Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Our Mission Statement
As members of the Department of Statistics, we are committed individually and collectively to fighting all forms of discrimination and injustice. This includes opposing systems and actions that perpetuate discrimination based on other attributes such as race, socioeconomic class, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, and religious belief.
Below are resources for students, staff and faculty relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Statistics Faculty Equity Advisors
The Faculty Equity Advisor acts as a liaison between the Department of Statistics and the campus and interprets and works to implement policies that relate to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Faculty Equity Advisor has the important role of ensuring that equity and inclusion are considered in all aspects of the department's mission including faculty searches, faculty advancement and retention, graduate student admission, graduate fellowship nominations, graduate retention, undergraduate opportunity and retention, and departmental climate.
All undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, faculty, and staff who have a question or want to discuss any issue related to departmental equity and inclusion are encouraged to contact the Department of Statistics’ Faculty Equity Advisor:
Shirshendu Ganguly (Equity Advisor for Faculty, Staff, and Non-Student Academic Titles)
Elizabeth Purdom (Equity Advisor for Students)
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
The Department's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (DEIC) membership includes the Faculty Equity Advisor, two graduate students, a representative from the department's administration, and the Department Chair and Department Manager (ex officio).
The charge of the DEIC is to review, update, and facilitate movement on all key goals outlined in the Department's DEI Action Plan, including conducting annual climate surveys, developing and implementing trainings, and serving on recruitment/admissions committees.
The DEIC welcomes feedback. Contact information for committee members is located on the right sidebar of this page.
Reporting Incidents of Intolerance or Harassment
Our community endeavors to be a place where everyone feels safe and included. Still, there are times when we find ourselves in need to report something we have experienced or observed. If you have experienced or observed an act of intolerance, harassment and/or violence at UC Berkeley, we encourage you to file a report.
Hate Crimes and Hate-Motivated Acts
You may file a report anonymously or by name on the UC Systemwide Intolerance Reporting Form. You may also choose to file a report with UCPD in 1 Sproul Hall, 510-642-6760 (non emergency) if you experience or observe a Hate Crime.
Visit UC Berkeley's incident reporting website for links to reporting incidents and to find more information about:
- What is a hate crime?
- What do I do if I become a target of, or witness, a hate crime or hate-motivated act?
- Will the University take action?
- On Campus Resources for Education, Advocacy, and Support
Discrimination, Sexual Violence, and Sexual Harassment
Visit UC Berkeley's Office for the Prevention of Harassment & Discrimination and Sexual Violence & Sexual Harassment webpages for a wide range of resources including hotlines for victims and survivors, links to report incidents, policy and training information, support services, and more.
- Student Resources
For a complete list of resources, please visit our Student Support page.
- ASUC Student Advocate Office (SAO)
- Student Legal Services
- Student Technology Equity Programs (STEP)
- Additional reporting, support services, and other information
- Center for Educational Equity and Excellence (CE3)
- Black Engineering and Science Student Association (BESSA)
- Graduate Data Science Organization
- Hispanic Engineers and Scientists (HES)
- Latinx Association of Graduate Students in Engineering and Science (LAGSES)
- Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (oSTEM)
- Faculty Resources
The Division of Equity & Inclusion has compiled a broader list of resources for faculty on:
- Supporting students from underserved and marginalized groups
- Creating inclusive classrooms
- Advancing equity and inclusion throughout the campus
- Staff Resources
Staff Diversity Initiatives (SDI) leads and partners with other units on campus to provide a variety of services and programs to the campus community.