ARCS National Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement
At a Special National Board Meeting held via Zoom on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, the following DEI statement and tagline were approved:
Opening Doors to Scientific Achievement
ARCS Foundation embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion as core values critical to scientific excellence and innovation. We believe these core values are crucial to creating a welcoming environment within our organization. We open doors to talented individuals who bring different perspectives to scientific research. ARCS Foundation celebrates and supports the efforts of our partner institutions as they eliminate barriers to academic and scientific achievement.
ARCS National Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Action Task Force
At the June National Board Meeting held via Zoom on June 12, 2021, the National DEI Action Plan Task Force Charter was approved.
Purpose of the National DEI Task Force
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Action Plan Task Force is a temporary working group, formed to develop recommendations for possible actions and/or initiatives to support and implement ARCS National DEI Statement. Five Working Groups which mirror the structure of the DEI Statement have been formed to gather information, evaluate, brainstorm and develop the recommendations for National.
Information about the Working Groups
Key issue: What do diversity, equity, and inclusion mean as core values for ARCS Foundation?