Division of Talent & Inclusion

Human Resources
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Our talent is our greatest multiplier.

What’s possible? It’s a question this premier technological university is well-equipped to ask of our students—and to encourage our students to ask. Similarly, WPI’s esteemed scholars and researchers, and the staff who work alongside them, ask this of themselves and each other with every new term, project, and partnership. It’s this spirit that makes WPI—this institution of theory and practice and impact, of innovation and collaboration and humanity—a truly great place to work. We call this Great Minds Multiplied, and it's part of what makes WPI truly distinctive.

Within the Division of Talent & Inclusion, you will find traditional human resources tools and programs—but our strategic focus is expanding. WPI is dedicated to the recruitment, engagement, retention, and on-going development of diverse faculty and staff who are personally invested in the university's continuing success. This welcoming and respectful community creates an energy that allows our employees and our students to thrive.

You'll hear it talked about as talent, engagement, and inclusion, but you'll see it in action here.

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Lauren Turner Talks About the Importance of Belonging

Lauren Turner joined WPI as the new senior vice president of talent & inclusion and chief diversity officer in January 2022. Drawn to WPI's STEM approach and the role's focus on talent, inclusion, people, and culture, Turner has found an exciting way to apply a new perspective to the university's work around representation, community, and success. 

Learning Academy at WPI

WPI's Learning Academy is the university’s flexible learning management system where employees will find extensive resources to help with professional development and personal growth. Employees driven by a lifelong passion for learning can explore the courses, videos, reading materials, and presentations that fit their work and life schedule, learning style, and immediate and long-term goals.


Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

WPI honors the diversity each member of our community brings to campus. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging aren’t buzzwords here—creating a community where people are comfortable enough to express themselves and where they feel their opinions count is part of WPI’s mission.

We learn from each other and celebrate our differences.

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WPI’s success is built on the employees who work here. Faculty and staff contribute to the university's culture of innovation and exploration that helps both our students and our employees thrive. 

Working in higher education offers a sense of potential and excitement, and our many long-term employees prove that it’s a fulfilling path. WPI employees are rewarded in a variety of ways for their commitment to WPI’s mission and the heartfelt dedication they give to our students.

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Title IX

WPI’s approach to preventing sexual misconduct is comprehensive and progressive. All members of the WPI community are protected by federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination based on sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, and transgender status.

WPI is committed to providing a learning, living, and working environment free from gender-based discrimination. It expresses the community's expectations in the Interim Title IX & Sexual Misconduct Policy.

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

The Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education (ODIME) houses several identity centers which are designed to foster an inclusive campus community which respects, honors, and celebrates diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) in all of its dimensions; including but not limited to differences of race, ethnicity, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, socioeconomic status, ability, nationality/citizenship, and other identities.