Diversity and Inclusion
Every student, staff, and faculty member of the Department of Physics and Astronomy has the right to feel safe and to be treated with respect. The Department's Diversity committee is charged with addressing diversity and inclusion issues and to help build a healthier community for everyone.
We encourage anyone to contact the Diversity Committee to share ideas or concerns.
Department / Student Resources
- The Physics Graduate Student Association is a student-led organization that promotes interactions among the students in our Department and the community.
- The PGSA Wiki with lots of information and resources for Stony Brook students from Stony Brook students.
- Stony Brook Women in Physics Facebook Group
- Women in Science and Engineering program
- Graduate Women in Science and Engineering program
Campus Resources and Reports
- Schedule of Campus Events
- LGBTQ* Safe Space program : provides campus spaces where LGBTQ persons can feel safe and supported.
- Diversity at Stony Brook : The Office of the Chief Diversity Officer offers a lot of information about campuswide resources for students, postdocs, and faculty/staff, including programs to support diversity.
- Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) : free counseling services to all enrolled students.
- The campus Plan for Equity, Inclusion and Diversity describes current efforts to improve diversity and inclusion on campus.
- Family leave policies:
- Title IX reporting options
The American Physical Society (APS) and American Astronomical Society (AAS) are the main professional organizations for our Department. They produce a number of reports about diversity, inclusion, and the state of our field. We link to some of these below.
- AAS Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion in Astronomy Graduate Education Final Report
- LGBT+ Inclusivity in Physics and Astronomy: A Best Practices Guide by Ackerman et al.
- Inclusive Astronomy: The Nashville Recommendations