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Welcome to the Office of Academic Affairs & Diversity at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO), committed to fostering a diverse, vibrant, and inclusive work environment at Lamont. Housed in the Lamont Directorate, this office was created in 2008 as a response to the recommendations of the National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE program, aimed at increasing the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women and minority scientists through institutional transformation. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are integral to our achievement of academic and scientific excellence, and this office has developed and implemented a wide range of initiatives impacting different groups across campus. Read about some of these initiatives here. We hope this website provides you with useful information about this office and the work that it does. Please feel free to contact us with any feedback. 

Sean Solomon, Director LDEO
Sean Solomon, Director LDEO
Sean Solomon, Director LDEO
Arthur Lerner-Lam, Deputy Director LDEO
Arthur Lerner-Lam, Deputy Director LDEO
Arthur Lerner-Lam, Deputy Director LDEO
Women in Science
Women in Science at Lamont

Join us on a voyage of discovery as we explore the fascinating, exciting, and important work done by Lamont's women scientists

Gender inequality scales
Title IX at Lamont and Columbia

Learn about Title IX, including Columbia's policies and procedures on gender misconduct, harassment, and discrimination.

STEM Diversity
Avoiding Implicit Bias

Explore research on STEM diversity, including how to avoid implicit bias when writing recommendation letters

Monell Lamont overhead view
Lamont Code of Conduct

The Lamont Code of Conduct outlines community standards at Lamont

Snow Lamont
Lamont Work Environment Survey

Lamont Campus Life and Work Environment Survey

Monell building Lamont Directorate
Search Committee Guidelines

Best practices, guidelines, and procedures for search committees

LGBTQ Awareness
LGBTQ+ Awareness

Learn about LGBTQ+ awareness at Lamont, and promoting a welcoming and inclusive environment for all

Multiracial hands
Race Talk Coffee Hour

This initiative explores race discussions in order to promote awareness and dialogue on race

Gender diversity
Gender & Diversity Coffee Hour

This initiative explores the subject of gender diversity and inclusion in order to promote awareness and discussion