About Us

While all members of the Department are expected to contribute to fostering an inclusive climate in their day-to-day work, the Climate, Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) Committee is charged with catalyzing dedicated efforts towards this goal.  The committee includes undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs and faculty.  Our responsibilities include:

  • Organizing regular social events and town hall meetings to stimulate open discussions
  • Holding regular office hours to hear individual concerns
  • Identifying and helping remove systemic obstacles in the department
  • Supporting initiatives to increase the Department’s diversity 

Learn more about our past and future initiatives here!


The CDI produces and distributes a monthly newsletter with Department news, events, funding opportunities and more.  You can sign up here.  Email us at [email protected] if there is an event, resource or opportunity you would like us to share in the next newsletter.

The CDI welcomes ideas to improve Department climate from all members of the community.  Submit your comments to the Suggestion Box.  Suggestions can be submitted anonymously and will be treated confidentially.