SCS Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Our Values as a Community

At its foundation, the School of Computer Science is a collective and expansive community, committed to diversity, equity and inclusivity.

Our global community strives to be welcoming and inclusive, and to achieve excellence in the instruction, research and application of computer science. We work to ensure equal access for students, staff and faculty from diverse backgrounds.


To realize a vibrant SCS community, composed of individuals diverse in identities, experience, ideas, discipline, and research and teaching approach; and to create an environment where each individual can reach their full potential.


To create a climate in SCS that is diverse, inclusive and supportive of all stakeholders including students, staff, faculty, alumni and visitors. In alignment with that goal, we strive to:

  • Cultivate a transformational educational experience for students.
  • Create a collaborative environment that is open to the free exchange of ideas.
  • Maintain an academic environment that promotes confidence to work and study without fear of discrimination or sexual misconduct of any type.
  • Embrace diversity as a core value and foster a campus culture that reflects fundamental respect for different ways of living, working and learning.