Diversity Statement

UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry Diversity StatementThe faculty, staff, and students of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry are strongly committed to promoting equity, inclusion, and diversity.


We are cognizant of the challenges faced by those hoping to pursue study in the sciences that result from discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, religion, disability, veteran status, gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
 We strive to make all students aware of the intellectual and student life opportunities that abound in our department, the university, and the community.
 We are committed to the establishment of programs that provide access to the study of science for students in groups that are underrepresented in STEM.
 We promote research opportunities for individuals historically excluded from scientific disciplines on the basis of social identity.
 We demand a classroom environment where diversity is welcomed, fostered, and celebrated.
 We mentor students from underrepresented groups and at-risk students to ensure a welcoming and positive academic experience, to provide university resources when needed for retention, and to serve as transformative role models for those who may not yet understand their real potential in an academic environment.
 We engage and encourage members of student clubs, private organizations, and community groups whose mission includes service, education, or  extending opportunity to disadvantaged people.

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