Climate/Diversity Committee Resources

The Department of Chemistry is dedicated to the establishment of a climate that is supportive of all department members. We respect the diversity of our student body, and we recognize that discrimination in any form weakens our community as a whole. All of us deserve to work in an environment in which we are treated with dignity and respect. The Department remains staunchly committed to this ultimate goal.

We seek to foster a community that encourages diversity of individuals and ideas. The Climate/Diversity Committee's efforts include:

We urge everyone to strive towards making the department a welcoming and supportive community. As a part of this commitment, we ask that if you experience or observe incidents that you perceive as harassment or detrimental to the department climate, to please contact any member of the Chemistry Ombuds Group: Arrietta Clauss, Heike Hofstetter, Laura Kiessling, and Clark Landis. Alternately, feel free to contact Bob McMahon (Chair), Judith Burstyn (Associate Chair), Matt Sanders (Executive Director), Pat Egan (Department Manager), members of the Climate/Diversity Committee (see below), or the UW-Madison Office of Equity and Diversity.

- The Climate and Diversity Committee

2016-17 members: Catherine Alvarez, Arrietta Clauss, Mark Ediger (Chair), Niecia Flikweert, Andrew Greenberg, Bob Hamers, Kristi Heming, Heike Hofstetter, Matt O'Reilly, Cheri Rossi, Matt Sanders, Trisha Tucholoski



Download a list of the resources below, relating to campus climate, diversity, equity, inclusion, and conflict resolution resources (pdf). This list of resources contains information about people and organizations that can help you network with communities around campus and resolve any kind of personal and interpersonal conflict you may experience. Chemistry faculty and staff truly care about students' and postdocs' success and well-being. Please do not hesitate to take advantage of any of the resources below to make your time in the department rewarding and bias-free.

Resources for Conflict Resolution

Resources for Diversity and Leadership

Other Resources of Interest