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Psychology Department Diversity Committee

The Psychology Department Diversity Committee is one of four standing committees within the department. It includes faculty members across all programs, appointed by the chair, a graduate student elected by the graduate student body, and an undergraduate student appointed by the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

What is diversity?

The Diversity Committee conceptualizes diversity broadly. We support demographic diversity via the representation and advancement of those who are members of historically disenfranchised U.S. populations, including identities based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation identity, age, religious beliefs, socioeconomic status, physical and mental abilities, and gender identity.  We also seek diversity of thought and worldview. We believe that ideas based on a variety of cultures, worldviews, and social identities enhance learning and scholarship. The committee seeks to foster a diverse educational environment based on both of these themes.