Diversity, equity, inclusivity, and justice are integral to strong, respectful, equitable, and fair communities. The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of California Riverside recognizes that historically marginalized groups are underrepresented in Earth and Planetary Sciences and here pledge our commitment to recognizing, addressing, and eradicating explicit and implicit discriminatory and oppressive behaviors in scientific discovery, education, and outreach. These include discrimination and oppression based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, socioeconomic status, religion, age, and more. We commit to implementing solutions in our policies and behaviors that will usher this department into a more equitable and accessible future.
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee members have an open door policy to discuss ideas or issues related to DEI in Geology. The members and their offices are as follows: Mary Droser (1464 Geology), Maryjo Brounce (1224b Geology), Gareth Funning (438b Geology), Sandra Kirtland Turner (1224a Geology), and Roby Douilly (414a Geology). You can also make an appointment for a specific day and time (including for a zoom meeting) by emailing them.
DEI Offices at UCR
Resources for accessibility and safety
- UCR Graduate School Application Fee Waivers: https://graduate.ucr.edu/fee-waivers
- UCR Undergraduate Research opportunities: https://se.ucr.edu/research/portal
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DEI Efforts in the Earth and Planetary Sciences
We would like to respectfully acknowledge and recognize our responsibility to the original and current caretakers of this land, water and air: the Cahuilla, Tongva, Luiseño, and Serrano peoples and all of their ancestors and descendants, past, present and future. Today this meeting place is home to many Indigenous peoples from all over the world, including UCR faculty, students, and staff, and we are grateful to have the opportunity to live and work on these homelands.