Climate and Diversity Committee
Do you have concerns about , or comments or suggestions on how to improve the climate and diversity of the Physics Department?
You can reach all the committee members at: physics-cdc AT mailman dot yale dot edu
The Mission of the Climate and Diversity Committee is to support the Department’s goals to provide a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment for every member of our community. We are committed to creating a work place whose core principles are based on diversity, equity, and inclusion for every staff member, student and faculty as we strive to obtain our goals of excellence in research, teaching, and mentoring.
By seeking to identify resources and best practice activities available both within the Department, University and beyond the Climate and Diversity Committee works to enhance professional climate and diversity of the Physics Department. Importantly, the Committee members will help to identify resources for any member of the Department when challenges arise.
The committee welcomes input from all members of the department on any issue related to climate or diversity in the department. Please see below for this year’s membership.
Members of the committee understand that these discussions may be very sensitive. To the extent allowed by University policy and the law we will protect confidentiality, including withholding information from other committee members if necessary. In particular, faculty and other members of the committee with supervisory roles must report instances of sexual harassment to the Yale Title IX office; all members of our community have a duty to report sexual assault.
This page provides a variety of links and resources available at Yale and elsewhere that may be useful if you are being harrased at Yale and/or want to report witnessing harrasment of/by another Departmemt member.
Climate and Diversity Committee Membership (2019-20):
Faculty & Instructional Faculty:
- Helen Caines, (Chair)
- Meg Urry
- Shelly Lesher
- Rona Ramos