EAPS Diversity Statement
The Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences supports an inclusive learning environment where students from diverse backgrounds and perspectives can be successful. Dimensions of this diversity can include sex, race, age, national origin, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, intellectual and physical ability, sexual orientation, income, faith and non-faith perspectives, socio-economic class, political ideology, education, primary language, family status, military experience, cognitive style, and communication style. In line with our departmental goals, we disavow all racism, xenophobia, homophobia, sexism, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, classism, ableism, and hate speech or actions that attempt to silence, threaten, and degrade others. It is our intent to be respectful of this diversity, and to oppose actions that diminish it, as here in EAPS we embrace the notion that such diversity enriches and enhances our intellectual community. Specific guidance and expectations for activities and personal interactions to enable a positive, inclusive, and supportive department are detailed in the EAPS Code of Conduct (PDF).
We in Purdue EAPS explicitly and proudly seek to increase the participation of individuals from underrepresented groups in our field. Individuals interested in positions at any level (graduate, postdoctoral, staff, faculty) from any underrepresented group are especially encouraged to reach out to the department for more information. Please feel free to contact Ali Bramson (Chair, DEI) or Dan Cziczo (Head, EAPS) for questions or additional information.