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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategic Plan

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Pratt’s leadership launched a major effort in 2015 to promote ongoing diversity, equity and inclusion across the Institute. A Diversity Strategic Planning Committee worked with various constituents in the Pratt community through town hall meetings and focus groups. This resulted in a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategic Plan that was finalized in 2018. After reflecting on the plan’s progress and the continued needs of the community, the plan was updated in 2022 to the current four pillars:

Creating a Welcoming Environment

Build an inclusive community where students, faculty, and staff are treated with respect, ideas are freely expressed, and differences are accepted and valued.

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Recruiting and Retaining Diverse Students

Expand efforts to recruit and retain diverse undergraduate and graduate students from underrepresented groups.

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Recruiting and Hiring Diverse Faculty and Staff

Enhance recruiting, hiring, and search committee processes to improve the diversity of our faculty, administration, and staff from underrepresented groups.

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Retaining and Supporting Diverse Faculty and Staff

Improve retention efforts, professional development, and career advancement opportunities to support diverse faculty, administration, and staff from underrepresented groups.

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The Pratt Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council oversees the implementation of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Plan. Please email with any questions, comments, or concerns about the DEI Strategic Plan or the DEI Council.