Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

The University of Virginia Department of Chemistry Graduate Program is committed and devoted to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture and environment. The primary goal of our faculty is to educate and train the next generation of chemists of all races, ethnicities, religions, genders, ages, sexual orientations, socioeconomic backgrounds, and those with disabilities. To help achieve this goal, the faculty strives to provide an environment that is free of bias and is focused on promoting the development and growth of all individuals.

We aim to increase and retain diversity and inclusion in the Department of Chemistry by

  1. actively recruiting individuals from all backgrounds to our Department at the graduate, postdoctoral, faculty, and staff levels;
  2. maintaining a culture that welcomes the positive impact of, differences and similarities among people from varied backgrounds; and
  3. supporting individuals who self-identify as under-represented in chemistry by breaking down structural barriers to success.

This commitment to excellence in inclusion applies to our entire community, including but not limited to undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, research scientists, staff, and faculty. We recognize that our program is stronger and better positioned for growth when the members of our community reflect the composition and values of the larger population as a whole.