Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
As part of the Institution's strategic planning around Inclusive Excellence, the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion was formed to ensure that DEI is the top priority of the institution. The Division is led by Vice-President Nicole G. Price, Esq. who directly reports to President Mark Thompson.
Who We Are
The division is currently composed of four offices: the Center for Community & Learning Partnerships, the Center for Cultural and Global Engagement, the Office of Institutional Equity, and the Center for Skilled Trades.
What We do
The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and its offices will work independently and collaborative with each other and other departments to ensure DEI practices are implemented at Wentworth and beyond through the following:
- DEI Learning & Development
- Equity Training & Workshops
- On-Campus Collaborations
- Community & Industry Partnerships
- Student Engagement and Initiatives
- College Access & Pipeline Programs
- Recruitment, Retention, & Success Efforts
We Are Committed To:
Fostering an accessible campus environment and connecting individuals with the resources needed to be successful
Expanding the local college access and success pipeline to recruit, retain, and matriculate underserved learners
Cultivating internal and external campus partnerships that contribute to the growth and development of students, staff and faculty
Amplifying voices to create an engaged, receptive, inclusive campus and surrounding community
Establishing and implementing policies, procedures, and related educational opportunities that promote equity while creating accountability among all community members
Acknowledging the diversity of our student and employee identities and celebrating their successes
Get to know Wentworth faculty staff through a series of roundtable discussions that focus subjects and topics connected to diversity, equity and/or inclusion. Faculty and staff will share personal stories while providing insights on their specific topics.
Race in the United States
A substantive discussion took place around protests and social activism in the wake of the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and other Black Americans. The group discussed how to be anti-racist, how to support traditionally marginalized groups of people, and what it means to have this discussion in the middle of a global pandemic.Image
The First Generation College Student Experience
Nearly half of college students everywhere would be considered first-generation students—those whose parents did not complete a four-year college or university degree. These students are navigating uncharted waters, forging a new path for themselves and their families.
But what is it like to be a FirstGen student? What are the obstacles these students face and what kind of support exists to help them better succeed?Image
Black in America and Beyond
Black faculty and staff got together to talk about racial biases they have encountered, perception of Black America through the media and art, and why it’s important to celebrate Black lives and contributions throughout the year, not simply as part of Black History Month in February.Image
Women at Wentworth
Several women faculty and staff got together to talk their identities, their current work, and what is like to be a woman in 2021.Image
Civic Engagement: Why is Voting Important?
Confusing deadlines. Mail-in vs. absentee ballot debates. Last-minute Supreme Court decisions. Voting during a pandemic. If civic engagement in 2020 has felt overwhelming to you, you’re not alone.
To help sort through some of the noise, we spoke with faculty and staff about ways to get involved and stay involved, why voting is so important and how optimism ultimately wins the day.Image
Faculty & Staff Spotlights
To increase faculty visibility across Wentworth, we have partnered with the Division of Academic Affairs to put a spotlight on diverse faculty who are committed and dedicated in providing the educational experience for our students.
Throughout the year, you will get to know them through their own words. They will speak on their experiences, what inspires them, their contributions within their fields and the remarkable work they have done and continue to do to uplift and amplify the Wentworth community.
Black Faculty Spotlight
In honor of Black History Month, we celebrate the individual and collective accomplishments of our diverse faculty. We invite you to read their stories in the following faculty spotlightsImage
Women Faculty Spotlight
Wentworth is proud to celebrate and recognize the contributions of our women faculty in honor of Women’s History Month. We’re shining the spotlight on a few of these remarkable women, and we invite you to read about their diverse talents and accomplishments.Image
Asian American Pacific Islander Desi Faculty Spotlight
To celebrate APIDA Heritage Month, Wentworth is proud to celebrate and recognize the contributions of our outstanding faculty. We’re shining the spotlight on a few of these remarkable individuals, and we invite you to read about their diverse talents and accomplishments.Image
LGBTQIA+ Faculty & Staff Spotlight
Wentworth recognizes the success of the Institute wouldn’t be possible without its talented faculty and staff of diverse cultures and identities. As we celebrate the accomplishments of our LGBTQIA+ faculty and staff during PRIDE month, we invite you to learn more about who they are and their contributions to the Wentworth community.Image
Latine/Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Faculty and Staff Spotlight
Wentworth recognizes the success of the Institute wouldn’t be possible without its talented faculty and staff of diverse cultures and identities. As we shine a light on the history, heritage, and contributions of the Hispanic and Latinx/Latine community, we are excited to feature a few of our faculty and staff who bring a wealth of expertise, insight, and experience to Wentworth.
To see our 2022 highlights click here!