Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP)

The Diversity and Inclusion Oversight Board, composed of students, faculty and staff, meets monthly to review and discuss progress toward the goals of the DIAP.

Each year, the board shares its findings with Brown’s president and provost via a public memo. The president and provost share with the community their response to any concerns raised regarding progress on diversity and inclusion goals.

The Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity has published an annual DIAP report since 2017 that details data, activities, programs and initiatives that have contributed to fulfilling the DIAP goals.

All academic and administrative departments and centers at Brown are required to develop multi-year plans for diversity and inclusion. Progress on goals and actions outlined in these Departmental Diversity and Inclusion Action Plans are reviewed on an annual basis. As of 2020, 91 academic and administrative departments had submitted DDIAPs and provided an annual update to OIED.

In DIAP Phase II (launched in 2021), the University is focused on improving processes to assess DIAP implementation and its impact at the University and departmental levels.

Additional Areas of Progress