2012 Institute Diversity Summit Report

April 30, 2012

To the members of the MIT community,

We are pleased to share with you the report of the 2012 Institute Diversity Summit. The Summit energized many members of the MIT community this past winter, with the theme of diversity and excellence resonating for the participants. We learned a great deal from the faculty, staff and students who attended, including their interest in further advancing diversity and inclusion at the Institute.

The report summarizes themes that were expressed by those who attended and those who filled out a survey after the event. It provides a check-up on the climate for diversity and inclusion at MIT and proposes ways that all of us can work to make MIT the best place to work and study for everyone in our community. We commend the Summit organizers for providing this report and call to action for the benefit of MIT.

The report can be found on the Inventing Our Future website.

Rafael Reif, Provost
Maseeh Professor of Emerging Technology

Eric Grimson
Chancellor
Bernard Gordon Professor of Medical Engineering, EECS, MIT

Israel Ruiz
Executive Vice President and Treasurer