Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The Center for Data Science (CDS) is committed to building a culture and environment that embraces inclusion, diversity, belonging, equity, and accessibility (IDBEA). Below is information on CDS groups with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee is composed of faculty and staff members serving as an advisory body and working to ensure these values are central to the CDS mission. The Committee meets regularly throughout the academic year to discuss, strategize, and implement plans to enhance organizational systems, policies, and programs through the framework of IDBEA.
We have several student groups to enhance the sense of community at CDS. Below we highlight two student groups, the Diversity Affinity Group and Women in Data Science (WiDS), with particular focuses on diversity.
Diversity Affinity Group
The goal of the Diversity Affinity Group is to create an environment where students from diverse backgrounds can come together and express themselves freely and safely.
Women in Data Science (WiDS)
Women in Data Science is a student group committed to fostering an environment at CDS that is inclusive and diverse. Its mission is to empower, inspire, and connect women in data science by creating a community for women in technology, particularly for CDS students at NYU. For more information or to get involved in the group, please email email@example.com.
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Student Group Leader Testimonials
Diversity Affinity Group Co-President
Meet Vanessa Xu, Co-President of the CDS Diversity Affinity Group and a second year master student at CDS.
“Our group strives to raise awareness about the importance of diversity and inclusion at CDS. This semester, we hosted an Unconscious Bias workshop in partnership with NYU OGI, which focused on addressing imposter syndrome in academia and the workplace… The CDS Diversity Affinity Group is committed to fostering a sense of belonging and empowering our members to thrive academically and professionally within an inclusive and welcoming CDS community.”
Women in Data Science (WiDS) Co-President
Meet Cecilia Wu, Co-President along with Vicky Lin of Women in Data Science (WiDS) and a second-year master’s student at CDS.
“Women in Data Science is committed to building a community at CDS that is both inclusive and diverse. Its mission is to empower, inspire and connect a cohort of women in data science, technology, and data ownership. Together, we can accomplish great things and support each other in our personal and professional growth at WiDS.”
There are currently no upcoming events but please stay tuned!
Recent Past Events
- Datathon DSC vs. WiDS
April 29-30, 2023
- WiDS: Fireside Chat with CDS Alumni
April 27, 2023, 6:30pm
- Diversity Affinity Group: Easter Egg Hunt
April 7, 2023, 3:00pm
- Diversity Affinity Group: Unconscious Bias Workshop
March 23, 2023, 3:30pm
NYU has a number of university-wide resources and initiatives that support diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Prayer and Meditation Space
As part of our continued efforts to cultivate a more inclusive environment, we designated a room to prayer and meditation, open to all CDS students, faculty, researchers, and staff.
International Student Resources
For resources and information on the ways NYU serves its international students, please visit the links shared below: