Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The Department of Physics and Astronomy is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment where all faculty and students feel a sense of acceptance and belonging. We pledge to foster an inclusive environment that embraces the range of human representations, including race, gender, culture, religion, social status, neurodiversity, disability, and those with non-traditional backgrounds. We are committed to providing equal access to all opportunities for learning, development, and success, and ensuring that differences in needs are accommodated to the best of our ability. We demand accountability of ourselves and will provide avenues for feedback when we fail to uphold these values. We continuously work on formation, implementation, and evaluation of best practices that enhance diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. We expect that each person who joins or affiliates with our community does so freely and accepts and practices these core values and expectations.