Diversity and Inclusion


Welcome to the GSAS Office of Academic Diversity and Inclusion. At the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, diversity is an academic value, one that is a marker of institutional excellence as well as a benchmark of innovation for our research, programming, and student environment. If you have ideas for improving the work of the Office of Academic Diversity and Inclusion, wish to get involved in the upcoming events that the office is hosting, or are interested in learning more about the Graduate School’s efforts in the area of diversity, equity, and student inclusion, we strongly encourage you to reach out to us at gsas-diversity [at] columbia.edu.

To view the the Graduate School's full statement on diversity and inclusion, please click here.

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Professional Development Programs

The GSAS Office of Academic Diversity offers a variety of professional development programs and trainings to support both MA and PhD students in the Arts and Sciences.

OADI Research Collective

The OADI Research Collective is an interdisciplinary group of PhD students who are researching topics of particular interest to underrepresented groups.

Diversity Film Series

The GSAS Office of Academic Diversity and Inclusion hosts monthly film screenings at the Graduate Student Center.

Summer Research Program

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences hosts the eight- to ten-week Summer Research Program (SRP) for undergraduates with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Student Diversity Project Grant

This grant allows students to apply for funding to support events, projects, or programming that will enhance diversity and promote student inclusion efforts in GSAS.

Application Fee Waivers

The Graduate School will waive the application fee for US citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled in a US college or university who demonstrate financial need.

Provost Diversity Fellowship

GSAS is proud to participate in the Provost’s Diversity Fellowship initiative, established in 2012 to enhance the diversity of Columbia’s PhD programs.