Equity At TMI

Since 1893, TMI Episcopal has sought to serve its students by helping them develop their full potential under the wide umbrella offered by the Episcopal Church and its long-term commitment to racial healing, reconciliation, and justice. At different times in history, this has meant that TMI Episcopal has had to refocus its efforts to provide students with a relevant education. 

As we renew our commitment to equity, we want to ensure that the education our students experience at TMI Episcopal is purposeful and anchored in the current contexts of the values that have long guided us as a school. Our emphasis on equity is based on the belief that imbalances in power need to be corrected in order for diversity and inclusivity to become norms. 
Moving forward, we challenge ourselves to do transformative work on personal and institutional levels. We seek to:
  • practice equity with self-knowledge and awareness of the normative culture that we create together.
  • help students embrace differing perspectives and build positive relationships across our campus.
  • build structures, programs, and curriculum to foster belonging for every member of the community.
  • provide opportunities for students and faculty to learn about issues of difference and oppression.
  • ensure that opportunity is equitable from admission to graduation, regardless of circumstances.
  • assess our work regularly, using success and failure as feedback for next steps.

News & Announcements

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  • 11/13/20 – Diversity Conference

    For the first time, six TMI Episcopal students will be attending (virtually) the NAIS Student Diversity Leadership Conference this year that will be held December 1-4, 2020.
  • 10/16/20 – TMI's Commitment to Equity

    With the first quarter of the school year behind us, we wanted to share news about several significant steps we have taken in renewing our commitment to equity at TMI Episcopal. During the 2020 faculty in-service, the Equity Task Force also shared some tools intended to help teachers know how to better support all students in their experiences at TMI. Since then, we have engaged students, faculty, alumni, and parents in conversations about equity, diversity, and inclusion as a starting point to assess the state of equity at TMI.

    As a part of our institutional work, students recently formed their own Student Equity Committee. This will be an initiative for students that is led by students. In addition to this, the Wellness and Student Support team and the Deans of Students continue to grow their capacity to support, advise, and advocate for students. Together, we hope to be a part of TMI Episcopal efforts to provide our students with an exceptional and relevant education.
 

Community Resources

Equity Task Force

What is equity?

At a basic level, equity can be defined as fairness in the way people are treated. Understood more deeply, equity is the foundation of equality, justice, and the possibility of reaching our individual human potential. The diversity inherent within any population, based on circumstance, need, and identity, requires that equity be a conscious focus as we work to build a community of belonging for all people.

Multimedia

Books

Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People by Anthony Greenwald and Mahzarin Banaji

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation by Derald Wing Sue

White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

White Picket Fences: Turning toward Love in a World Divided by Amy Julia Becker
MISSION: TMI provides an exceptional education with values based on the teachings of Jesus Christ that challenge motivated students to develop their full potential in service and leadership.
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