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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

Equity and Inclusion

SU Physics Department Diversity and Inclusion Statement:

“Our mission is to drive discovery in physics and its related fields, to educate the next generation of physicists, and to convey the excitement and importance of scientific discovery to the community at large. Our capacity to advance this mission hinges critically on a diverse and inclusive physics community---a community in which every individual, regardless of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, socio-economic status, veteran status, disability, nationality, political or religious views, or position within the department, is treated with dignity and respect, and their contributions are valued. We acknowledge that a history of unequal access has homogenized our field, thus limiting the scope of discovery and education. We, therefore, commit to increasing the numbers of underrepresented faculty, students, and staff in our department and to enhance inclusivity by insuring equal access to opportunities and resources and fostering a welcoming and positive workplace culture so that every physics student and faculty and staff member can fully realize their potential and contribute to the success of our mission.

We also support the Diversity Statement put forth by the American Physical Society.”

Reading material to work towards equity, inclusion, and diversity at SU Physics and beyond

How white academics can do better:

This APS Team-Up Report has data regarding the percentage of Black physicists in the US:

How to show support for Black lives:

Anti-racist resources:

Dealing with privilege and bias:

The following books are discussions of racism intended for white audiences:

Dismantling systemic racism:

Police oversight: