Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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Established by the Black Alumni/ae of MIT (BAMIT) in 1986, the Fund is named in honor of Dr. Ronald E. McNair '77, the NASA astronaut and MIT alumnus who lost his life in the space shuttle Challenger explosion on January 28, 1986. Dr. McNair's commitment to professional excellence and community service are qualities that the Fund recognizes and rewards in black MIT undergraduates.
Gift of alumni (ae) and friends to support the efforts of MIT students to engage their skills for the benefit of resource poor communities external to MIT and thus enhance students overall academic experience.

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Gift of alumni (ae) and friends to support the efforts of MIT students to engage their skills for the benefit of resource poor communities external to MIT and thus enhance students overall academic experience.
Gifts of alumni/ae and friends to support the Black Students Union. Funds support services and programs that give a sense of community and help to aid in the welfare of black students on and off campus.
Gifts to establish an endowed undergraduate scholarship fund, with preference to support first generation college students.
Gifts from alumni/ae and friends to support large events that are put on collectively by the groups that represent the African Diaspora.
Gifts of alumni/ae and friends to support students attending the Interphase program or its successor in the Office of Minority Education.
To provide programs and services in support of Latino and Latina alumni, students, and prospective students of MIT.
Funds for programs and services that help to ensure a safe and supportive campus-wide community where lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, questioning individuals, and their allies are all welcomed as equals.
Gifts of alumni/ae and friends to support the Office of Engineering Outreach Programs (OEOP). OEOP's mission is to diversify the science and engineering community by serving students from underrepresented and underserved backgrounds and empowering these students to develop the skills and confidence needed to pursue careers in technical fields.
Gifts to the fund will help provide critical support for programs and activities relative to undergraduate under represented minority groups at MIT.
Established by the Black Alumni/ae of MIT (BAMIT) in 1986, the Fund is named in honor of Dr. Ronald E. McNair '77, the NASA astronaut and MIT alumnus who lost his life in the space shuttle Challenger explosion on January 28, 1986. Dr. McNair's commitment to professional excellence and community service are qualities that the Fund recognizes and rewards in black MIT undergraduates.