About Us

Statement on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

The Department of Psychology is committed to ensuring a climate that promotes awareness and develops knowledge about issues of 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.

Resources and Information about Equity at UNCG

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at UNCG: http://diversity-inclusion.uncg.edu/

Office of Accessibility Resources & Services (OARS): https://ods.uncg.edu/

Intercultural Resource Center: https://intercultural.uncg.edu/intercultural-resource-center

Office of Intercultural Engagement Program and Activities: https://intercultural.uncg.edu/programs

Safe Zone: https://intercultural.uncg.edu/education-training/safezone

LGBTIQ+ community: https://intercultural.uncg.edu/student-advocacy-outreach/lgbt-community

UNCG Policy on Sex/Gender-Based Harassment & Discrimination (pdf): [https://policy.uncg.edu/university-policies/sex_gender_harrassment/sex-gender-harrassment.pdf]

College of Arts & Sciences Diversity Initiatives: https://aas.uncg.edu/diversity/