Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Advancing a respectful and caring community that embraces diversity and empowers everyone to learn and do their best at MIT

Core Values

Diversity and inclusion are core values of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. These values strengthen our research and teaching, and are embodied in the backgrounds and perspectives of our faculty, staff, and students.

We believe that the mental and physical well-being of our students is an essential part of their MIT experience, and we strive to create an environment that is as inclusive as possible. Our instructors teach a large number of subjects that focus on issues related to diversity, including subjects on race and ethnicity, on cultures beyond the United States, on gender and sexuality, and on globalization or transnationalism.

The School is committed to increasing diversity amongst its faculty. As part of this commitment, each unit is asked to ensure that diversity plays a key role in its overall strategy, and to work with the School's Faculty Diversity Committee during job searches, to ensure that candidates from underrepresented groups are afforded as many opportunities as possible throughout the search process.  

The School is also committed to addressing pipeline issues. As part of this commitment we offer diversity pre-doctoral fellowships in each of our disciplines, and a diversity travel fund to our faculty.


Suggested links

Institute Community and Equity Office

Making A Just Society: MIT Humanistic Resources for Social Justice

SHASS Diversity Fund

SHASS Diversity Travel Fund

SHASS Diversity Pre-doctoral Fellowships

SHASS courses on diversity-related issues

Archive story: MIT graduate students organize summer institute to increase diversity in philosophy field