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Diversity in the Psychology Department

The Department's Commitment to Diversity

The Psychology Department at Ohio University values the variety of perspectives and knowledge that diversity brings to our community. The department is committed to promoting diversity in research, teaching, and student recruitment in all its forms – identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinions. Consistent with the ADDRESSING model, diversity includes, but is not limited to: age, developmental disabilities, acquired disabilities, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, indigenous group membership, nationality, gender, and gender identity.

The department is committed to promoting diversity through inclusive practices, policies, curricula, and programs that lead to a welcoming, respectful, supportive, and affirming environment. Correspondingly, we will work toward the following diversity and inclusion goals:

  • Committing to continuous learning and improvement, by welcoming honest, open, and respectful feedback and discussion regarding topics of diversity and using this feedback to improve.
  • Recruiting and retaining faculty, students, and staff of diverse backgrounds to our department and departmental programs.
  • Incorporating diversity and principles of inclusivity in our academic curriculum.
  • Enhancing awareness of diversity issues through ongoing research and training.

The Department's Commitment to Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression 

The Psychology Department acknowledges and denounces the systemic oppression caused by white supremacy and institutional racism that has led to the marginalization and violence against Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color.

We commit to personal and institutional examination of bias and systemic advantage/oppression to address concerns and barriers to learning and education.

We commit to combatting racism and other forms of oppression by fostering inclusivity and implementing policies and practices that dismantle systemic racism and oppression within our university and beyond.