Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP)

Pathways to Diversity and Inclusion: An Action Plan for Brown University

The DIAP reflects Brown’s strategic commitment to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion in all aspects of University life — recognizing that these values are essential to carrying out Brown’s mission of education and research with excellence.

Pathways to Diversity and Inclusion: An Action Plan for Brown University, known as the DIAP, is Brown University’s comprehensive strategic plan to create and sustain the diverse and inclusive community necessary for the advancement of knowledge, learning and discovery.

The DIAP — along with DIAP Phase II, developed five years after the original plan — details concrete, achievable actions that Brown is implementing to make the University more fully diverse and inclusive. The strengths of the plan are its concrete goals, University-wide engagement to achieve the goals, and commitment to accountability.

It is imperative that all members of our community — regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, political views, physical ability and other aspects of their identities — are accepted, valued and provided with equal opportunities to thrive at Brown. Our challenge and opportunity as a community is to work together as students, faculty and staff to ensure we are living up to our ideals.

Brown’s DIAP establishes annual reporting as one of its measures to ensure accountability for sustaining progress on the plan’s goals.
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Tracking demographics and other data helps to measure Brown’s progress in the concrete actions established for meeting our diversity and inclusion goals.
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The Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan Community Awards recognize students, faculty and staff for their exceptional efforts to support diversity and inclusion at Brown.
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The DIAP recognizes the challenges and opportunities of previous efforts toward diversity.
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The Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity has developed several resources to support the Brown community in efforts to advance diversity, equity and inclusion.
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