Craft a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

Because we believe — and know from research — that having a diversity of perspectives is crucial for excelling in Princeton’s mission of teaching and research, we encourage academic departments to publicly communicate statements of diversity, equity and inclusion tailored to each department’s experience. Research findings on the impact of diversity from the fields of psychology, sociology and economics show that experiences with diversity improve one's own intellectual skills and performance, improve self-confidence, decrease negative stereotypes and biases, and create awareness of inequalities and discrimination. 

Consistent with the University's Diversity and Community Statement, departmental diversity, equity and inclusion statements are a useful tool to communicate your department’s values and support of DEI goals such as inclusive climate, hiring, and scholarship. Contact the Office of the Provost for tailored advice and guidance on the process of crafting your department’s diversity, equity and inclusion statement.