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Campus Services and Stewardship Committee
for Staff Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The CSS DEI Committee leads efforts to advance staff diversity, inclusion, and belonging across the Campus Services and Stewardship (CSS) teams, including the Department of Facilities; the Environment, Health, and Safety Office; the Office of Campus Planning; and the Office of Sustainability. The committee aims to identify and promote opportunities that foster an inclusive workplace community, one which values, develops, and retains the talent we need to do our best work for the Institute.

To achieve this objective and foster inclusion and a sense of belonging, the committee works with teams across our departments to develop programs that encourage our community to welcome, respect, and support people of varying backgrounds, viewpoints, experiences, talents, and ideas.

Examples of the goals and activities that are in planning or underway include:

  • Reviewing internal practices to ensure they are inclusive and relevant to a diverse culture (for example, in hiring and procurement);
  • Addressing local recruitment challenges to attract and retain a diverse workforce; and
  • Finding opportunities for staff engagement, so that every staff member feels they belong in and connect with the greater MIT community.

To accomplish this work, the CSS DEI Committee is in touch with the Institute Community and Equity Office and will work to align with MIT’s Strategic Action Plan for Belonging, Achievement, and Composition. The committee also meets with peers within and outside of MIT to learn from tried-and-tested methods of building diversity.

Committee members

  • Maria Caetano, Facilities – Custodial Services
  • Joyand Charles, Facilities – Campus Construction
  • Keith Diggans, Facilities Operations
  • Janine Helwig, Facilities – Utilities
  • Raquel Irons, Human Resources
  • Susy Jones, MIT Office of Sustainability
  • Monica Lee, CSS Communications
  • Morgan Pinney, Office of Campus Planning
  • Jessica Van, MIT Environment, Health & Safety

Members of the Campus Services and Stewardship community are encouraged to reach out to the committee or contact any committee member individually with any questions, ideas, suggestions, or comments regarding Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Many thanks to our prior committee members.

 MIT’s Strategic Action Plan for Belonging, Achievement, and Composition

CSS DEI Committee

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Raquel Irons
Director of Human Resources

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