Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, has announced the establishment of the Office for Intercultural and Social Identifies Programs (ISIP). The new center will be directed by Katrina Moore, who also serves as director of the Africana Center on the Tufts campus.
ISIP will act as a clearinghouse for university-wide intercultural events and activities. There are events on campus that students miss out on, but which would provide a greater sense of belonging, according to Dr. Moore.
The ISIP will also award grants to individual students and groups to sponsor events around the issues of equality and inclusion.
Dr. Moore offers the goal of the new office by stating, “Our mission is to work to ensure the inclusion and equal participation of all students within the community, particularly those with historically marginalized identities. We are building this infrastructure based on the guiding principles of the schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering that diversity and inclusion are inherent strengths and necessary for excellence, not problems to be resolved.”
Dr. Moore holds bachelor’s and doctoral degrees from North Carolina Central University in Durham.