The WHOI Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (CDEI) was created in August, 2019, to aid the Institution in its efforts to recruit, retain, and mentor a diverse community of employees, students, and postdoctoral researchers, and to help WHOI foster a culture of inclusion. The CDI reports to WHOI's President and Director.
GLOW is dedicated to providing a welcoming environment for gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transexuals and transgendered individuals as well as their partners and allies here at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
WHOI’s Sustainability Task Force advocates sustainability initiatives within the WHOI community to facilitate and strengthen WHOI’s commitment to sustainable practices and resource conservation. Our goals are: to have sustainability practices be an integral part of WHOI’s research activities, education, and operations; and, to shape our culture, educate employees, and enhance WHOI’s reputation as a leader in sustainability and environmental stewardship.
Established in 1973, the Women's Committee at WHOI is an elected committee responsible for considering matters of special concern to women. Its primary charge is to be a forum for the ideas and concerns of women associated with WHOI.
In 2004 the leaders of six Woods Hole science institutions signed a memorandum committing their institutions to work together to attract and retain a more diverse workforce. That memorandum established the Woods Hole Scientific Community Diversity Initiative.
The WHOI Workplace Climate Committee (WCC) assesses workplace climate at WHOI and provides leadership on the development and implementation of efforts to continuously improve the workplace climate.