Towards Hiring, Resources, Inclusion, Value and Excellence (THRIVE) at East Carolina University
Change Culture. Build Support. Remove Barriers.

In 2020, East Carolina University was awarded a nearly $1M grant (HRD- 2017210) from the National Science Foundation ADVANCE program that will reduce bias and improve gender equity.  Although the program targets women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), all members of the campus community benefit from the work.

THRIVE at East Carolina University addresses biases entrenched in faculty recruitment, hiring, and advancement. By implementing evidence-based strategies, THRIVE will change the institutional culture, build support systems, and change institutional structures to remove barriers and increase accountability. These efforts will empower all ECU women to reach their highest potential and thrive.

Thank you for taking the time to learn about THRIVE’s initiatives.

Funded by the National Science Foundation HRD-2017210. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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