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Bridging Science and Diversity Website

Explore the BSD website for support, resouces about diversity, equity, and inclusion, the action plan for enhancing diversity in the department, and information on how to participate in BDS activities.

Diversity Statement

The Chemistry Department at Stony Brook University (SBU) is committed to providing a safe and productive environment to all members of its community. Diversity, equity, and inclusion play a crucial role in making this possible. A diverse community allows for greater breadth of experiences and perspectives, both of which often lead to greater knowledge and understanding. An equitable environment aims to nullify systemic disadvantages and ensure fair treatment and equality of opportunity for all. Inclusion efforts create a feeling of belonging by actively inviting the contribution and participation of all people in our community. The American Chemical Society (ACS) recognizes the importance of diversity and inclusion, and their Chemist’s Code of Conduct calls on chemical professionals to treat others with respect, not engage in discrimination, and be mindful of implicit bias and unconscious bias. Thus, at SBU, we continually aim to foster an environment that respects and understands differences in race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, economic status, and other circumstances.

Diversity Action Plan

If you are interested in getting involved with our department's continual efforts in Diverstiy and Inclusion, please contact our Graduate Program Director, Dr. Isaac Carrico.