Explore information related to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) within the Department of Physics.

Department EDI Statement

The UC San Diego Department of Physics believes that the progress of science and the University’s educational goals are enriched when faculty, staff, and students from diverse personal, social, and academic backgrounds are able to fully participate in the life of the Department. To this end, and consistent with the campus Principles of Community, our Department is committed to treating all current and prospective students, faculty, and staff equitably, with kindness, dignity, and respect, and to creating and maintaining an environment which is welcoming and supportive of all.

Adopted, January 2020

EDI Activities and Diversity Initiatives

The department has a wide array of activities and initiatives focused on equity, diversity, and inclusion. We encourage you to explore the latest and find ways to contribute to our efforts


Land Acknowledgement

The UC San Diego community holds great respect for the land and the original people of the area where our campus is located. The university is built on the un-ceded territory of the Kumeyaay Nation. Today, the Kumeyaay people continue to maintain their political sovereignty and cultural traditions as vital members of the San Diego community. We acknowledge their tremendous contributions to our region and thank them for their stewardship.


Cultural and Affinity Groups at UC San Diego

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion strives to create a campus climate of respect, fairness and cooperation, promoting innovation and leadership by engaging the talents and abilities of all. Through partnership and collaboration, the EDI Office, which includes the Campus Community Centers and the Center for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion, leads campus diversity and inclusion efforts by building affinity among a diverse population of students, faculty and staff members. Open to undergraduate and graduate students, staff, faculty, alumni, and the San Diego community, these centers contribute significantly toward the evolution of a socially just campus. They are places of belonging, where traditional notions of diversity are challenged. Where self-awareness is learned, leaders are developed, and open dialogue and expression are encouraged.