Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

In the Department of Chemistry at Columbia, we welcome scholars from all backgrounds and value the range of perspectives brought about through diversity, including race, ethnicity, culture, socioeconomic background, gender, sexual orientation, disability, life experience, and veteran status, among others. We are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive educational and research environment and we are working to provide equitable access to graduate education through the Columbia Bridge to the PhD Program in STEM and the ACS Bridge Program.

Started in 2019, the department’s Committee for Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity works to address department climate, enact best practices in admissions and hiring, and organize workshops and seminars on diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM. Prospective and current students and researchers are welcome to contact the co-chairs of the Committee: Angelo Cacciuto ([email protected]) and Luis Campos  ([email protected]).

Learn more about Columbia Chemistry Outreach and our Student Organizations, including Women in Science at Columbia, the Initiative for Diversity in Engineering and Science (IDEaS), and the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) at Columbia.