Mission

Our Mission

Dartmouth's WISP aims to create collaborative learning environments where women can thrive in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. This broad goal is achieved by enhancing the experiences of Dartmouth women, particularly in their first year, through a comprehensive set of proven intervention strategies, including:

  • Mentoring
  • Early hands-on research experience
  • Role models
  • Access to information
  • Building a community in the sciences

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSIVITY

"Dartmouth's capacity to advance its dual mission of education and research depends upon the full diversity and inclusivity of this community. We must increase diversity, particularly among our faculty and staff. As we do so, we must also create a community in which every individual, regardless of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, disability, nationality, political or religious views, or position within the institution, is respected. On this close-knit and intimate campus, we must ensure that every person knows that he, she, or they is a valued member of our community.

Diversity and inclusivity are necessary partners. Without inclusivity, the benefits of diversity—an increase in understanding, improvement in performance, enhanced innovation, and heightened levels of satisfaction—will not be realized."

President Philip Hanlon '77 - Excerpt from May 2016 Letter to the Dartmouth community