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Diversity and the Department of Physics and Astronomy

A commitment to achieving diversity within the faculty and among our students is embodied in the Department Strategic Plan and in the way we conduct ourselves in engaging the worldwide community we strive to serve. We seek a student body of both undergraduate majors and graduate doctoral students of superior intellect and accomplishment from within Indiana, across the United States, and around the world. Our department will welcome women, minorities, and individuals from all cultures to form an enriching and diverse community of physicists. We will give high priority to the education of students from other disciplines and backgrounds by creating innovative curricula to match their requirements.

We consider a diverse faculty and staff of the highest quality to be essential ingredients of a first rate department. We are committed to fostering an environment that promotes freedom of expression and tolerance for individuals having differing points of view and cultural backgrounds. It is our goal to increase the human and intellectual diversity of the Department of Physics and Astronomy through aggressive recruitment of faculty, graduate students, and staff from underrepresented groups, by the participation of faculty, students, and staff in university-sponsored diversity workshops, and maintaining an atmosphere of mutual respect for all. 

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