Policies and Resources

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


The University is proud to introduce the Chosen Name, Pronoun, and Gender Identity policies. During the past year, the MCHPS DEI team collaborated with representatives from several MCPHS schools and departments to develop these policies. We anticipate that these policies, coupled with faculty and staff and student workshops and associated materials, will stimulate thoughtful discussions and conversations, moving us towards greater social justice.

These policies and resources are intended to help advance knowledge and understanding on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as inspire positive and equitable social change. We hope these resources will encourage reflection and dialogue to bring us closer to social justice. This list is not comprehensive and will continue to grow and change. If you have other resources you’d like to share please email us at deiteam@mcphs.edu.

Chosen Names Policy

This policy provides faculty, staff, and students the option to use a chosen name that is other than their legal name to identify themselves in internal documents, communications, University information systems and web portals.

Read the Chosen Names Policy.
Read the Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Chosen Names Policy.

Gender Identity Policy

This policy makes explicit the University’s commitment to non-discriminatory programs, activities, and facilities and promotes a respectful community free from discrimination based on gender identity or expression.

Read the Gender Identity Policy.
Read the Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Gender Identity Policy.

Pronoun Policy

This policy provides students and employees the option to indicate their pronouns in the University’s information systems. 

Read the Pronoun Policy.
Read the Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Pronoun Policy.

Inclusive Policies Workshops

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Articles and Books

  • Diversity and Inclusion Efforts That Really Work, David Peducalla, Harvard Business Review, May 12, 2020
  • Belonging: The Key to Transforming and Maintaining Diversity, Inclusion and Equality at Work, Kathryn Jacob, Sue Unerman, and Mark Edwards, Bloomsbury Business, 2020
  • Blindspot, Mahzarin R. Banaji, Anthony G. Greenwald, Delacorte Press, 2013
  • Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man, Emmanuel Acho, Flatiron Books, 2020
  • White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, Robin DiAngelo, Beacon Press, 2018
  • Emotional Intelligence 2.0, Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves, TalentSmart, 2009

MCPHS Library Research Guides