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Welcome to the Office of Access, Belonging, and Community Engagement (ABCE)

The College of Science at George Mason University is committed to advancing access, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (AJEDI) throughout our STEM community. At Mason Science, our values include fostering an organizational culture that promotes Anti-Racism, belonging, respect, and civility. We believe that a diversity of opinions, cultures, and perspectives is what provides vibrancy to an academic community. Diversity is a source of innovation, energy, and growth. By adopting an AJEDI mindset that prioritizes inclusive excellence in academics, teaching, research, and global engagement, we strive to attract a diverse pool of students, faculty, and staff who exemplify the Mason Science mission and vision.

Paula Danquah-Brobby

AJEDI Graduate Program Application Fee Waiver

Mason Science is committed to advancing access, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (AJEDI) throughout our STEM community. To achieve this mission, Mason Science has created the AJEDI Graduate Program Application Fee Waiver. For eligibility, you must meet at least one of the criteria listed. 


Brandi Williams accepted into Yale's Environmental Fellows Program

Brandi Williams, PhD Candidate, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, was accepted into the Environmental Fellows Program (EFP) at Yale University's School of the Environment. The EFP provides a paid, 12-week internship at the interface of environmental science and one or more of the following social justice, media, government, etc.

Brandi Williams research

NADOHE awards Mason with Institutional Excellence Award

Last month, at their annual conference, the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) awarded George Mason University an Institutional Excellence Award. According to NADOHE, the Institutional Excellence Award is presented to institutions that have demonstrated measurable progress in promoting and sustaining innovative diversity efforts within their campus community.

NADOHE award