Diversity and Inclusion

As a department, we have made it our mission to create and sustain a diverse and inclusive environment in which all students, faculty, and staff can thrive.

The Broadening Participation in Computing BPC 2022-2024 Department Plan has been verified by BPCnet.org.

The CS Diversity & Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) Phase II Draft is now available!

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How To Get Involved

CS Diversity Committee Diversity & Inclusion Action Plan Phase II Draft is now available for member of the Brown CS community to review. Please click this link to read the DIAP Phase II Draft. Please click this link to share anonymous feedback about the draft. 

CS Diversity Committee Monthly Meeting Summaries are now available for Brown University community members on the Action Plan & Initiatives page.

CS DIAP Phase II Town Hall: Our semesterly Town Hall was held on Tuesday October 25 at 4P-5P in CIT 368 / 3rd Floor Atrium

2023-2024 Student Advocates for Diversity & Inclusion, and Health & Wellness: Applications for 2023-2024 Student Advocates positions are now open. To apply complete the Health & Wellness form or the Diversity & Inclusion form..

CS Diversity Conferences:  The CS Department offers student scholarships to attend the Grace Hopper and Richard Tapia conferences. Student scholarship applications for fall 2023 conference attendance will open in spring 2023. Please check back fot the application form. If you would like to request funding to attend a different diveristy, equity and inclusion related CS conference, please email laura_dobler@brown.edu

Socially Responsible Computing: The SRC program strives to reimagine CS education to not only familiarize future engineers with the ethical, and political challenges and social impacts of modern digital technology, but to provide them with the tools to reason critically about those challenges. Students can apply to become Socially Resoponsible TAs (STAs) and/or join the ARG reading group. You can learn more about this program here

Visiting Undergraduate Research: We offer two immersive research opportunities for visiting udnergraduate sudenfts interested in artificial intelligence reseach: exploreCSR (spring 2023) and REU Site (summer 2023). 
exploreCSR 2023 Socially Responsible AI for Computational Creativity: January 2023 - May 2023 (~ 5 hours per week), virtual program, compensation $300 + travel stipend to attend the Undergraduate Research Symposium in May. 
REU Site 2023 AI for Computational Creativity: June 2023 - August 2023 (7 weeks, 40 hours per week), in-person, compensation ~$6,000 + housing and travel stipend.


If You Need Help

Our Email:
Diversity & Inclusion Student Advocates: diversity.advocates@lists.cs.brown.edu 
Health & Wellness Student Advocateswellness.advocates@lists.cs.brown.edu
Diversity Committee: diversity@lists.cs.brown.edu

Have questions/concerns about mental/physical health, accessibility, disability rights, and/or diversity, equity & inclusion within the department? Open/Office Hours provide students with 1:1 peer mentorship, problem-solving, advocacy, and guidance on student resources and centers available to them on campus.

Undergraduate Health & Wellness Student Advocate Office Hours: Fall 2022, in-person hours are available throughout the week, please feel free to just stop by. Link to Google Calendar hours schedule. 

Undergraduate Diversity Student Advocates Office Hours: Fall 2022, hours are by appointment; please email diversity.advocates@lists.cs.brown.edu or complete the contact form below to schedule.


Diversity Events

Thursday October 25, 4P-5P: CS DIAP II Town Hall. CIT 368 and Zoom.

For a list of Brown Computer Science Department events visit the CS Events Calendar

For a full list of Women in Computer Science (WiCS) events visit the WiCS Calendar.

For a full list of Mosaic+ events visit the Mosaic+ Calendar.

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