Inclusive Academy

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“Too often, the cultivated excellence, contributions, service, and overall  awesomeness of folks from underrepresented backgrounds who center culture and connection are overlooked, discouraged, and kept secret. Excellence is framed as something achieved apart from one's culture and as a singular accomplishment, rather than as a product of communal connections. The Inclusive Academy (IA) Symposium and BADI Awards are designed to cultivate, amplify, and celebrate the culture, connections, and contributions of this community.” —The Access, Diversity, and Inclusion Team

May 18th, 2023

The second annual Inclusive Academy (IA) Symposium is an in-person diversity conference focused on supporting graduate students and post-doctoral scholars from underrepresented backgrounds, on an array of topics related to success in the academy and on the job market. The symposium is focused on bringing graduate students and post-doctoral scholars from underrepresented backgrounds together while also providing a platform to discuss critical topics for thriving and success through a holistic and intersectional lens.

We will host panels, speakers, and workshops that enhance their knowledge and understanding of topics related to academic entrepreneurship, cultivating joy, interviewing, salary negotiations, and financial literacy in addition to strengthening their leadership, public speaking, networking, and storytelling skills.

Best of Access, Diversity, and Inclusion

Best of Access, Diversity, & Inclusion Award Nominations

The symposium will culminate in the first of its kind award dinner, The Best of Access, Diversity, and Inclusion Awards, also known as the BADI awards. The BADI Awards will honor and celebrate faculty, staff, post-docs, and graduate students who have made significant impacts in the Princeton graduate student community around diversity and inclusion. Please take a moment to submit a nomination for a well-deserved member of the Princeton community.

Nomination Deadline: Nominations are now closed.


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