Our department firmly believes that all individuals interested in pursuing education, research, and/or teaching in the chemical sciences should have an equal opportunity to do so in a welcoming, encouraging, and equitable atmosphere.

We recognize and affirm that recruiting, retaining, and supporting students, postdocs, staff, and faculty with diverse identities and lived experiences—including different races, ethnicities, nationalities, gender identities and expressions, sexual orientations, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, and physical and learning abilities—is crucial to establishing a classroom culture where all students feel valued and vibrant research teams equipped to tackle cutting-edge challenges through creative and innovative approaches. We commit to building and actively sustaining an environment where people from all backgrounds, particularly those historically underrepresented in chemistry, can excel.

Mission Statement

With the aforementioned goals in mind, the mission of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Outreach (DEIO) Committee is to bring undergraduate students, graduate students, postdocs, staff, and faculty together to:

  • Identify areas where our department needs to improve with respect to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Define specific goals for improving in these areas
  • Develop and execute action plans to achieve these goals
  • Evaluate progress toward these goals at regular intervals