About the Chemistry DEI Committee
Our DEI committee will look to implement evidence-based practices as they apply across all areas of department life, including hiring practices, student recruitment, and retention, pedagogy, community building, community outreach, etc.
The Department of Chemistry at North Carolina State University values and promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. We welcome, support, and encourage the participation of all individuals regardless of age, gender, gender identity, race, cultural background, religion, physical ability, sexual orientation, professional status, geographic location, and all other characteristics that make people unique.
The Department of Chemistry members are committed to proactively rejecting, denouncing, and intervening whenever prejudice, stereotyping, or intolerance are encountered.
- To expand the present culture of diversity by recruiting faculty, staff, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students and undergraduate students that encompass the ethnic, identity, racial, and socioeconomic diversity that is representative of the global research community and workforce.
- To expect that everyone gives their talents, skills, time and effort to make NC State an environment of inclusive excellence for all
- To actively promote inclusion, recruitment, and retention in every aspect of our department and activities – including but not limited to student training, leadership, committees, and staff
- To strive for a culture built on mentorship, encouragement, tolerance, and mutual respect, and sustain a culture of inclusiveness that emphasizes mutual respect, fairness, and accountability.
The Chemistry DEI committee consists of faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, staff, and undergraduate students serving on one of two subcommittees:
- Creating DEI throughout the department: hiring faculty/staff; recruitment/retention of students; affinity groups; etc…
- Emphasizing DEI across the curriculum: seminar speakers; instruction/course structure; course content; accountability; etc…