Department of Psychology
Department of Psychology



Diversity Mission Statement

The Department of Psychology at The University of Texas at Austin values the richness and open dialogue that diversity brings to our community. Diversity refers to individual differences that broadly include ability, age, culture, ethnicity, gender, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. We appreciate that diversity enriches both the departmental social climate and the scope and depth of the department’s research mission. We are committed to enhancing diversity by working toward the following goals:

  • Fostering an atmosphere of acceptance and inclusion in which all individuals are supported and integrated both academically and socially;
  • Welcoming honest and open discussion regarding diversity issues;
  • Attracting faculty, students, and staff of diverse backgrounds to our department and departmental programs;
  • Incorporating diversity as a topic in our academic curriculum;
  • Enhancing awareness of diversity issues through ongoing research.


Graduate Student Committee and Faculty Steering Committee

Graduate Diversity Committee

Graduate diversity committeeAll graduate students who are interested in diversity issues are welcome to join the Department of Psychology Graduate Diversity Committee. This group meets monthly for breakfast and activities, including speakers, discussions of relevant topics, and projects.

Recent projects include the development of the diversity mission statement and the departmental diversity website, developing and disseminating educational materials to help undergraduate students from underrepresented groups be more competitive for graduate school, and having a well-known scholar from another university meet with graduate students over lunch to talk about his experiences as a person of color in academia.

Faculty Steering Committee

Faculty associated with this committee are: Drs. David YeagerZenzi Griffin, and Charles Holahan. They would be happy to answer any questions you might have.


View the College of Liberal Arts Statement on Diversity.

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