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Diversity Mission Statement

The Department of Psychology at Tufts University views the creation and maintenance of a diverse and inclusive environment to be essential to rigorous thought, informed analysis, and overall scholarly excellence. Diversity presents itself in many different forms including (but not limited to): disability status, gender, gender identity & expression, nationality or place of origin, political affiliation, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and unique work or life experience. Inclusion reflects a department climate that consciously values the heterogeneity of experiences, perspectives, and thoughts of a diverse community.

We strive to value the heterogeneity of experiences, perspectives, and thoughts of our community members. Realizing this goal is a continuing challenge for any organization, we actively pursue these ideals through three specific aims:

  1. To diversify the graduate student body through targeted recruitment efforts and increase the accessibility of graduate study to historically underrepresented groups.
  2. To use theory and evidence to develop and expand innovative programs and initiatives that support and enrich the experience of prospective and current students from diverse backgrounds.
  3. To advance diversity and inclusion through community building, education, and open dialogue for the community within Psychology and across the university.

Learn more about Tufts University's commitment to diversity and inclusion at the university level and the graduate level.