Inclusion & Diversity Overview & Mission Statement

The Committee on Inclusion and Diversity in the Department of Music at Columbia University was founded in August 2020 and includes faculty and student members. Its primary goal is to establish a safe and inclusive environment for individuals of all races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, physical or cognitive abilities, cultural practices, and socioeconomic backgrounds, including students, staff, and faculty. As the committee's mandate continues to evolve, it remains committed to adapting its efforts to combat all forms of inequity and exclusion at every departmental level.  It is a standing advisory committee that also involves advocacy. The committee encourages input and requests from all members of the Music Department community and beyond. Every member of the department is welcome to contact any member of the committee. The entire committee can be reached at [email protected].