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For the RISE Petition

Led by BGSA, G4HMIT, and GSC DEI

Please select the links section headers to learn more about each demand!

  1. Reform Graduate Admissions and Faculty Hiring

    1. Make strategic commitments to reform graduate admissions and improve URM graduate student retention

    2. Promote diversity in faculty hiring and tenure through evidence-based practices

    3. Increase student participation in hiring and tenure decisions

  2. Increase Resources for Education and Support

    1. Expand educational programming and training

    2. Hire DEI Officers for departmental accountability

    3. Provide institute-wide support for anti-oppressive research and labor

  3. Reform the Policies for Prevention and Response of Faculty Misconduct

    1. Reform the policies and procedures for handling allegations of misconduct against faculty and staff

    2. Publicize data and outcomes for allegations of misconduct against faculty and staff in annual IDHR reports

    3. Implementation of targeted policies for preventing and punishing retaliation

    4. Guarantee transitional funding

  4. Advance Funding Equity at MIT

    1. Guarantee 12-month funding for all PhD programs offered at MIT

    2. Establish non-competitive internal dissertation completion fellowships

    3. Guarantee a minimum annual cost-of-living adjustment for all graduate stipends

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