Adult Affinity Groups/Alliance Groups
Upper School, Middle School, and Lower School Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Family Committees
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Family Committees are volunteer groups designed to help create and foster programming for parents and guardians regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion education. These groups meet once a month and are focused on coordinating events, speakers, workshops, book groups.
National SEED Project
As part of the National SEED Project
, the Shipley Caregiver Cohort meets monthly to dive deeper into topics regarding identity and social justice. This parent and guardian designed group also connects with other National SEED Project groups in the local Philadelphia area.
Black Family Network
The Black Family Network (BFN) is a parent and guardian affinity group for parents of Black students at Shipley. The group is composed of parents and guardians in all divisions and meets monthly to support Black families within the school.
Colleagues of Color Affinity Group
The Colleagues of Color Affinity Group is composed of BIPOC teaching faculty and operational colleagues. The group meets monthly to support and network within the school and also with other local independent schools.
Black Alumni Association (BAA)
Comprised of Black Shipley Alumni, the BAA strives to support Black Shipley students and alumni, increase Black alumni representation and engagement in Shipley activities, cultivate connections between current Black students and alumni, and create professional and social networking opportunities. The group is united to make Shipley a safer, more understanding, and more embracing place for current and future empowered Black students at the School in order to achieve the mission of diversity and inclusion.
Board of Trustees Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force
The Board of Trustees Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force serves as the primary provider of forward-looking DEI policy and strategy, and mechanisms for administrative accountability.
Student Groups & Conferences
Upper School Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
As part of the Upper School Student Government, the Upper School Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee leads the student body in DEI issues and topics. This group helps to provide educational opportunities for students via assemblies and other programming for the Upper School; serves as a sounding board for the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; and helps to plan events on campus, including Impact Week. This group meets bi-monthly and is open to all students in every grade level in the Upper School.
Black Student Union (BSU)
The Black Student Union (BSU) is an affinity group designed to promote social justice, facilitate historical and cultural enrichment, create a platform for racial discussions, and build a strong bond between Black students in the community. The BSU helps to lead events, programming, and mentorship for younger students. The group meets bi-monthly.
Upper School SPECTRUM
The Upper School SPECTRUM group is an LGTBQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) ally group that focuses on supporting and educating students in the Upper School regarding diversity and inclusion. The group helps to promote awareness and provide programming including, but not limited to, National Day of Silence, National Coming Out Day, and Pride Month.
Middle School SPECTRUM
Middle School SPECTRUM Club works to learn about LGBTQ+ identities, educate others about issues impacting the LGBTQ+ community, and create a culture at the Middle School that is inclusive of all LGBTQ+ students and adults.
Middle School Race and Identity Club
Middle School Race and Identity Club works to increase our racial literacy, examine our own racial and ethnic identities, and create a culture at the Middle School that is anti-racist and celebrates all cultures.
Lower School Diversity DEI Group
Conferences Students Have Attended
We believe it is important that students in all divisions have the opportunity to attend both regional and national conferences regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion. Students have attended: