The GSPP Student Group for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB), supported by faculty, staff, and alumni at the Goldman School of Public Policy (GSPP) respectfully asks for support in helping to fund a student-led movement and administrative advocacy efforts to establish a formal practice in diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) at GSPP.
The GSPP Student Group for DEIB aims to collaborate with GSPP administrators to formalize a DEIB committee at the school – as validated by the results of the DEI Scorecard Survey (Fall 2021), DEI Blueprint Survey (Spring 2022), and the Racial Climate Survey (Spring 2021). This work was started by the DEI Scorecard, a student-led survey and report on the state of equity in public policy education and institutions.
Please support our group’s efforts in building buy-in among our students, faculty, administrators, and alumni for this important governing body at GSPP. Your contributions will help sponsor student positions to continue working with GSPP administration, support the meetings and mobilization of the student group, as well as the connectedness and outreach to the alumni and others included in the interim-formed GSPP DEIB Committee.
Establishing a DEIB Committee is foundational for GSPP’s DEIB efforts. The Committee will serve as an advisory and coordinating body for ongoing and future DEIB initiatives.
We sincerely thank you for your interest in supporting our group’s efforts to establish a formal DEIB practice at GSPP. Your generous contributions will not only support the continuity and legacy of this student-led effort, but protect the equity and well-being of future Goldman School students. Please consider making a donation today!
History and Progress
In Spring 2022, the DEI Scorecard Team, led by alumni Stephanie Rivers and Marianna Yamamoto, shared results from the DEI Scorecard Survey, which was fielded amongst GSPP students in Fall 2021. Nearly 60% of the GSPP student body completed the survey, sharing their opinions about DEI at GSPP and what their experiences at the school were like.
What students shared in the survey understandably echo what students have shared in their efforts to push forward DEI initiatives currently and historically: there are disparities in the extent to which students feel they belong and are valued by the community.
We were grateful to share these results with the Goldman community in a presentation during the symposium led and sponsored by the Student of Color in Public Policy (SCiPP). The recording of this presentation is included in the QR code below:
A donation of this size can covers a portion of the cost of supplies for one student-led advocacy meeting
A donation of this size covers the costs of honorariums for DEIB speakers and experts invited by student advocates
A donation of this size supports one day of student campaign efforts towards GSPP faculty and staff through meetings, presentations, and calls to action activities
A donation of this size supports a one-semester stipend for an DEBI fellow at GSPP, particularly for students of color working on these initiatives