THRIVE – Towards Hiring, Resources, Inclusion, Value and Excellence @ECU, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE Adaptation program for just under $1 million. This three-year project is dedicated to removing barriers to the inclusion of all women faculty in STEM, their advancement through rank and into leadership roles on our campus. The activities and outcomes of THRIVE are designed to support all faculty. The objectives of THRIVE are three-fold:

  1. Build a campus-wide culture of inclusion through multicultural competence professional development for faculty and leaders;
  2. Create support systems for all women in STEM units including a network of support for those marginalized by race, ethnicity, LGBTQ+ and other minoritized statuses; and
  3. Implement structural change with a set of accountability practices and incentives for faculty, department chairs, and deans.