Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
At SIPA — the world’s leading school of global public policy — the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our mission: to support the global public interest by educating students to serve and to lead, and to produce and share new knowledge on the critical public policy challenges facing the global community.
These values are embedded in the work of our faculty, the curriculums of our programs, our public engagement, and our commitment to maintain a respectful, welcoming environment for our incredibly diverse students, faculty, and staff.
I invite all members of our community to move beyond their comfort zone and participate in the vibrant community that comprises SIPA. It is only by pushing beyond established boundaries that we grow.
— Michael A. Nutter; David N. Dinkins Professor of Professional Practice in Urban and Public Affairs and Co-Chair, SIPA DEICE Committee
Since its founding in 1946, SIPA has built an international reputation as a place that engages deeply with the world to fulfill its mission of policy research and education. This engagement includes diverse and innovative programming, research, and learning opportunities.
When it comes to matters of diversity and related issues, SIPA students, faculty, staff, and alumni enjoy access to many resources both within the School and as members of the broader Columbia University community.