The Earth and Space Sciences Department at the University of Washington condemns racism. We believe that Black Lives Matter. Racism has been an interwoven and insidious part of our society and our culture, and we will no longer tolerate it. Science, including the geosciences, has participated in marginalizing and discriminating against people of color throughout history. It is the responsibility of all of us to collectively educate ourselves and to do the necessary hard work to dismantle systems of oppression and to create an anti-racist and equitable community within our department and across our broader society.
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Materials from Past Events
- *ESS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion The ESS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee develops and promotes strategies and best practices that enable all undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, staff, and faculty to feel welcome, valued, and able to thrive in our department. We recognize and seek to address systemic barriers to opportunity and access across race, gender, class, ethnicity, age, ability, sexual orientation, geography, citizenship status, and other factors.
- 2020.06.04 AGU Ethics Report from ESS Community Event
- 2020.06.04 AGU Report Presentation from ESS Community Event
- 2020.06.04 Chat from ESS Community Event
- 2020.06.04 ESS Email Announcement with Links from ESS Community Event
- 2020.06.04 File Legend from ESS Community Event
- 2020.06.04 Graduate School Email Announcement from ESS Community Event
- 2020.06.04 Letter from Collective Black Organizations of UW from ESS Community Event
- 2020.06.04 Notes from ESS Community Discussion (Pt 1)
- 2020.06.04 Notes from ESS Community Discussion (Pt 2)
- 2020.06.04 Script for ESS Community Event
- 2020.06.04 Slides for ESS Community Event
- 2020.06.04 Slides for ESS Community Event Without Poll Results
- 2020.06.04 Slides without Poll Results from ESS Community Discussion
- Career Survey Results
- ESS Electronic Comments Box ESS Students, ESS Staff, ESS Postdocs & ESS Faculty: Do you have critical feedback regarding department culture? Do you have an idea for fostering a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable department?
SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS HERE!
**PLEASE NOTE: this link is for ESS community members to submit feedback. Individuals external to the ESS Community with feedback should contact the ESS Department Chair**
Professional Organization Resources
- CoEnv Diversity Resources An overview of diversity resources compiled by the College of the Environment
- Support for Diversity-Oriented Meetings The College supports a range of student organizations that organize and host meetings attended by College of the Environment students where central goals of the meeting include linking science (natural and/or social) to policy or real world application, and advancing diversity and inclusion within the College, the University, and relevant STEM fields.
- OMA&D Academic Counseling Services Offers one-to-one advising and academic assistance to UW students, particularly those from low-income families and underrepresented backgrounds, as well as students who will be the first in their family to graduate from a four-year college.
- Q Center Serves students, faculty, staff and alumni of all sexual and gender orientation, identities and expressions. Hosts and supports student groups and events.
- Title IX Resources
- UW Faculty Senate Inclusivity and Community The UW Faculty Senate Inclusivity and Community page provides a list of links and resources aimed at helping faculty learn how to use the classroom and our campuses to foster a climate of inclusiveness
- wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House Serves as a multi-service learning and gathering space for American Indian and Alaska Native students, faculty and staff, as well as others from various cultures and communities, to come together in a welcoming environment and share knowledge.
- Women’s Center Promotes gender equity and social justice through educational programs and services that allow all participants to succeed in life.
Student Resources & Funding
- Graduate School/Graduate Opportunities & Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP) Works with graduate students, faculty and staff to strengthen and maintain campus diversity while enhancing academic opportunities for graduate students of color and encouraging scholarship and research that explores cultural diversity.
- STEM Resources (OMA&D) Provide a suite of services ranging from advising to career and graduate school preparation for underrepresented minority, low-income and first-generation students pursuing majors in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
- Undocumented student resources Provides support services for undocumented students throughout the various stages of their Husky Experience.
Short Summaries of Best Practices
- Diversity Resources