DEI Mission Statement and Resources


The Office of Equity and Inclusion is proud to partner with various Head-Royce groups – including the CommunityEd Speaker's Series, the Parents' Association, and the Nia Speaker of Color Series – to bring outstanding thinkers and activists to our community.

Past E&I Partnership Events Include:

Kwame Alexander
February 2021

Angie Thomas
February 2020

Kevin Nichols Black and White Headshot

Kevin Nichols
February 2019

Glenn Singleton Black and White Headshot

Glenn Singleton
February 2018

Roberta Flack Black and White Headshot

Roberta Flack
February 2015

Speaker of Color Series

The annual Nia Speaker of Color Series takes place during the month of February in celebration of Black History Month. This highly anticipated, far reaching event allows HRS to partner with the community by bringing in influential speaker(s) to touch on relevant issues impacting students of color and the community at large. 

Join Us at Our Next Event

A Conversation about Education, Parenting and Race

with the authors of The Black Family's Guide to College Admissions Shereem Herndon-Brown and Timothy L. Fields 

February 8, 2023

Click Here for Details 

Family Affinity Groups

Affinity groups create a space for people with common interests, backgrounds and shared identities (such as race, gender, religion, etc.) to come together for support and community. Head-Royce Affinity Groups are led by current parents and reflect the current community.

Our 2022-23 Affinity Groups are: 

  • African American Family Network
  • Asian Parents Network
  • Gender and Sexuality Diversity Network
  • Latino Families Network
  • Learning Differences Network
  • White Anti-Racist Family Network

Student Affinity Groups

For students seeking an affinity group, there are many on campus to join. There are nine Upper School groups and several middle school groups. These change from year to year, reflecting the needs of our current community.

Our 2022-23 Upper School Affinity Groups are: 

  • Black Student Union (BSU)
  • Muslim Middle-Eastern, North African, Southwest Asian Group (MMENA)
  • Multi-Racial Affinity Group
  • Latinos Unidos
  • White Anti-Racist Group (WAG) 
  • Gender Sexuality Diversity (GSD)
  • Neurodiversity Club
  • Jewish Affinity Group
  • Pan-Asian Student Alliance (PASA)
  • Desi Originated Student Association (DOSA)

Our 2022-23 Middle School Affinity Groups are: 

  • Students of Color Alliance
  • Gender Sexuality Alliance

Professional Development

All Head-Royce Professional Community members participate in Professional Development opportunities throughout the year. Here is a small sampling of our recent work:

  • Cohort of 22 adults and 6 students attend the 2022 NAIS People of Color Conference and the Student Diversity Leadership Conference
  • Presence at Equity is Excellence Conference, Summer 2019
  • 2019 Faculty Book: Culturally Responsive Teaching 
  • Full Professional Community training with diversity expert Elizabeth Denevi on creating inclusive learning spaces
  • Full Professional Community workshop with E&I trainer Rosetta Lee on "Beyond the Why and Into the How: Practical Steps Toward Inclusive Classrooms"
  • Administrative leadership workshops with Elena Aguilar on effective and equitable leadership
  • National Equity Project racial affinity groups for faculty and staff throughout the year
  • Cohort of 26 adults and students at the 2019 NAIS People of Color Conference