The College of Computing, Data Science, and Society (CDSS) is making data science and computing inviting, engaging, and respectful for people of diverse identities, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and justice are essential to education and to serving society as a whole.

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Computing and data science raise fundamental issues of justice and participation. As scientists and analysts, and as those benefiting from and affected by the products and uses of data, work in this field is deeply engaged with, and has profound implications for, the wellbeing of human beings and our world. In everything the college does, we are shaping this new field to be equitable and inclusive.

In education, CDSS strives to create inclusive curricula, collaborate with a diverse group of faculty and students, create a welcoming community that expands opportunity from all areas of campus, and create a pipeline of programs (such as Data Scholars and Berkeley Unboxing Data Science) to introduce K-12 students to data science. In research and service, the college seeks to work with partners and serve populations that may have been left out of data science in the past. We aim to reach the widest possible set of stakeholders. It is our belief that in engaging broadly, the College of Computing, Data Science, and Society can do justice to the full diversity of the Berkeley campus and our larger society, and have a positive impact on the world.

College Contact

Colette Patt, Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging, and Justice, College of Computing, Data Science, and Society

Faculty Equity Advisors

Faculty Equity Advisors at Berkeley help ensure that diversity and equity are considered in all aspects of the academic mission. Faculty Equity Advisors are appointed by the department chair or dean. As well as working within their own departments, they participate in a campus-wide network to share strategies and collaborate on addressing common challenges.

CDSS Faculty Equity Advisors:

Department Programs for Students

Learn more about programs offered by CDSS departments that aim to foster diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and justice:

Undergraduate Student Advisory Committee

Members of the Undergraduate Student Advisory Committee offer their recommendations and feedback on emerging issues and help CDSS be attentive and responsive to student needs, priorities, and concerns. The committee considers issues such as advising, instruction, communication, and other topics students have unique insights and interest in.