Earth and Planetary Science
EPS Atmosphere, Oceans, and Climate

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA)

 EPS is committed to take meaningful action against racism by being anti-racist.

We have a department strategic plan and mission statement that embraces inclusion and diversity and we must live up to those aspirations.

We must educate ourselves on these issues and ask: “what can I do to change our society?” and then  take concrete action. Now, a month from now, years from now, and decades from now.
 

Thanks to our dedicated cohort of EPS graduate students and in partnership with the Earth Sciences & Map Library, we are happy to provide a Library Guide with suggestions on how to increase and improve equity and inclusion in the geosciences.

A few other action items the department is engaging in:

  • We ensure that we have a diverse set of colloquium speakers and include seminars addressing diversity.
  • We have run open faculty searches in an attempt to get the most diverse pool of applicants we can.
  • Our faculty are engaged in DEIA efforts through scientific, professional and other non-profit societies and institutions including AGU, GSA, and the National Academy.
  • We acknowledge and disadvow the racist views of the founder of our department, Joseph LeConte.
  • We provide implicit bias training and cover the costs of antiracist reading material.
  • We are providing field equipment and outdoor wear for those who need financial help to engage in geoscience education and experiences. If you are a student in need of financial help or accommodations to fully participate in field components of an EPS course, please contact epsua@berkeley.edu.

If you would like to contribute to our efforts or have any questions please contact the department chair, Roland Bürgmann (burgmann@seismo.berkeley.edu).

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