About the Committee

With the announcement of the Institute-wide Strategic Action Plan for Belonging, Achievement, and Composition, the former Committee on Race and Diversity will pivot to directly support the success of the plan and assess the Institute's progress. Newly renamed the Institute Council on Belonging, Achievement, and Composition (CBAC), the committee will work with the Vice President for Equity and Inclusion to review relevant data regarding the progress of the Strategic Action Plan, School/College and administrative department action plans, and annual reports from the owners of proposed plan actions.

The change in the committee’s name reflects an expansion in the breadth of its charge and responsibilities. Just as the Strategic Action Plan is not focused exclusively on race and gender, the CBAC will monitor and assess MIT’s efforts to “create and institutionalize new policies, systems, and behaviors that promote equity, value differences of opinion and origin, and establish conditions for productive disagreement that unite all of us in service to the Institute’s mission.”

The Institute Council on Belonging, Achievement, and Composition is a Standing Institute Committee that reports to the President.