We, the School of Physics at the Georgia Institute of Technology, are a community united in the pursuit of scientific knowledge and discovery. We are committed to advocating for and supporting all individuals within our community as they strive for success throughout their academic and professional career, regardless of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, socio-economic status, veteran status, disability, nationality, religious affiliation, or position within the School. All individuals in the School shall be treated with dignity and respect, and their contributions shall be valued.
We commit to and promote Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility within our space. To us:
- Promoting diversity means striving to populate our community with a multiplicity of identities, to bring richness, and enhance innovation.
- Promoting equity means ensuring that everyone has access to the same opportunities to participate on an even level, recognizing that advantages and barriers do exist and that not all individuals start from the same place, acknowledging and correcting systemic discrimination and implicit bias.
- Promoting inclusion means empathizing with the experiences of under-represented groups, working to identify and remove the barriers that stand in the way of making everyone feel welcome with a sense of belonging, and ensuring that all voices are heard.
- Promoting accessibility means making education and resources accessible to all members of the School, providing the support necessary to enable a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff to thrive, including those with disabilities.
We believe it is the responsibility of all those who make up the School of Physics community to work together to actively protect these values.