We encourage you to read the National Association of Episcopal Schools’ “Statement on Inclusion and Episcopal Identity.”
Through deep listening and learning in different contexts and spaces, St. Paul’s School works to respect the dignity of every human being and to enhance community life by actively responding to the needs of a wonderfully diverse mix of students, faculty, staff, alumni/ae, and families.
Under the leadership of Bethany Dickerson Wynder, director of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, the School continues its commitment to integrate DEIJ work into community life through the development of new programs and structures that deepen existing partnerships and collaborations among students, faculty, staff, and SPS alumni of color. The director provides a central hub to support the Faculty DEIJ Council, the Student DEIJ Council, the emerging Interfaith Council, and with members of the Office of Advancement in developing an outreach plan for alumni/alumnae of color.
Faculty DEIJ Council
The Council’s work centers on identifying sustainable initiatives within the SPS community that support DEIJ as a defining ethos for life and work at the School. The Council partners with various groups on the grounds to enhance practices, policies, and procedures that foster inclusivity and a sense of belonging for every member of the community.
Student DEIJ Council
In September 2020, the School created the Student DEIJ Council, a student-led group whose purpose is to focus on issues pertaining to identity at SPS and serve as an advisory board to the Rector and the School’s administration. The Council is a vital voice on DEIJ initiatives and planning and works to increase student input and partner with the Faculty DEIJ Council.
Student Affinity and Alliance Groups
St. Paul’s School has 14 student affinity and alliance groups that are run by students, with support from faculty advisers. These groups provide safe spaces for students with shared identities or commitments to a cause to connect with each other and help foster greater dialogue and awareness throughout the SPS community.
View current list of student groups »