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Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!

Wentworth Institute of Technology proudly celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month this May 2024! Throughout the month, our community honors the rich cultural traditions, historical achievements, and diverse perspectives of the AAPI community that enrich our campus. We seize this opportunity to celebrate the profound influence and resilience of individuals from Asia and the Pacific Islands, acknowledging their significant contributions to shaping our global society and beyond.


At Wentworth, we are privileged to celebrate the accomplishments and successes of our students, faculty, and staff from the AAPI regions. We are committed to fostering an environment that not only celebrates these achievements but also actively works towards creating an inclusive and empowering space for individuals of all backgrounds to engage, learn, and excel. As we commemorate AAPI Heritage Month, let us celebrate the diversity, determination, and strength within our community, and commit to advancing understanding, respect, and opportunity for all.


If you would like to learn more about AAPI Heritage Month, please see the resources below!


The Douglas D. Schumann Library & Learning Commons

Pine Street Inn


NAAAP Boston



Headshot: Nicole Price.
Diversity, equity and inclusion affects all people, and everyone should be invested in understanding why. We are all affected because at the end of the day, we are at our best when every member of our community can live as their best selves. The very heart of diversity, equity and inclusion is basic respect and a sense of belonging.
Nicole Price
Vice President for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Inclusive Excellence

Inclusive Excellence means actively and intentionally cultivating a diverse and culturally competent institution where each member has the opportunity and support to reach their full potential and make contributions to our campus community and beyond. Inclusive Excellence is at the center of Wentworth's new strategic plan to which everyone is accountable.

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The Center for Diversity and Global Engagement

The Center for Diversity and Global Engagement (CDGE) programs at Wentworth promote cross-cultural perspectives, inclusivity, leadership development and personal growth among the Wentworth community. They foster a welcoming, brave and safe environment for all students with a specific focus on underrepresented populations and their allies through social and educational opportunities such as student organizations, trainings, and more.

Three Wentworth students celebrating at the Boston Pride Parade.

The Center for Community and Learning Partnerships

The Center for Community and Learning Partnerships (CLP) enables Wentworth students, staff, faculty, alumni, and local residents to participate in a wide range of community initiatives, from our award-winning community engagement projects and collaborations to our proven college access and success programming. 

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Industry Corps

Industry Corps (INCO), part of Wentworth’s Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), aims to deliver education-to-career pathways driven by the needs of the local economy for all levels of learners. Built with the “community school” model serving as inspiration, participants have the opportunity to earn stacked credentials that will build their portfolio of skills. 

RAMP students visiting a construction site.

Office of Institutional Equity

Every person in the Wentworth community has a right to be free from discrimination in all Institute programs or activities. The Office of Institutional Equity ensures university-wide recognition of this right.

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International Student Services and Engagement

The Office of International Student Services and Engagement celebrates the global student population from 50+ countries and supports their pursuit of higher education and beyond through guidance and resources for understanding immigration regulations, adjusting to life in Boston, and engagement with peers and community.  

Students walking to Beatty Hall

WIT Diversity Timeline

The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the Schumann Library & Learning Commons has partnered to capture significant moments in Wentworth's history that have contributed to campus life related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. In order to grow as an inclusive community, we must get to know our history, celebrate our present, and understand what we need to do to strengthen our future.

RAMP students working on a project