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 in 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.