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PSE Workplace Climate Committee

This page will be populated, in the near future, by the ongoing initiatives of the PSE Workplace Climate Committee (WCC).

PSE WCC Mission Statement
The Workplace Climate Committee (WCC) within the Department of Polymer Science and Engineering (PSE) promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strive to translate community input from all levels into meaningful action by the WCC, department, or university administration. Furthermore, we organize department-wide events as opportunities to educate ourselves and lift underrepresented voices. Given that PSE’s shared goal of innovative polymer research is better achieved in a safe workplace, WCC seeks to make PSE a welcoming home for all community members. WCC promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within PSE. Our methods include i) turning community feedback into action, and ii) department-wide events. By promoting DEI, we also advance PSE’s common goal of innovative research.

Defined terms:

  • Diversity: the representation of different types of people (such as people of different races or cultures) in a group or organization.
  • Equity: distributing resources in proportion to each individual's needs, including needs of members of underrepresented groups.
  • Inclusion: the act or practice of including and accommodating people who have historically been excluded (because of their race, gender, sexuality, or ability).