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Diversity and Inclusion


The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill supports the University’s core values encouraging diversity and equal educational and employment opportunities throughout our community. We unequivocally denounce racism and other forms of hateful and discriminatory behavior with regard to culture, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and age, among others. We are strongly committed to promoting diversity in our program as we consider an ideal scientific community to be one that includes a diverse representation of individuals at all academic levels. We are especially committed to training early career scientists of diverse backgrounds, and we encourage students from backgrounds historically underrepresented in the sciences to apply, including but not limited to BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, first generation college students, and those of low socioeconomic status. Our views reflect University policy as reflected the UNC Non-Discrimination Policy and the policy of Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.

The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill is strongly committed to promoting diversity with respect to culture, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, age, among others. We are committed to maintaining a diverse student population and minority students are especially encouraged to apply for our doctoral programs. Our faculty are committed to exploring diversity in their research.

Diversity Enhancement Award WinnersThe Departmental Diversity Committee is composed of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students and seeks to create a welcoming, equitable, and inclusive environment that facilitates growth for all students, faculty, and staff. The Department views diversity, equity, and inclusion as central values to our mission and aspire to cultivate and support diversity in all forms with respect to personnel, research, teaching, service, and departmental climate. Learn more about our diversity initiatives.

We are dedicated to the active recruitment of a diverse group of students and faculty. Our efforts to recruit a diverse student population include our Diversifying Psychology Weekend and Interview Weekend Minority Brunch.