Diversity and Inclusion
The Department of Psychology deplores and condemns prejudice, discrimination, oppression, and hate in all forms, including but not limited to racism, sexism, heterosexism, ageism, ableism, classism, xenophobia, religious prejudices, sizeism, and cisgenderism. The Department of Psychology continues to stand in solidarity with students, staff, and faculty in our program and the broader community who are impacted by systemic oppression.
As a department, we have been proud of the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion that we have promoted and nurtured, but we know that we can and must continue to do more. As part of our commitment to equity and community inclusion, we have a standing Departmental EDIJ Committee that comprises students, staff, and faculty. This committee advocates for equity, diversity, inclusion, and justice in all aspects of the Department of Psychology and its programs, including curriculum, clinical training, research, and hiring initiatives. Our overarching goal is an environment where all members of our community can thrive.
In the Equity and Diversity section of our website, you can find events related to EDIJ and community inclusion, current members of the committee, resources, scholarships & awards, and a sample of EDI-related research happening in our department.
We recognize that our work will always be ongoing and that we must hold ourselves to a high standard to ensure that all members of our community feel supported, heard, valued, and respected. We welcome comments and suggestions on how we can best meet these goals using the EDIJ Comments and Questions Form, external link.
For information on what you can do to help, You might also be interested in bystander intervention training , external link, opens in new window, external link
There are resources available for students, staff, and faculty seeking support related to prejudice and discrimation. Please click here to bring you to the Resources tab , opens in new window that lists some available resources. You can also contact Human Rights Services , opens in new window to report discrimination or harassment.