Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Department of Statistics at Columbia University fully supports the University’s mission to advance diversity by supporting individuals from different racial, cultural, economic, and ethnic backgrounds regardless of their sexual orientation or disability status. We believe diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to advancing excellence in education and research activities. 

We strive to develop a culture where every single member of the Department is supported for their work in a safe and welcoming environment. To this end and through the work of our departmental Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, we are committed to the following objectives: 

  • To create and promote a healthy and inclusive departmental climate and work culture
  • To actively pursue and create STEM  diversity and inclusion initiatives supported by the Department, the Provost, Columbia College, and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences to support the scholarship and research experiences of underrepresented individuals
  • To continuously monitor and review admission policies and requirements to identify obstacles that may affect historically underrepresented groups in our field 
  • To achieve a diverse faculty and student body in our programs

Current DEI Programs and Initiatives 

The Department of Statistics is grateful to our partners and sponsors for their support of our department’s DEI initiatives: