Physics department adopts diversity statement

At Tuesday evening’s faculty meeting, the Physics Department voted on and adopted the following diversity statement:

The physics department has an unusually small proportion of women and under-represented minorities (URMs). We are working to correct this situation. Our diversity goals are:

  • Increase the fraction of women and URMs on our faculty, to at least the average level of other similar departments around the country, and preferably to the fraction obtaining Ph.D.s ┬áin physics
  • Attract more female and URM students to the Ph.D. program and the undergraduate major
  • Ensure that the department offers a welcoming and inclusive workplace climate for everyone, including women and URMs.

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