Brown’s commitment to diversity is highlighted in Brown’s strategic plan, Building on Distinction. The detailed vision for realizing this commitment is articulated in Pathways to Diversity and Inclusion: An Action Plan for Brown University, which outlines a set of concrete, achievable actions to make Brown a more fully diverse and inclusive community. After an engagement process involving broad campuswide discussion and input, President Christina Paxson shared the plan with the Brown community on February 1, 2016.
The plan acknowledges that institutions of higher education, including Brown, have traditionally failed to fully include people of all races, ethnicities, creeds, socioeconomic classes, gender identities, sexual orientations, and disability statuses. To confront this reality and its enduring legacies, Brown is committing to transforming the policies, structures, and practices that have led to the exclusion—rather than the meaningful inclusion—of members of our community.
The implementation section of this website shares summary tables of the actions outlined in the Pathways to Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP). This serves as the "living plan,” tracking the progress of our efforts.