Building a Community for Everyone

In 2022, driven by the need for systemic change in the field of computer science, the Department of Computer Science at Boston University formulated a standing policy on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).

The Department of Computer Science at Boston University is committed to building a community where everyone belongs. We celebrate and foster diversity across many aspects of our community, including race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, socioeconomic class, disability, religion, citizenship status, and country of origin. We are committed to:

  • Integrating our DEI initiatives into our practices including:
    • Recruitment
    • Retention
    • Curriculum
    • Academic Programming
    • Professional Development
  • Fostering a more inclusive experience through consistent and transparent community engagement and feedback
  • Publicly tracking the success of our DEI initiatives with climate surveys and by posting key metrics on our website

Our efforts will be cultivated by a DEI Committee composed of students, faculty, and staff. The Department’s commitments and initiatives will evolve and be updated over time.

You can track how we are approaching each part of our mission statement on our DEI Initiatives webpage.

Committee Members


Land Acknowledgement

Boston University is located on the traditional homeland of the Massachusett and Pawtucket Peoples.


If you are looking for an avenue to report an incident, please use the Equal Opportunity Office’s Incident Report Form.

Looking for events related to DEI in tech? Check out the DEI Tech Collective Calendar!

The resources below have been and will continue to be compiled by our staff, faculty, and students. We have found these materials to be particularly helpful in educating ourselves, and hope they will benefit our community as we attempt to make change together. If you would like to recommend a resource to add to this page, please reach out to us at

Get Out The Vote

For citizens of the United States, one of the strongest means by which you can have your voice heard is through exercising your right to vote. If you have not already, take a moment to register yourself to vote.

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