Goals of Equity
We want to create a safe environment where students of diverse backgrounds are able to have fun and learn through debate. Debate has historically been, and in many ways continues to be, a space that excludes certain groups of people based on race, gender, sexuality, disability, income and other identities one may hold. As a team, we want to ensure that debate is not only accessible to everyone but that it is also safe and enjoyable. We want to cultivate a team culture where people are able to understand and respect others despite differences in identities, backgrounds and culture.
While we seek to ensure that everyone feels comfortable, we understand that this goal cannot always be reached. If you or anyone you know does experience any equity violations or simply possess any equity concerns, we are here to help. You are encouraged to reach out to any of the Equity Officers listed below (by email or Facebook messenger). Regardless of whether it’s an incident at a tournament, at a novice session or even a social gathering, equity officers are here as resources to help. We are primarily here to listen to you, support you and maintain your confidentiality so please don’t hesitate to reach out. If you would prefer to remain anonymous, we also have an anonymous complaint form that you can fill out.
Rachel Thompson '24
Hi! I’m a junior from California concentrating in Neuroscience. I love coffee, reading, watching crime shows, and walking around Providence. Always feel free to reach out if you need someone to talk to!
Renny Jiang ‘24
Hey! I’m a sophomore from LA concentrating in Gender and Philosophy. Please reach out if you ever need anything, but especially if you want to know about my extensive stuffed animal collection (including Froggy, who is not a frog, and Ducky, who is not a duck).