Statement on Diversity
MIT Economics Faculty Statement on Student Well-Being, Diversity, and Inclusion
MIT is a community of people united in our pursuit of intellectual, creative, and technical excellence, to make a better world. This pursuit can be demanding, but with this goal in mind we want to affirm three crucial pillars of our mission, valuing the members of our community first and foremost as human beings, valuing diversity in our community in many forms, and striving to help and sustain each other through mentoring, collaboration, inclusion, kindness, and respect.
Diversity of experience, background, and opinion of our students, faculty, and staff is an important element. We applaud MIT’s nearly-met 2004 goal of doubling the percentage of underrepresented minority faculty over ten years and its as-yet-unmet 2004 aim of tripling the percentage of underrepresented minority MIT graduate students over the same period.
We will work with our colleagues in SHASS and throughout the Institute to increase the number of under-represented minority students in the both the undergraduate and graduate economics program. Furthermore, we shall seek to build and maintain strong relationships within the MIT community, inclusive of underrepresented minority groups and programs. Most centrally, we will strive on an ongoing basis to promote and enhance the mental and physical well-being of all our community members. This should always be our highest priority, and we will endeavor to maintain an inclusive and welcoming intellectual, classroom, and social environment, and provide resources, services, and programs that promote and reflect diversity, inclusion, and wellness.