Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Our approaches to Diversity and Inclusion are ever-changing to suit the needs of our community. Take a look at our initiatives so far.
CODE sees diversity and inclusion as an opportunity in terms of attitude and policy, and we cultivate a culture of participation for everyone and their specific skills and characteristics.
For this reason, respect, recognition and empowerment of all members of the university has the highest priority—regardless of gender, abilities, cultural or ethnic background, religion or belief, age, sexual identity or preference, or other reasons that may lead to discrimination and/or exclusion.
Studying at CODE has been a great experience. When I needed help, my male peers were encouraging and helpful, but not from a patronizing standpoint, but like peer-to-peer. Working in a diverse team is so important: the work is better, and it’s more fun.Lotta Melcher
We are a community full of a variety of perspectives and concerns. Here’s a few of the ways we give space to those various voices:
23% percent of the CODE student body and 49% of the team identify as female. We started holding meetings for women back in our first year of studies to be sure women could see each other, hear each others’ stories and support one another through:
CODE’s queer community is more visible than ever before, and one of the best ways to tackle that is to celebrate who we are! Part of this initiative is our Pride Week during June, planned by team members and students. Other steps we’re taking:
We are working with Factory, our campus host, to make our campus more accessible for members of our community with physical disabilities, whether visible or not. We are adjusting and expanding our facilities to make it as easy as possible for all CODE members to move about campus as independently as possible at all times.
CODE’s unique curriculum does more than help our students learn by doing. Our project-based, self-directed learning allows all types of learners to thrive and show off their skills, especially for those who haven’t always been comfortable with traditional learning formats. We also address visual and auditory impairments by providing learning tools to suit various needs. Students are actively encouraged to co-design more accessible learning journeys that address their individual requirements.
Mental health is of great importance in a learning community that encourages self-drive. We reduce stigma around mental health issues through community events and open discussions. At CODE, we: