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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB): Campus Diversity Resources

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging resources from WPI's Gordon Library

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging at WPI

For additional information about diversity, equity and inclusion at WPI, please visit the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion homepage.

ODIME's programs and services are designed to support the social, personal, cultural, and professional development of all undergraduate, and graduate WPI scholars to ensure their academic success. Additional resources are available on the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education website, including student organization information.

Campus Diversity Resources

Collegiate Religious Center19 Schussler Road, WPI’s Collegiate Religious Center (CRC) provides a space to WPI students, faculty, staff, alumni, and their guests for the purpose of religious exploration, devotions, worship, prayer, education, administration, and fellowship.

International House - In an atmosphere that embraces cultural diversity and encourages social tolerance, the International House at WPI provides programs, services, and immigration support, to assist and educate international students and scholars in their transition to U.S. society and academic culture.

LGBTQIAP+ Support - WPI is committed to providing support for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, Aromantic, Agender, and Pansexual populations. The “+” is used to respectfully and sensitively recognize all populations in the community.

Notice of Non-Discrimination - It is the policy of WPI to provide each qualified individual - regardless of race, sex, age, color, national origin, religion, genetic identity, disability, gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or any other legally protected status – the opportunity to participate in the University’s educational and employment programs and activities, including admissions, in discrimination and harassment-free environment, in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and their respective implementing regulations.

OASIS Multicultural Center - The OASIS (Offering Acceptance, Support, and Inclusion to Students) House, 20 Schussler Road, provides a centralized location for WPI students to meet and study in a warm, relaxing environment, thereby giving students a place to build a community.

Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education - The Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education (ODIME) houses several identity centers which are designed to foster an inclusive campus community which respects, honors, and celebrates diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) in all of its dimensions; including but not limited to differences of race, ethnicity, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, socioeconomic status, ability, nationality/citizenship, and other identities.

Office of Accessibility Services - The Office of Accessibility Services (OAS) coordinates accommodation services and provides advocacy and support to assist students with documented physical, learning, sensory, psychological, developmental, and other disabilities in achieving their full potential.

Veterans Affairs - Worcester Polytechnic Institute welcomes and supports Veterans and their dependents. Our goal is to assist student Veterans and eligible dependents with the application and certification of their Veterans education benefits.

Student Groups

Active Minds - Active Minds is a national leader for young adult mental health advocacy and suicide prevention. The WPI chapter brings their mission to our campus with the goal of destigmatizing mental illness and providing support for WPI's students and community.
African Student Association - ASA represents and promotes the diverse cultures within the African continent through campus wide events. It fosters a social and cultural gathering of African students, descendants and natives, and students interested in African culture. 
The Alliance - The Alliance at @WPI oSTEM Chapter is the LGBTQIAP+ organization on campus to promote visibility and advocacy and provide a necessary voice for the student. The WPI Alliance was organized to provide a necessary voice and body for the students at WPI of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
Black Student Union - Our vision for BSU is to serve the WPI Campus with cultural, educational, and social initiatives as we aim to build leaders and promote unity.
Brazilian Student Association - The organization was created with the mission to foster a partnership between WPI and Brazil.
The Gender Equality Club - The GEC strives to overcome the barriers of gender discrimination through awareness and empowerment of all genders. By acknowledging the issue of gender oppression, the club will set the grounds for promoting equal opportunities in education, employment, social, political and economic rights of all students.
Hispanic and Caribbean Student Association - HCSA is a fun socio-cultural based student organization with the purpose of showcasing the Hispanic/Latino and Caribbean community at WPI. We are a unified family that strives to advance our culture and preserve our identity through continuous innovative activities.
International Student Council - The ISC shall represent the international students before the WPI administration in all matters concerning co-curricular activities for international students. Additionally, the ISC shall promote awareness of cultural diversity and international issues.
Japanese Culture Club - The club hosts weekly events and welcomes all that are interested in learning more about Japanese culture.
Korean Student Association - Learn Korean culture and language, participate in dance performances, and have awesome Korean food & fun!
Muslim Student Association - The Muslim Students Association at Worcester Polytechnic Institute is a religious and social organization. The sole purpose of the MSA is to bring Muslim students together, build friendships and educate the campus community about Islam.
Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers - The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers focuses on fostering a community that celebrates cultural diversity, providing impactful service for the surrounding community, and developing its members and the campus for the professional workplace. 
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers - The vision of SHPE is to be a proportionally-correct representation of Hispanics in the fields of science and engineering, academic excellence by Latino students, pride in our cultural and ancestral histories, and the increase number of Hispanic youths attending universities and enrolling in a science or engineering program.