Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

The Department of Psychology is committed to ensuring a climate that promotes awareness about a variety of issues including equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI).

The Department defines diversity as inclusive of multiple and intersecting identities of the individual, including age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religion, ability and disability, geography, nativity/ immigrant origin, first generation college attending status, and familial or cultural background broadly defined. Equity refers to a process of providing all groups with access to information and resources, as well as a careful consideration of existing barriers to ensuring equal opportunity for all. Inclusion involves both a tolerance of diverse views and civility of discourse as alternative viewpoints are encouraged and considered within the department, particularly when viewpoints are presented from the perspective of a historically marginalized or underrepresented group. The Department expects its members to be attentive to issues of EDI in all of their research, teaching, and service activities and encourages exploration of new ways to incorporate EDI considerations into those activities where appropriate. We further recognize the benefits that are afforded by a diversity of perspectives in all aspects of  academic life. We therefore commit to cultivating, within the department, an increasingly diverse community of teachers and learners. Our graduate student and faculty recruitment efforts are guided by this commitment.

Department Resources

The Psychology Department Diversity Committee maintains a web page to make available to the department resources that may be of interest to students, faculty, and staff. Some of these resources are connected to specific department events or initiatives; others are provided for general interest. If you know of resources on diversity (articles, websites, videos, etc.) that you think would be of interest, please send links or copies to the chair of the committee, Dr. Michaeline Jensen (mrjensen@uncg.edu). Unless you specifically request otherwise, you will be credited as the source of the link. Any questions, concerns, or suggestions about this list of resources should be sent to the same address.

Additional Resources 

The Psychology Department, in collaboration with LEARN’s Gender Diversity Working Group, is committed to affirming the lives of and promoting social justice for Trans and Non-Binary people. We have created a comprehensive toolkit to support gender diverse students, located here: https://bit.ly/2Z0EaAc.

General Resources at UNCG