This year, the Institute is running a campaign on "Respect" in collaboration with the Gender, Diversity and Inclusion Initiative.

The Institute is a global community of students, researchers, teachers and administrative staff representing over 100 nationalities. This community collaborates and builds on each other's uniqueness and differences to achieve the Institute's mission.


Campaign Goal

The objective of this campaign is to foster an environment of tolerance, inclusion and understanding among the members of our community, as each of us has a responsibility to contribute to maintaining a safe and healthy learning, working and studying environment. Our daily actions, even the smallest, can make a difference and have an impact on those around us. The combined effect of our actions can be enormous.

Our “Respect” campaign is a general campaign focusing on different themes throughout the academic year, such as Diversity Month (November), Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April) and Pride Month (June).



Being respectful. What does that mean? 

The Institute invited all community members to participate in a joint reflection on the definition of respect and how to respect each other. This campaign took place between 12 October and 27 November 2022.

Following the responses received, a select committee composed of the President of the Graduate Institute Student Association (GISA), the President of the Staff Committee (COPAT) and members of the Gender, Diversity and Inclusion Initiative chose five words out of all the proposed words that best represent the values that the Institute wishes to reinforce within its community: inclusion, consideration, tolerance, empathy and kindness.

A poster campaign highlighting these five words can be found around campus during this academic year. 

Five stickers, in English and French, with one of the five words are also available to everyone. You may find them at either the reception desk in petal 1, the Library’s reception desk or the reception desks at the two student residences, during their opening hours. You can choose one or several stickers with the word or words that resonate most with you and stick them on your personal items.

Let us cultivate together an environment of inclusion, consideration, tolerance, empathy and kindness. Let's be better together!