The mission of The CRWN is to inspire undergraduate women of color (WOC) to move confidently as visionaries, grounded in excellence, empathy, and support for one another.

Who We Serve

The CRWN is designed for undergraduate women of color which includes Black, Indigenous, Hispanic/Latinx, Asian, Pacific Islanders, and other minoritized ethnicities. Women includes transgender women, cisgender women, and non-binary women.

The CRWN serves sophomores (2nd year) students and above. Students may stay in the program until they graduate.

Applications are open!

Program Goals

  • To enhance and strengthen community amongst WOC at MIT.
  • To enhance and increase opportunities to pursue and participate in academic excellence and professional development opportunities at and beyond MIT.
  • To support positive racial/ethnic, cultural, gender identity, self-awareness, confidence, etc.
  • To assist WOC in effectively and efficiently navigating the MIT experience, e.g., through general advising and group mentoring opportunities.


Women listening to a speaker at a CRWN event
Two women holding artwork from a CRWN event
Group photo at a CRWN event
Faculty talking with students at a CRWN event
Woman presenting a poster
Woman speaking at the mic at a CRWN event