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Wildcats for Equity

Amid national calls for changes to attitudes and policies in regards to racial equity, Westminster has renewed its commitment to equity and inclusion among our students, families, alumni, and faculty and staff. As our community takes steps toward realizing a School culture that is more equitable and inclusive to members of all backgrounds, this webpage is your home for updates and highlights.

The Wildcats for Equity Q and A Series: Windows and Mirrors

The Wildcats for Equity Q and A Series is designed to give you a deeper understanding of some of the ways Westminster works toward equity and inclusion on campus, as well as tools you can use to help your family discuss and work through these topics. In this week’s installment, Dean of Faculty Thad Persons ’88 talks to our communications staff about what the phrase “windows and mirrors” means and how students grow in an environment where they can see their own experiences and those of others reflected. Thad joined the Westminster faculty in 1997 as an Upper School English teacher. In his role as Dean of Faculty, he oversees the rigorous hiring and onboarding process for all faculty members. View past Q and A conversations here.

Messages to Our Community

Throughout the summer, President Keith Evans sent a series of updates and communications to the Westminster community to inform them of the School's efforts and focus on social justice issues. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Resources

Curated by Westminster's Equity and Inclusion team, a list of resources have been developed in hopes that they will help our community's ongoing discussions around racial inequity and the development of one's personal race identity. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Meet the Team

Equity and Inclusion Coordinators cultivate an environment that is welcoming to and supportive of all students and faculty. Each division has a dedicated team of faculty members that lead inclusion programs and affinity groups.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Action Steps

In June 2020, the Board of Trustees and the Westminster's Senior Leadership Team developed specific action steps within five distinct categories to help focus our work in support of a strengthened commitment to providing an inclusive School culture that fully celebrates each person in our community. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

October Progress Update

Over the summer, we outlined action steps we would take to become a more inclusive and equitable school. An interim report released October 15 served to update our community about our progress. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Connect With Us

Share your questions and thoughts regarding Westminster's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion work. We invite you to share your ideas about how we move forward, together.