The departmental Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Coordination Team (EDICT) committee is tasked with creating and sustaining an environment where everyone can grow and become the type of scientist that they aspire to be.

We work to foster a supportive and welcoming department through a variety of activities including focused seminars on cultural issues in science, ensuring open communication between faculty and students, and sponsoring focused workshops run by outside facilitators. We actively seek suggestions and input from department members and experts outside the department. Recent activities include a climate survey for graduate students, EDI seminars (Dr. Christina Richey, Dr. Emily Cooperdock), partnering with Graduate Recruitment Initiative Team (GRIT) to recruit and retain a diverse graduate student body and attending fair practices in faculty search training.