The Department of Chemistry seeks to foster a community that welcomes and encourages diverse individuals and ideas. Several groups in the department seek to promote and maintain a welcoming environment for all department members; these groups include the Graduate Student-Faculty Liaison Committee (GSFLC), Students in Chemistry for Inclusive Representation (SCIRep), and the department's Climate/Diversity Committee. Each year, the department invites prospective students from under-represented backgrounds to visit campus through its CHOPs and PGSEC graduate program preview weekends.
Members of our community engage in many activities both within the department and across campus geared toward topics of diversity, climate, inclusion, and equity. The department also organizes several colloquia throughout the year that promote diversity in career paths, research interests, and life goals.
Learn more about equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives at UW-Madison.