Women at CDM

Guided by DePaul’s ethic of Vincentian personalism and professionalism, CDM compassionately upholds the dignity of all members of our community, and we are committed to making our school a welcoming place for all students to learn. We are a dynamic and supportive community of scholars and practitioners across the computing, film, and design fields—and women are a key part of our community's success, comprising approximately 40% of our student body.

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Student Organizations for Women at CDM

To join one of these or any of the many student organizations at DePaul, visit DeHub.

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The 50/50 Club is a Women in Animation student club that strives to uplift and advocate for students of underrepresented gender identities in animation.

The ACM-W Student Chapter at CDM supports, celebrates, and advocates internationally for the full engagement of women in all aspects of the computing field, providing a wide range of programs and services to ACM members and working in the larger community to advance the contributions of technical women.

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HerCDM is a student organization targeting women in DePaul University’s Jarvis College of Computing & Digital Media (CDM). The organization supports student success by connecting its members to experiences designed to foster a safe and welcoming environment in which meaningful networking, service, and leadership development can occur. The goal of HerCDM is to promote the retention, graduation, and future success of its members in hopes of creating a larger impact of women leaders in historically underrepresented industries.

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Film Fatales is a part of the DePaul Cinema Collaborative formed in the Spring of 2014 by five Digital Cinema filmmakers under the faculty guidance of Shayna Connelly. Their mission is to support the academic and creative needs unique to women in Digital Cinema, to foster a network of support among women in all areas of film production and to increase the number of films by, for and about women.

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Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) creates an inclusive, positive environment where women can find resources to help them further their interests, learning, and career goals in the cybersecurity field. The group hosts workshops in Linux, performs risk assessments, participates in competitions, and offers resume assistance.

Grace Hopper Celebration

Each year, CDM sponsors six undergraduate women to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration of women in computing. GHC is the world’s largest gathering of women technologists, produced by AnitaB.org. Last year, our students joined over 22,000 women technologists from around the world to network, interview for internships and full time positions, and attend sessions ranging from technical seminars to building soft skills. Undergraduate students who are interested in learning more can email Associate Dean Terry Steinbach

Centers and Institutes at DePaul

National Women's Organizations

These national organizations provide valuable information on mentorship and professional development.

Financial Resources

The following organizations provide fellowships, scholarships, and other forms of financial assistance to women students in technology and film: