Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Yale Physics is committed to fostering an environment of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) for every member of our department community as we strive for excellence in research, teaching, and mentoring.  Please see the Yale Physics Department Statement of Principles for more information.  

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 also an active member in the APS-IDEA network.  The DEIB activities of the Physics Department are coordinated by our Climate and Diversity Committee (CDC).  Some of our initiatives are highlighted below; please explore the links for more information.  There are many ways to get involved.



  • 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 developed a DEI action plan in Fall 2020. We are continuing to solicit 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.