INFORMS values and seeks diverse and inclusive participation within the membership and profession it represents. To achieve this goal, INFORMS is committed to providing an environment that encourages and supports equal opportunity, free expression, freedom from discrimination, harassment and retaliation, full participation in all activities and leadership, and collaboration among people of different backgrounds.


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INFORMS Minority Issues Forum discusses COVID-19 and Current Challenges for Minorities in Virtual Town Hall

The MIF conducted a virtual Town Hall discussion in June to deliberate current and future challenges faced by the MIF and INFORMS membership due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Town Hall provided an outlet to discuss ideas, answer questions and share resources.


If Intersectionality = Ø then Pride = Ø

June is Pride month, the annual celebration of the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally. It’s a great time to recognize your LGBTQ+ peers’ contribution, learn a little bit more about LGBTQ+ history, celebrate diversity, and consider how you can contribute to creating a more inclusive society.

Read more here.
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Statement and Resources in Support of Black Lives

By the INFORMS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee and the leadership of the Minority Issues Forum

Read the statement here.