Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC) plan

The mission of the Department of Computer Science & Engineering (CS&E) Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC) plan is to define, incentivize, track, and organize at the departmental level meaningful actions informed by data and best practices to address the longstanding underrepresentation of various populations in our department and across the computing field, including:

  • Women;
  • People across the spectrums of gender and sexual identities and expressions, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, nonbinary, queer, intersex, asexual, genderfluid, gender-neutral, and gender nonconforming;
  • African Americans;
  • Hispanics;
  • American Indians;
  • Alaska Natives;
  • Native Hawaiians;
  • Native Pacific Islanders;
  • Other Indigenous populations;
  • Local and recent immigrant populations;
  • People with both apparent and non-apparent disabilities;
  • First-generation students;
  • Students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds;
  • Students who are parents;
  • Others who might encounter barriers in our department and discipline based on their religious expression, age, marital status, origin (national or rural/urban), ethnicity, or veteran status.

View the full CS&E BPC plan