President's Diversity Council
Belonging is the essential foundation for happiness, creativity, and productivity. With this foundation, individuals and communities can reach their full potential; without it, they cannot. Caltech commits itself to equity, inclusion, and diversity and recognizes that these are the pillars upon which belonging is experienced, built, and sustained.
- Cindy Weinstein, Chief Diversity Officer
In 2007, Caltech's president established the President's Diversity Council in response to the recommendations of the Committee on the Student Experience and Student Affairs. At that time, the membership of the President's Diversity Council included broad representation from the campus community, including members of the Provost's Office, the Student Affairs organization, faculty, staff, and students. The efforts of the Council led, among other things, to an increase in the number of Hispanic students, greater support for LBGTQ+ students, a revision of the Freshman Summer Research Institute curriculum, and greater coordination of Caltech's K-12 outreach programs.