DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION

MEET THE TEAM:

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Vice President of DEI

Reya Singh

Leads, directs & facilitates regular meeting of the department & oversees DEI initiatives as it pertains to other departments.

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Director of Diversity

Alessandra Fabela

Manages the DEI committee & meetings & provides consultation on event planning to ensure accessibility. 

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Director of Community Engagement

Kylie Hoar

Develops & maintains relationships with campus & community organizations to promote collaboration on campus. Oversees & coordinates community service events. 

A Word From the DEI Department

The Alpha Phi Iota Omicron Chapter is filled with sisters from different backgrounds and ways. DEI is a way for us to come together and celebrate our differences in an inclusive space. As a department, we are trying our best to make sure the voices of our sisters are being heard and to use our platform for activism about things our sisters are passionate about. Through our efforts in DEI we have done many amazing things as a chapter like donating to many local charities and businesses in the Worcester and Boston area, attending activism events, and holding educational meetings to help educate ourselves and others about the world around us. We are constantly learning from one and are constantly growing. Having a platform to raise awareness to issues presented in our current society and being able to make a difference in our community is something that we are so grateful for. We are proud of the progress Alpha Phi has made in our efforts to make a more inclusive environment here at WPI.  

DEI RESOURCES

WPI RESOURCES

  • WPI SDCC

  • WPI Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA)

  • WPI Accessibility Services (OAS)

  • WPI Collegiate Religious Center (CRC)

  • WPI Office of International Student Life (ISL)

  • WPI International Student House

  • OASIS Multicultural Center (OASIS House)

  • WPI Student Run Organizations: The Alliance, Black Student Union (BSU), National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), International Student Council (ISU)

  • African-American, Latino/Hispanic, Asian, and Native American (ALANA) Support Network

OTHER RESOURCES:

  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline (800-273-8255)

  • Crisis Text Line (text START to 741-741)

  • Stop Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Hate

  • Trevor Project (866-488-7386)

  • The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Hotline (888-843-4564)

  • The GLBT National Youth Talk Line (800-246-7743)

Resources for Education:

  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) @naacp

  • Black Youth Project @blackyouthproject

  • The American Civil Liberties Union @aclu_nationwide

  • Black Lives Matter @blklivesmatter

  • TGI Justice Project @trijusticeproject

  • AAPI Equity Alliance @aapiequityalliance

  • Color of Change @colorofchange