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Diversity Science

Diversity Steering Committee

The Diversity Steering Committee is an umbrella organization of graduate students and faculty members that oversees events and diversity-related initiatives within the psychology department. For 2016-2017, faculty and graduate co-chairs are Dr. Bill George, Arianne Eason, Sarah Edmunds, and Frances Aunon.

We consider human diversity as referring to groups of people who experience themselves as differing on one or more of a variety of dimensions including, but not limited to, race, culture, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, economic class, and disability status.

Our overall goal is to encourage and foster the growth and maintenance of a diverse academic community by: 1) encouraging and supporting research on diversity related topics; 2) encouraging the development of diversity related curriculum at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; 3) overseeing the graduate-level Diversity Science Specialization; 4) addressing the issues and concerns of students and faculty within the department on issues of enrollment, retention, and curriculum, as well as larger societal concerns.

We hold quarterly meetings and maintain a listserv. Anyone is welcome to attend meetings and joint the listserv; please email psychdsc@u.washington.edu for more information.