black Caucus Meeting
  • BIPOC/ALANA Student Welcome Reception
  • LGBTQIAP+ Student Student Welcome Reception
  • Black Excellence Series
  • Black Boulevard (Affinity Housing)
  • Insight Program Course (WPI 1601)

Physical Education, Sports, Recreation, and Athletics (PERA)

  • Sports & Recreational Center and outdoor spaces for general fitness & recreation
  • Wellness and Physical Education (WPE) courses for well-being, fun, and fitness*

*WPI Graduation Requirement

Center for Well-being (CWB)

Student Health Services (SHS)

  • Primary Care Medical Services

Student Development and Counseling Center (SDCC)

  • Expressive Art Therapy
  • Student Athlete Support Group

Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education (ODIME)

  • Sunday Service at Worcester’s Oldest Black Church
  • Open Office Hours with Campus Chaplains and Religious Advisors

Center for Well-being (CWB)

  • Dedicated Prayer Space (DH 102A)
    • Wednesdays 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Sound Bathing (DH 102E)
    • Mondays 6:00 to 7:00 PM (bi-weekly)
  • Rest and Reflection Room (DH 102A)
    • Prayer, Meditation, Reiki (Drop-in Daily)

Campus Prayer and Reflection Spaces

  • Collegiate Religious Center
  • Center for Well-being
  • Gordon C. Library Reflection Space
  • Adam El-Khishin Meditation Area
  • Islamic Prayer Room (East Hall)

Campus Affinity Spaces and Identity Centers

  • Collegiate Religious Center (CRC)
  • OASIS Multicultural Center (OASIS House)
  • Center for Black Excellence (RCC 222)
  • Lavender Lounge (RCC 225)
  • Lotus Lounge (RCC 218)
  • International House

Additional Resources

Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education Newsletter

The Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education sends out a weekly newsletter that provides office specific updates, upcoming campus events, an overview of relevant current events, mental health resources,  additional media for continued DEI education, community engagement opportunities, student jobs, internships, scholarships, and professional development opportunities and so much more.

Subscribe to our newsletter by emailing us at


Below are our past newsletters:


Click here to view all of our newsletters.

Social Justice Education Resources
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access Media Resources

Films and Television:

  • Residence Life Cinema (SWANK Motion Pictures, Inc.)
    • Black History and Culture
    • Diversity and Inclusion
    • Mental Health
    • American History
    • Women’s Empowerment
    • Anyone on WPI Wi-Fi can access free streaming services at





Gordon Library Guides: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Free Menstrual Hygiene Product Locations

Women's and Gender Inclusive Restrooms
Department Locations and Men's Restrooms