Diversity in Psychology

The Department of Psychology at the University of Arizona is strongly committed to supporting diversity in all areas including but not limited to age, socioeconomic background, race/ethnicity, culture, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, language, disabilities, and the intersection of multiple underserved identities. We strive to foster a respectful and affirming climate in which all students, staff, and faculty are valued and feel inspired to achieve their full potential. 

Consistent with the broader University of Arizona commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Excellence, the Department of Psychology seeks to facilitate understanding and valuing of diversity through its education, training, and research endeavors. Moreover, the Department is committed to attracting, admitting, and educating students from the broad spectrum of underrepresented backgrounds without limitations.

The Department’s newly-formed Diversity Committee will ensure that issues of diversity are addressed in all aspects of Department functioning. These efforts include identifying information and resources to facilitate our students’ and colleagues’ success, supporting and promoting department efforts to be a leader in diversity scholarship, and advocating for the valuing of diversity in curricula, graduate student recruitment, and faculty recruitment.

Indeed, “valuing diversity is a core tenet of what it means to be a Wildcat.”