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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.

Center for the Cultural and Global Engagement

Center for Community and Learning Partnerships

Office of Institutional Equity

Center for Skilled Trades

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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

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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

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Candid Conversations

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 FloydBreonna 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.

    Check out the full conversation here

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  • 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?

    Click here to check out their conversation

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  • 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. 

    Check out the full discussion here

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  • 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. 

    Check out the full conversation here

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  • 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.

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    Portraits of Women faculty and Staff

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.