At Mines, we’re all about individuality, and we place a high value on out-of-the-box thinking. After all, that’s how we make scientific breakthroughs and develop game-changing ideas.
By providing support services and resources through the diversity, inclusion and access (DI&A) initiative, we aim to nurture this thinking and work towards a more inclusive and equitable campus environment for students, staff and faculty alike.
Please contact DI&A with any questions you have about Mines DI&A, what it means to you, your department or office and how you can be a part of making Mines an inspiring and inclusive place for every Oredigger.
Why DI&A at Mines?
We have experienced what research has proven. Diversity in groups and organizations results in:
- Richer learning experiences for students, faculty and staff
- Teams that are better at problem solving
- More innovation around complex problems
Enabling access to Mines creates diversity.
A culture of inclusion sustains diversity.
Phillips Scientific American (2014), Carrell et al (2010) The Quarterly Journal of Economics – TAMU ADVANCE, Mitchell (2017) The Columbia Spectator
- Attract, retain and graduate a thriving and diverse student body
- Attract, retain, develop and promote a thriving and diverse employee community
- Cultivate an inclusive campus culture that promotes and celebrates inclusion and achievement
- Inspire shared responsibility, participation and accountability for DI&A efforts across the Mines community
Ways Orediggers can engage with DI&A @ Mines
Foundation level content provides an introductory or basic understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion.
|Try an Inclusion Icebreaker at your next meeting|
|Review Racial Equity Resources|
|Join a Mines Community Alliance (MCA)|
|Mentor or be a mentee through The Oredigger Network|
|Attend campus DI&A events|
|Participate in Mines climate surveys|
|Attend workshops at the Annual Celebration of DI&A|
Appropriate for those looking to build on and increase their knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion.
|Join the Mines DI&A Council|
|Participate in Learning Communities|
|Submit a DI&A Award nomination|
|Promote hiring excellence|
|Incorporate DI&A best practices in candidate reviews & selection|
|Apply for a Community Grant|
|Join a department/campus unit diversity committee|
|Post to #OREDIGGERSFOREQUITY|
For those who are looking to increase their expertise in diversity, equity and inclusion.
|Become an Ambassador, Advocate, Fellow or MCA Chair|
|Incorporate DI&A best practices in grants/proposals|
|Include DI&A in performance management|
|Use the Inclusive Classroom Checklist|
|Be an advisor to a student organization|
|Attend the Leadership Institute|
|Lead a K-12 outreach activity|
|Facilitate a workshop at the Annual Celebration of DI&A|