Support Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging, and Justice at the School of Information!
Diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and Justice (DEIBJ) are core principles interlaced in all aspects of the School of Information’s teaching, learning, and research. While we've made great strides in improving gender equity and creating a welcoming climate, there is still much work to be done to foster a more diverse student body including graduate students from groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education. Because we are educating the technologists and tech policy-makers of tomorrow, it is critical that we recruit the best and brightest students that are also the most reflective of a society in which technology is nearly ubiquitous.
Fellowships help the I School attract talented and deserving students and fuel a dynamic community that is fundamental to innovative teaching and research. The I School Opportunity Fellowship Fund provides fellowship support to students who have overcome significant challenges; shown leadership in the fields of diversity, equity, and inclusion; or whose research addresses social inequality and/or social impact.
We are grateful to all of you who contributed on Giving Tuesday last November. Your support of the I School’s Opportunity Fellowship fund is helping us shape a more just and equitable information technology landscape now and in the future. We respectfully invite everyone who didn't participate last time, to consider making a gift before this campaign ends, on December 31st and help us increase the impact of this vital initiative.
Questions? Contact Tia Foss, Director of Philanthropy, UC Berkeley School of Information