Chemistry Department

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Union Chemistry Department’s Commitment to DEIB

The Union College Chemistry Department values diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in our teaching, mentoring, advising, and research. It is the responsibility of our entire chemistry community (students, faculty, staff, and visitors) to ensure that each member feels valued and welcomed. This is a community built on respect for each other’s individual identities, one that is free from discrimination, harassment, exploitation, and intimidation. Together, our diverse perspectives and experiences contribute both to the strength of our collective learning environment and our ability to conduct novel research in chemistry.

We also acknowledge the unjust, sexist, racist, and oppressive history of the broader chemical sciences. We recognize that many historical and systemic biases and barriers persist. We are devoted to dismantling these harmful and pernicious systems. We commit to being open, to listening, to growing, and to learning (and where appropriate, un-learning) as we strive to make our Union Chemistry community welcoming, just, and inclusive.

Additional Resources

Union College - Campus Diversity & Inclusion Resources

American Chemical Society - DEI Resources