Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Our Work

The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion supports and coordinates Barnard's many resources and initiatives related to the diversity of our community. Our office creates on-campus change as guided by the DEI Cabinet and the Council on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and manages affiliated Barnard diversity programs, like Community Engagement and Inclusion and the Center for Engaged Pedagogy.

Looking for identity-based resources on campus? Visit the Diversity Resource Hub.

Office of DEI Staff

Cultivating Barnard’s diverse community is a responsibility shared by all — our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and leadership. The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion supports and coordinates Barnard's many resources and initiatives.

Institutional Commitments

The college has made a broad range of institutional commitments to diversity and equity for several generations. Keeping track of how Barnard progresses on these commitments matters. Barnard seeks to steward and track changes we make and ensure the community is regularly informed about how we are progressing toward the goals that we set.

Our Community, 2022-2023

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Student Body

47% domestic students of color

13% international students from 58 countries

15.5% first-generation college students

Tamara Walker smiling at desk in black top

Faculty

26% identify as people of color

65.6% identify as female

 

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Staff

52.6% identify as people of color

63.8% identify as female

All demographics from Barnard's Office of Institutional Effectiveness

 

DEI Cabinet

Our office works with the DEI Cabinet, a small group of senior campus leaders that advise the College President.

Council on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Created by President’s Task Force on Diversity in April 2017, the Council on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion promotes and coordinates campus-wide participation in the College’s diversity and inclusion efforts and advises Barnard’s senior leadership on ongoing and new initiatives that create a more diverse and inclusive campus community.

The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is located at Milbank 115.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Monday through Friday.

Email us at dei@ktx11.com

Barnard College and Columbia University are located in Lenapehoking, the traditional territory of the Lenape people and a place of longstanding importance to Native peoples from the region and around the world. We give honor to the Indigenous people of this place—past, present and future—and recognize their displacement, dispossession, and continued presence.