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Physics and Astronomy Equity and Inclusion

Department Equity and Inclusion Statement


Washington State University is one of the oldest land-grant universities in the country. This shapes the mission of the University. The goals outlined in the WSU Strategic Plan (2020-2025) include:

  • Providing education for all regardless of means or background;
  • Scholarly activity that benefits the public and especially Washingtonians; and
  • Outreach to the residents of the state to share the institution’s expertise and positively impact people and communities.

In line with these University values, the Physics and Astronomy Department commits to fostering an inclusive environment that is welcoming and supportive to all students, faculty, staff, and visitors, regardless of race, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other aspect of identity. We will treat each other with dignity and respect and ensure that all voices in our community are heard. We also acknowledge the systemic barriers to success that exist within our society and will actively strive to address the causes of inequality within our community.