Inclusion in the Grimmgroup, WPI, and Beyond

The Grimmgroup is dedicated to the health, wellness, and success of all members of the WPI community. This includes everything from managing the stressors of research and education with those of everyday life, finding acceptance + support both in others and in ourselves, and accepting and supporting others as well.

 

Many resources for mental health and wellness exist at WPI.  Below are a few links.  It’s okay to ask for help, and don’t hesitate to approach Grimm with questions or to chat.

Resources for those identifying as LGBTQIAP+ at WPI, in Worcecster and Beyond:

  • WPI’s official LGBTQIAP+ page maintains updated lists of resources for all members of the WPI community.
  • WPI Alliance provides a necessary voice and community for the students at WPI of all orientations and gender identities.
  • OASIS Multicultural Center at OASIS House provides a centralized location for WPI students to meet and study in a warm, relaxing environment, thereby giving students a place to build a community.  OASIS House at 20 Schussler Road is an officially designated Safe Space at WPI.
  • Out to Innovate™ — formerly the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP) — empowers LGBTQ+ individuals in STEM by providing education, advocacy, professional development, networking, and peer support and educates all communities regarding scientific, technological, and medical concerns of LGBTQ+ people.

Resources for those identifying as underrepresented minoritiesPeople of Color or those looking to be stronger allies:

  • The WPI Black Student Union maintains a Facebook group
  • Academics for Black Survival and Wellness is a personal and professional development initiative for Non-Black academics to honor the toll of racial trauma on Black people, resist anti-Blackness and white supremacy, and facilitate accountability and collective action. A4BL also is a space for healing and wellness for Black people.