Graduate Student Diversity Committee (GSDC)
To promote an academic environment that engages all students and faculty in discussions of diversity-related topics through education, dialogue, and advocacy.
At least one student representative from each of the graduate programs (i.e., Addiction Neuroscience, Applied Social and Organizational Psychology, Clinical Psychology).
- Organized focus group study of graduate students and faculty
- Created the Psychology Graduate Student Diversity Award
- Develop DEI webpages for the Psychology website
- Conduct a biannual climate survey for graduate students
- Help the FSDC organize and deliver 1-2 DEI events/year
Graduate students within the Department of Psychology formed the Diversity Committee in an effort to support the department’s mission of maintaining a supportive, safe, and inclusive academic environment. The overarching mission of the Diversity Committee is to promote an academic environment that engages all students and faculty in discussions of diversity-related topics through education, dialogue, and advocacy. The Diversity Committee strongly believes that capitalizing on the structural resources in place (e.g., classrooms) is the most potent strategy for promoting such an environment. It is our hope that the Department will work with the Diversity Committee to send the message that our diverse students are seen, heard, and valued.