The Sustainable Inclusive Excellence Action Plan is WPI's strategic approach to actualizing a culture of inclusion and belonging at WPI. This initiative spans 3 phases designed to engage our community in WPI’s mission and values, center the voices and lived experiences of marginalized and underrepresented communities, and collaborate in the development of action plans to blend DEI into the full fabric of the institution.  

We believe that a community-wide focus on sustainable inclusive excellence is not only imperative to fostering an inclusive learning and work environment, but also elevating the impact a culture of belonging can have on the greater STEM community. 

The following guide, pre-reading materials, and template have been developed to guide you in the creation of your division/governance teams' implementation plans.


Action Plan Guide 

Outline of action plan process and the role of the Inclusion Partners on the Council on Institutional Diversity (CID).

Action Plan Guide 


DEI Terminology

WPI's definitions of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

DEI Terminology

DEI Strategic Framework

Foundational/guiding document toward creating and sustaining a culture of sustainable inclusive excellence.

DEI Strategic Framework

WPI's Project Inclusion Year 3

Year 1-3 Summary of WPI's Project Inclusion campus self-assessment:

  • Recommendations for each of the 6 dimensions
  • MC Implementation Plans
Project Inclusions 3 Year Report

Racial Justice Plan and Priorities (WPI Alumni)

List of immediate and intermediate recommendations toward advancing racial justice priorities at WPI.

Racial Justice Plan and Priorities

Highlights and Themes: Listening Sessions 2020

General highlights and themes captured from the 12 listening sessions and online surveys in Sep/Oct '20.

Highlights and Themes from 2020 Listening Sessions


Sustainable Inclusive Excellence (SIE) Implementation Plan Template

Centralized template for drafting division/governance team implementation plans. Includes examples and keys to guide implementation plan process.

Download SIE Implementation Plan Template