Overview

The Chemistry Department is committed to equal opportunity and equity. We strive to increase inclusion and participation among underrepresented communities at all academic levels as collaboration among diverse people drives creativity, innovation, and research. We are proud to have a Diversity Affairs Committee, which initiates and supports diversity, inclusion, and equity initiatives both within the Department and for the broader IU community.

Recent activities of the Diversity Affairs Committee include building renovations to enhance accessibility and provide single-occupancy (gender neutral; family accessible) restrooms. We have updated the graduate student manual to include our policy on family leave and had a lactation room for new mothers designated within the Chemistry Building. We provide broad support to individual students and their organizations (see below) and sponsor activities which enhance knowledge of diversity, inclusion, and equity throughout the department. We are also excited to announce that IU Chemistry is a partner with the new ACS Bridge Program, with our inaugural class of students entering fall 2019.

Reporting and Feedback

Have an idea for the Diversity Affairs Committee? Contact committee chair Caroline Jarrold or graduate student representative Amir Hosseini. Want to provide anonymous feedback? Please use the Anonymous Feedback Form. Need to report an incident regarding harassment or discrimination? Please visit the IU Student Incident Reporting website or the Bias Incident reporting website.