Inclusion Initiatives

In the PSD, we believe that a sense of community enhances personal, educational, and professional outcomes. See below for several of our inclusion initiatives:

Heritage Month Series

We recognize heritage months and celebrate the contributions of remarkable scientists who identify with that heritage in our monthly EDI Bulletin. Heritage Months have included Black Heritage, Women's History, Native American Heritage, and LatinX Hertiage.

Monthly Spotlight Series

The PSD Monthly Spotlight helps us get to know more about the interesting and diverse individuals whose dedication, commitment, hard work, and energy keep us running. Nominate a colleague.

Peer Mentoring Program

The EDI peer mentoring program's goal is to facilitate a smooth and enriching transition to the PSD for new incoming students who identify with the following underrepresented minorities:

  • Black
  • LatinX
  • Native Americans
  • Women            
  • International students
  • First generation students
  • LGBTQ+ students

PSD OutList

An important part of building community is establishing networks of support to fit individual needs. It is in that spirit that the PSD OutList, an initiative to support LGBTQ+ members and allies within the PSD, was created. By providing more visibility for LGBTQ+ members and allies in the division, the OutList helps create additional pathways for inclusion. Learn more and sign up to be listed on the OutList.