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The Committee for Diversity and Inclusion

In August 2019, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announced the formation of a new Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (CDI), to foster a culture of inclusion in our pursuit of scientific excellence.  WHOI recognizes the need for leadership in this area, and to this end we invite the participation of our colleagues as we move forward.  The CDI will coordinate with existing committees and structures, within WHOI and the Woods Hole community, in this work.

The twelve-member committee represents individuals in diverse positions at the Institution: Joint Program Students, Post-docs, members of the Scientific, Technical, and Exempt Administrative Staffs, and members of the Graded Administrative and Research Staffs.  The full committee meets monthly for discussion of current concerns.  Additionally, the CDI maintains working groups which meet separately and report out to the full committee with updates on their progress.