A Message from ACM's DEI Council Co-Chairs About Diversity Data

May 16, 2023

ACM is deeply committed to fostering a scientific community that supports and benefits from the talents of community members from a wide range of backgrounds. To understand current levels of participation and to gauge the organization’s success at advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, ACM has adopted a new demographic questionnaire.

The updated demographic questions were developed by ACM’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council and are very similar to demographic questions recently developed, tested, and adopted by other scholarly publishers and professional societies.

The use of these questions will allow ACM to understand the diversity of the community it serves and will inform DEI priorities. Information gleaned from these questions will be made available in annual reports from the DEI Council to the ACM community and will be used to gauge ACM's success in advancing DEI. The data will be reported in aggregate only for 50 people or more. For details about the storage of and access to these data, please see the ACM Privacy Policy .

Please take a moment now to respond to the updated questions by logging in to myACM and clicking the “My Demographic Information” link.

More information about ACM’s efforts to collect diversity data can be found here .

If you have any questions, please contact ACM Member Services at [email protected] .

Thank you,

Lisa Smith & Stephanie Ludi
ACM DEI Council Co-Chairs