Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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MIT’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering seeks to welcome and include all members, irrespective of background or identity

About

MIT’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering seeks to welcome and include all members, irrespective of background or identity. All individuals are expected to treat others with respect and courtesy, irrespective of such factors as race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, age, or national origin. We seek to cultivate an overall climate in which every person feels welcome, respected, and are able to develop to their full potential, thereby creating a community that can do the same.

This page summarizes the actions we are taking as a department to build a community that is actively anti-racist, pro-inclusive, and that highlights our efforts to pursue a just, equitable, and inclusive workspace.

CEE Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

The CEE DEI Committee is composed of faculty, staff, post-docs, and students who are tasked to improve our community culture and develop an action plan to hold us accountable and ensure we are making progress.

Desiree Plata Faculty Diversity Chair

Associate Professor Desiree Plata serves as MIT CEE’s Faculty Diversity Chair. As Faculty Diversity Chair, Professor Plata also leads our CEE Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committee.

Our Multi-Year Action Plan/Pledge

Full report available upon request