The Physics Department strives to establish, maintain, and improve an open-minded and supportive community in which to work, teach and learn. In accordance with these goals, the Physics Department affirms that all community members are to be treated with dignity and respect and that discrimination and harassment will not be tolerated. Moreover, the department is dedicated to partnering with other campus organizations, including those listed below, to develop policies and practices to promote these goals. We further commit ourselves to making the department a supportive, inclusive, and safe environment for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors, regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, parental status, or any other aspect of identity.
We are always trying to improve the climate in the department and we welcome feedback. Please feel free to contact the members of the Climate and Diversity Committee with any input or suggestions.
Several resources are available for Physics Department faculty, staff and students who seek assistance:
- If you have a specific incident or concern you would like to discuss with a faculty or staff member within the department, please feel free to contact a faculty or staff member of the Climate and Diversity Committee. You are also welcome and encouraged to contact the Department Chair. Further campus/system resources are available in the list below.
- If you feel that you would benefit from professional counseling, UW-Madison is ready to help. Faculty and staff should contact Employee Assistance. Students should contact University Health Services.
UW Campus/System Information, Organizations, and Resources
National Societies and Resources
These organizations offer career advice and information about fellowships, scholarships and awards, as well as other resources.
- National Society of Black Physicists
- National Society of Hispanic Physicists
- African American Women in Physics
- Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science
- APS Minorities in Physics
- APS Women in Physics
- APS LGBT Physicists
- Association for Women in Science
- National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professional Inc.
- LGBTIQQAP+ Physicists
- Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
- Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (oSTEM)
- LGBT+ Inclusivity in Physics and Astronomy: A Best Practices Guide