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

Jan 19, 2022
The program provides an artistic gateway for girls to discover the cosmos alongside UCI astronomers. 
Jan 18, 2022
The program, slated for March and May, gives local underprivileged kids the chance to picture themselves as scientists.
Dec 17, 2021
Starting with a survey that’s open now, the collaboration will help Physical Sciences better implement its DEI initiatives.
Inclusive Excellence Leadership
Mu-Chun Chen
Associate Dean, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Professor of Physics & Astronomy
Kathleen Johnson
Equity Advisor & Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Associate Professor of Earth System Science
Amanda Holton
Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Associate Teaching Professor of Chemistry
Juan Pedro Ochoa-Ricoux
Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Natalia Komarova
Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Professor of Mathematics
Kara Ward
Program Coordinator
Office of Access, Outreach and Inclusion