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About ComSoc

ComSoc's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

A Statement from the IEEE ComSoc Board of Governors:

ComSoc advocates diversity, equity, and compassion and condemns discrimination and violence.

ComSoc’s vision* is to bring harmony through communications, ultimately creating a connected world enabled to create bonds among people with various backgrounds and from all corners of the world. As a board we have come together to reaffirm that ComSoc is firmly committed to its principles of diversity, inclusion, non-discrimination and global cooperation, and condemns acts of discrimination and violence. We proudly reaffirm our unequivocal commitment to treat everyone fairly and will uphold that principle in all our actions. *ComSoc Vision: To bring the world together in harmony through communications and networking technology research, application, education and incubation of new ideas.

IEEE Diversity Statement:

IEEE’s mission to foster technological innovation and excellence to benefit humanity requires the talents and perspectives of people with different personal, cultural, and disciplinary backgrounds. IEEE is committed to advancing diversity in the technical profession, and to promoting an inclusive and equitable culture that welcomes, engages, and rewards all who contribute to the field, without regard to race, religion, gender, disability, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

All IEEE ComSoc activities and events abide by the IEEE Code of Ethics and IEEE Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment (PDF). ComSoc encourages reporting alleged incidents as described in the IEEE Procedures for Filing a Complaint.


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Committees and Communities

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Ad Hoc Committee on Diversity

The ComSoc Diversity Ad Hoc Committee steers, plans, and oversees efforts to advance diversity and inclusion within ComSoc. This committee examines ComSoc’s activities, programs, and policies, as well as explores new opportunities to create a more diverse and inclusive environment in our ComSoc community.

ComSoc WICE Standing Committee

IEEE ComSoc Women in Communications Engineering (WICE)’s mission is to promote the visibility and roles of women networking and communications engineers and to provide a venue for their professional growth. Our global network aims to advance women in technology at all points in their lives and careers. Learn more about WICE’s programs, events, mentoring opportunities, and more!

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ComSoc Young Professionals Standing Committee

The IEEE ComSoc Young Professionals group provides a “technical haven” within IEEE for the graduate students and early to mid-career professionals, who have graduated from their first professional degree within the past 15 years. It is an international community, whose members are interested in elevating their professional image, expanding their global network, connecting with peers locally and giving back to their community. This includes professionals from various sectors of the communications engineering field such as academia, industry, governmental agencies, and the startup community. These groups of vibrant young minds, who are gearing up to shape and lead their organizations, actively contribute as members to both IEEE ComSoc and the IEEE Young Professionals.