Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

The Psychology Department’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee promotes the goals of diversity, equity, and inclusion among faculty, staff, and students in the Psychology Department. 

Membership. The department chair selects the DEI committee members, who are comprised of three faculty (one from each of the three graduate areas), three graduate students (one from each of the three graduate areas), and two psychology staff. The committee reports to and consults with the department chair.

Committee charge. The charge for the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee includes the following:

  • Promote the goals of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Psychology department.
  • Organize quarterly events--such as speakers, workshops, and social gatherings--related to these goals.
  • Facilitate communication and understanding among different constituencies, and serve as a department resource.
  • Engage students, staff, and faculty to assess needs related to DEI; propose strategies for assessing progress.
  • Identify challenges and strengths in achieving DEI goals; and make recommendations to the chair and department regarding ways to achieve DEI goals.  

Past DEI Committee Members and Events