Diversity and Inclusion


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. Minority students who gain admission to our graduate programs are frequently competitive for prestigious national and university fellowships. Our faculty are also 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 Clinical Psychology Weekend and Interview Weekend Minority Brunch.

The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience also participates in the UNC Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP). The goal of this organization is to increase the number of underrepresented minority students receiving Ph.D.s in the social, behavioral, and economic sciences disciplines.

We support the University’s core values encouraging diversity and equal educational and employment opportunities throughout our community. These values are articulated in the UNC Non-Discrimination Policy and by the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.