Diversity and Inclusion

A deep commitment to diversity is central to our mission of discovery.

Our department is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture by bringing attention to and addressing concerns pertaining to issues including (but not limited to) disability, gender identity and expression, nationality, race and ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. Many of our diversity and inclusion initiatives are led by our faculty and student diversity committees, which aim to promote and support inclusion and equity for individuals from a variety of backgrounds.

In our efforts to promote diversity and inclusion, we aim to:

  • Improve the recruitment and quality of experience for students, faculty, and staff from underrepresented backgrounds
  • Promote a collective understanding of diversity, inclusion, and equity in our classrooms, community, and research
  • Amplify and support the voices of underrepresented members of our department
  • Minimize perpetuation and/or creation of negative stereotypes towards individuals from marginalized groups
  • Protect members of our community by committing to monitoring and challenging bias;
  • Establish and communicate formal mechanisms to report and address bias

Below are a few of the diversity initiatives that our department participates in:

Explore our other University-wide initiatives 

Our department also has worked with and/or is affiliated with various affinity groups supporting diversity in psychology and neuroscience, including:

GRIT: Graduate Recruitment Initiative Team at UChicago

SACNAS: Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science

SPARK Society: The object of the Society is to create opportunities for cognitive psychologists and cognitive scientists from underrepresented groups.

SRCD Black/Latino Caucus: Society for Research in Child Development

Society for Black Brain and Behavioral Scientists