To effect long-standing alterations to the systems and structures that lead to racism, inequity and injustice, we begin within our own community. We commit to the following actions as a first step towards mitigating the structural barriers that lead to the promotion of one group or gender over another.
We commit to educating ourselves and others in these issues and fully understanding the perspective of marginalized voices. To fully support students in our role as mentors, we need to be cognizant and understanding of their various experiences. We will use this knowledge to improve our mentoring and help our students be successful to their fullest extent. We are building an online repository of materials focusing on equity issues in our classrooms, and on our faculty. This is an active, ongoing repository, please forward your contributions to Anika (firstname.lastname@example.org). Original materials compiled by Alison Williams, ’81, VP of Equity and Inclusion.
Profiles in STEM
One of our missions is to highlight members of the Wesleyan scientific community from diverse backgrounds. They may be faculty, staff, students, alum, or people or organizations in the surrounding community. If you would like to make a nomination, please email Anika (email@example.com) their name, contact info, and brief details about why they are a good candidate so we may reach out.
- Wesleyan’s Resources for Antiracists
- Anti-Racism in Academia
- Diversity Toolkit: A Guide to Discussing Identity, Power and Privilege
- Project Implicit (understanding unconscious bias)
- Racial Equity Tools
- RespectAbility Resources (creating inclusive spaces for people with disabilities)
Organizations for Underrepresented Scientists
- American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
- MAPS (Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students) Wesleyan Chapter
- National Association of Mathematicians (NAM)
- National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE)
- National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
- National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP)
- Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
- SACNAS Wesleyan Chapter
- Wesleyan Women In Science (WesWIS)
- 500 Queer Scientists