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SCS DEI Update

Aug. 19, 2021

We welcome all new incoming students, staff and faculty as we get ready for the new academic year!

Our Values as a Community

  • Our mission is to cultivate a transformational educational experience for students.
  • In alignment with that goal, we strive to create a collaborative environment that is open to the free exchange of ideas.
  • We maintain an academic environment that promotes confidence to work and study without fear of discrimination or sexual misconduct of any type.
  • We embrace diversity as a core value and we have a campus culture that reflects fundamental respect for different ways of living, working and learning.


  • The SCS DEI team is revamping Bias Busters in a few key ways for this academic year. We are creating a set of self-paced videos to supplement the workshop sessions. We are also expanding the program to focus more on empirically supported individual/community strategies to address bias, inequity and injustice. In addition to the self-paced videos, which we hope to release in October, we will also hold the following online training sessions for members of the SCS community. To register, please complete this Google form.
    • Monday, October 4, 3–4:30 p.m.
      (Open to all SCS students, staff and faculty)
    • Friday, October 8, 3–4:30 p.m.
      (Open to SCS students only)
    • Monday, November 1, 3–4:30 p.m.
      (Open to all SCS students, staff and faculty)
    • Friday, November 5, 3–4:30 p.m.
      (Open to all SCS staff only)
    • Monday, November 29, 3–4:30 p.m.
      (Open to all SCS students, staff and faculty)
    • Friday, December 3, 3–4:30 p.m.
      (Open to all SCS faculty only)
  • OurCS, a three-day conference to increase representation of women in computer science research at CMU, will be held in October 2022. Stay tuned for more details.
  • Women@SCS and SCS4All will have regular meetings in the fall, on alternate Mondays from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in GHC 4405, starting the first week of classes.
  • Plans are underway to form an SCS4Accessibility student group! Please email the DEI office if you are interested in getting involved.

Thank you,

The DEI Team