Over the past year, WT has engaged with The Glasgow Group in an audit of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) practices. Constituent groups (employees, parents, students, alumnae/i, and Trustees) were encouraged to participate through surveys and focus groups. Following are the high-level findings and recommendations.
For further information about the findings in this report, and to participate in the efforts already underway to address the recommendations, please contact WT’s Director of Equity, Inclusion, and Wellness, Jessica Walton, at email@example.com.
There is general agreement by survey respondents that although WT has publicly made a commitment to diversity, the school does not always act upon that commitment. Intentions do not always match impact, and protecting tradition is prioritized rather than becoming more equitable or inclusive. It is worth noting that the majority of survey respondents identified as white individuals. The perceptions of community members who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) differ from the majority of respondents, and report lower levels of inclusivity in their lived experiences at WT.