Access, Diversity & Inclusion

As a community, we respect the dignity, individuality, and freedom of each member. At the same time, we strive to be a place where individuals and groups learn with and from each other. We aim to foster a sense of shared experience and common purpose, along with a collective responsibility for each other's well-being, and for the well-being of the University as a whole. Although we acknowledge the difficulties inherent in creating a community of individuals who are different from each other, we remain unwavering in our commitment to both diversity and community in a context of academic excellence. We seek to enable all members of this community to pursue their educational, scholarly, and career interests in an environment that recognizes both the distinctiveness of each person's experience and the common humanity that unites us all, and permits us to take full educational advantage of the variety of talents, backgrounds, and perspectives of those who live and work here. Read School of Physical Sciences Code of Conduct.

                  Our goal at the School of Physical Sciences is to create access to our programs, outreach for underrepresented communities, and represent inclusion within our school.

Black Thriving Initiative
Latinx Thriving Initiative
Student Access & Recruitment
Research Opportunities
Advancing Faculty Diversity

In the News

Mar 25, 2021
Mercado’s award ceremony will also honor his slain friend and fellow astrophysicist, José Flores Velázquez.
Feb 26, 2021
Before she was a UCI Ph.D. student in Earth System Science studying marine microorganisms, she played in steelpan bands and ran a theatre company in Jamaica.
Feb 26, 2021
UCI astrophysicist and Ph.D. student Devontae Baxter fell in love with space in a library in Stockbridge, Georgia
Inclusive Excellence Leadership
Isabella Velicogna
Associate Dean, Graduate Studies, Equity and Inclusion
Professor, Department of Earth System Science
Mu-Chun Chen
Equity Advisor
Professor of Physics & Astronomy
Ann Marie Carlton
Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Kathleen Johnson
Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Associate Professor of Earth System Science
Natalia Komarova
Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Professor of Mathematics
Franklin Dollar
Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Associate Professor of Physics & Astronomy