Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Yale Physics is committed to fostering an environment of diversity, equity, and inclusion for every member of our department community as we strive for excellence in research, teaching, and mentoring.  

Yale Physics is leading a variety of efforts to create a more inclusive, equitable, and welcoming department community, including the undergraduate Women in Physics (WiP) and graduate Women in Physics+ (WiP+); QuARK (Queer Affiliated fRiends of physiKs); and outreach with Girls Science Investigations.  Yale Physics is now also an active member in the APS-IDEA network.  Some of our initiatives are highlighted below; please explore the links for more information.  There are many ways to get involved.

New Initiatives

  • Yale APS IDEA team: We are continuing to accept volunteers for the Yale APS - IDEA team.  All faculty, staff, postdocs, and students are welcome.  For more information, please contact Helen Caines or Rona Ramos, co-leaders of the Yale APS-IDEA team.
  • Yale Physics DEI Action Plan: The Physics department will be developing a DEI action plan by October 15, 2020. We are soliciting ideas, comments, and volunteers from all faculty, students, staff, and postdocs, both in person and through this online comment form. For more information, please contact Helen Caines or Karsten Heeger.

Student Voices