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Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
100 Institute Road
Worcester, Massachusetts 01609-2280
(508) 831-5000
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School Information
"Worcester Polytechnic Institute was founded in 1865 to create and convey the latest science and engineering knowledge in ways that are most beneficial to society. Today, WPI holds firm to its founding mission to provide an education that balances theory with practice. The university’s curriculum features a flexible, rigorous program that is project-based and globally engaged, aimed at quality experience and a positive impact for the communities it partners with. WPI faculty members work with students on interdisciplinary research seeking solutions to important and socially relevant problems, both on campus and at more than 50 project centers throughout the Americas, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Europe." The university enrolls over 4,600 undegraduate students, employs over 500 full-time faculty, and offers over 50 degree programs. (Source: (Source:
General Information
Worcester Polytechnic Institute has taken steps to implemented critical race theory in its training. The university announced that it will be implementing mandatory anti-racism training. However, the university has not announced the form of the training or its scope. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
Disciplinary Measures
  • WPI launched the Bias Response Program (BRP) in order to provide an “equitable, inclusive, and anti-oppressive community.”
Symbolic Actions
  • WPI created the Sustainable Inclusive Excellence (SIE) Action Plan to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion and racial justice for marginalized communities.
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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