Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
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.
The Barnard Bold Conference is an annual event intended to facilitate conversations between faculty, staff, and students. The Conference is designed to strengthen teaching and learning at Barnard College by focusing on pedagogical themes and topics that are timely and important to the College community.
This grant fund is given for initiatives by students, faculty, and staff that will help foster inclusion, belonging, and equity in the Barnard community.
The "Studying the Now '' series includes interdisciplinary panel webinars from experts in our community that help our community unpack in current issues immediately. Example topics include the war in Ukraine, antisemitism and anti-Blackness, affirmative action and reproductive justice.
Initiatives for Employees
Identity-based affinity groups for all employees-- faculty, union, and staff-- to come together, share resources, and build community.
Resources for our diverse faculty to further their careers provided by the Office of the Provost.
A fund for instructors given to enable the design of courses and projects that address antiracism and structures of power, with an expectation of interdisciplinarity.
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
47% domestic students of color
13% international students from 58 countries
15.5% first-generation college students
26% identify as people of color
65.6% identify as female
Our office works with the DEI Cabinet, a small group of senior campus leaders that advise the College President.
Barnard Stories: Diversity & Inclusion
Experience a year at Barnard through the College’s most cherished traditions.
Recent acquisitions from outside the College community reveal a burgeoning reputation for feminist research at the campus, thanks to the skillful approach of Barnard’s archivists.
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 Athena Center for Leadership provides training and resources for all Barnard students to become active, effective changemakers in their communities.
CEI fosters an ecosystem of civic and community engagement for the college, community leaders, and stakeholders across Harlem and the city.
CEP strengthens Barnard’s deep academic engagement and support for student and community wellbeing with workshops, institutes, and communities of practice.
The Nondiscrimination and Title IX Office endeavors to work collaboratively across campus to further the goal that faculty, staff, and students be able to work and study in a campus community free from discrimination and harassment.
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.