We, in the Department of Computer Science at Dartmouth, believe that diversity at all levels -- intended in a very broad sense, including but not limited to race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, beliefs, interests, experiences, social, economic background -- is integral for positive learning experience, greater scientific discovery, and broader impacts in society. Thus, we are fully committed to increasing diversity in CS and to providing a welcoming, respectful, and inclusive environment where all people, regardless of their background, role and perspective, can succeed.
This commitment is supported by concrete actions including:
- training the CS community in a variety of topics, including implicit bias and mental health, that contribute to creating a more diverse and inclusive environment in the department;
- participating in the First-Year Summer Enrichment Program, which offers first-generation students resources to thrive;
- mentoring students through research programs such as the CS Lovelace Research Program, the E.E. Just program, and the Women in Science Project;
- supporting Dartmouth Women in Computer Science undergraduate students organization;
- increasing the diversity of faculty candidates with the support of the Dartmouth IDE office.