Diversity Initiatives

MIT has a long-standing commitment to diversity and inclusion, such as its dedicated efforts to support, mentor, and recruit the leaders of tomorrow. Through the Institute Community and Equity Office (ICEO), MIT has championed efforts to enhance the student experience. The mission of the ICEO is to advance a respectful and caring community that embraces diversity and empowers everyone to learn and do their best at MIT.

In the spirit of this mission, the Office of the Dean for Graduate Education (ODGE) has taken a proactive lead in creating and fostering diversity initiative programs. Through our recruiting efforts, the ODGE is able to reach out and engage with prospective graduate students from across the United States, which then gives us an opportunity to highlight all that MIT has to offer. We have also crafted dedicated summer research programs and open house visits to bring talented individuals to the MIT campus.

MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP)

The MSRP mission seeks to promote the value of graduate education, to improve the research enterprise through increased diversity, and to prepare and recruit the best and brightest students for graduate education at MIT.

This nine-week, fully funded summer program brings together a talented pool of underrepresented minorities and underserved students to engage in on-campus research led by dedicated MIT faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students. It is an invaluable experience for any student considering further graduate education.

Please visit the MIT Summer Research Program website for further details.

CONVERGE

The CONVERGE preview weekend provides an opportunity for prospective applicants to learn about the graduate admissions process and to hear about many of the programs MIT has to offer. The preview weekend is targeted toward underrepresented minorities interested in pursuing a doctoral degree in the future.   

Please visit the CONVERGE website for further details.