Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Middlesex
Middlesex embraces inclusivity as a vital principle of our philosophy, pedagogy, and culture. Today our diverse classrooms and programs aim to prepare our students to successfully navigate, participate in, and lead a diverse and global community.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of Middlesex and we work to help them resonate throughout the culture of the school. The senior Equity and Inclusion Officers are key contributors helping to foster an inclusive and healthy community for all members of the School. From their very first day on campus in the fall, these leaders begin facilitating DEI programs during senior leadership training and new student orientation.
Throughout the course of the year, there is robust curricular and co-curricular programming in diversity, equity, and inclusion: community lunches, Spectrum Dialogues, MLK Day, Diversity Symposium Weekend, affinity groups, clubs, and collaboration with Global Studies on Dialogues Across Differences. Students also have the opportunity to engage in collaborative meetings with other schools and in programs run by outside organizations.
The initiatives contained within the diversity, equity, and inclusion programs are not add-ons to the Middlesex community, but instead they are integral aspects of the school community. Combined, these programs aim to develop within our students a lifelong empathy, a willingness to listen and learn from others, an eagerness to engage, and the confidence to speak up and out to assist themselves and those around them.
Read the Board of Trustees’ Statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion here.