Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Columbia Engineering and the wider University are deeply committed to cultivating a global community of scholars and researchers devoted to academic excellence and the translation of ideas into broad impact.

If you have questions, feedback, suggestions, or want to get involved with diversity initiatives at Columbia Engineering, send us an email at [email protected].

Students and Prospective Students

We attract undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all backgrounds and support their educational goals through mentoring, advising, fellowships, and programming.

Discover programs, groups, and support for undergraduates and graduates.

Professional transitions to engineering and applied science.


Our faculty is composed of leaders and innovators in their field who are drawn to the advantages of a major research University in a populous, urban setting that affords unique opportunities for research and testing. We work with the Office of the Provost on initiatives to recruit and support faculty who reflect the diversity of New York City and the world.

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K-12 Outreach

Early exposure to science, technology, engineering, and math is a crucial factor in a student’s interesting in engineering and applied science as a career path. Our outreach programs connect underserved communities with world-class STEM resources.

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Research and Innovation

The interdisciplinary nature of research at Columbia Engineering fosters innovation from the classroom to the lab to the marketplace. Through collaboration across our sister schools, we are able to bring engineering and design thinking to social challenges.

Learn about mission-focused research and innovation.


We support a diverse work environment for our staff in cooperation with Columbia University’s Office of Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action.

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Our global alumni network is an active and engaged community that champions the Columbia Engineering vision and mission. Alumni generously support a diverse student and faculty body through programs, fellowships, scholarships, and more.

Find out more about alumni groups and events.

Disability Resources

We are committed to making Columbia accessible for all of our faculty, students, staff, and visitors. Over the past several years, we have led efforts to enable enhanced classroom access to address both mobility and hearing-impaired disabilities, as well as other accessibility issues.

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SEAS Diversity Equity & Inclusion Commission

The commission is charged to engage with all constituents in the School of Engineering and Applied Science to identify challenges and opportunities in DEI and devise strategies and an action plan for advancing the SEAS DEI mission in research, education and community impact.

Columbia University and Amazon Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Program

This eight-week program in New York City will allow undergraduate students an opportunity to engage in cutting edge research on campus at Columbia University and be mentored by faculty and STEM professionals representing multiple career paths from academia and industry.