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Diversity in Psychology and Neuroscience

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.

Our Departmental Diversity and Equity Leadership Committee is made up of faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and staff. This Diversity and Equity Leadership Committee seeks to create a welcoming, equitable, and inclusive environment that facilitates growth for all students, faculty, and staff. Through the collaborative efforts of faculty and student members, we are committed to supporting and promoting the safety, well-being, and success for all in our community. Learn more about our Diversity Committee and meet its members.

We are also 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.

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.