Diversity and Inclusion Committee
Groton School is committed to diversity and inclusivity with responsibility, mutual respect, and empathy. We strive to maintain a community in which every person feels welcomed, valued, and respected. We are dedicated to shared examination of our different perspectives, inherent privileges, disadvantages, and prejudices, especially in terms of race, religion, national origin, gender and sexuality, socioeconomic status, and political ideology. We believe this work is critical to preparing students to lead “lives of character, learning, leadership, and service." —Diversity and Inclusion Mission Statement
Groton School intentionally welcomes students from a wide range of backgrounds, and many volunteer for the Diversity and Inclusion Committee. The group plans thought-provoking events and workshops and facilitates discussion, sometimes on difficult topics, that helps students live and learn together with respect for and celebration of our differences. Guest speakers, followed by small group discussions, challenge the community to think deeply.
Working with the student committee is the faculty Diversity and Inclusion Committee, which includes representatives from different academic departments, as well as the school chaplain, counselors, and dean of students.