Climate and Diversity

A group of prospective students visit the UW-Madison campusThe Department of Chemistry seeks to foster a community that welcomes and encourages diverse individuals and ideas. Several groups in the department seek to promote and maintain a welcoming environment for all department members; these groups include the Graduate Student-Faculty Liaison Committee (GSFLC), Students in Chemistry for Inclusive Representation (SCIRep), and the department's Climate and Diversity Committee.

In 2009, the department made specific commitments to increase our graduate student diversity. In response, the department instituted several new programs including CHOPS and Catalyst. We have made significant progress towards our diversity goals and remain committed to further progress.

Members of our community engage in many activities both within the department and across campus geared toward topics of diversity, climate, inclusion, and equity. The department also organizes several colloquia throughout the year that promote diversity in career paths, research interests, and life goals. 

Learn more about equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives at UW-Madison.

See a list of department and campus resources related to climate and diversity, maintained by the Department of Chemistry Climate and Diversity Committee.