Broadening Participation

UW Computer Science & Engineering embraces the National Science Foundation's goals for Broadening Participation in Computing. "The Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC) program aims to significantly increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents receiving post secondary degrees in the computing disciplines, with an emphasis on students from communities with longstanding under representation in computing: women, persons with disabilities, and minorities."

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We also support and abide by the University of Washington's diversity statement:

The University of Washington reaffirms its policy of equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran in accordance with University policy and applicable federal and state statutes and regulations. The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the departmental application process contact the Computer Science & Engineering department directly at [206-543-1695] or the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at: 206.543.6450/V, 206.543.6452/TTY, 206.685.7264 (FAX), or e-mail at dsou.washington.edu.

To request disability accommodation in the application process contact the CSE department at 206-543-1695 or the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at: 206.543.6450/V, 206.543.6452/TTY, 206.685.7264 (FAX), or e-mail at dsou.washington.edu.

There are several programs within the department devoted to increasing diversity.

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Check out:

The CSE contingent at the 2013 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

The CSE contingent at the 2013 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing