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Policy and resources for violations of code

  • Departmental code of conduct

We respectfully acknowledge that as employees of UConn we live and work on the traditional land of the first people of Connecticut, the Mohegan and Pequot Peoples past and present, and honor with gratitude the land and the Mohegan and Pequot Tribes.

Lantern-Hill
Lantern Hill, Ledyard, CT

JEDI meeting notes

 

Fall 2022 JEDI meetings

September 20

November 2

December 7


Meet the members of the DMS JEDI committee

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David Lund (he/him)
Ethan-Taylor
Ethan Taylor (he/him)
Meg-Shah
Meg Shah (she/her)


Current departmental initiatives to increase Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

  • Gender neutral bathrooms in the Weicker Building
  • Planning a bystander intervention workshop (Spring 2023)
  • Applying for CLAS funds to support the Bridge fellowship and other activities
  • Administering the departmental climate survey

Long-term departmental & university-wide initiatives

We actively strive to recruit and retain URM and LGBTQ+ students:

  • We use a holistic admissions review process and no longer require the GRE
  • We participate in the "Unlearning Racism in Geoscience (URGE)" initiative by forming a pod of engaged students and faculty

Our department follows best practices for advising of graduate students:

Graduate student handbook | Annual reports | Individual Development Plans


Recently, DMS conducted a survey to characterize personal experience, perceptions, recruitment of minorities, and attitudes towards diversity/inclusivity issues | Click picture below

Access demographic & gender statistics from our departments faculty and graduate students of the past 5 years | Link