Climate & Diversity

The Physics Department is a diverse group of people. We strive to establish, maintain, and improve an open-minded and supportive community in which to work, teach and learn. We view all members of the community as equals. If you see room for improvement in an aspect of climate or diversity within the Physics Department, please contact the chair of the Climate and Diversity committee. Several resources are available for faculty, staff and students who seek assistance:

  • If you have a specific incident or concern you would like to discuss with a faculty member, please contact a faculty member of the committee.
  • If you prefer to talk to a staff member, please contact the department administrator.
  • 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 Diversity Information and Resources

Society of Women and Gender Minorities in Physics
Office for Equity and Diversity
Campus Diversity Web Site
Title IX
UW Diversity in Recruitment Toolkit
UW SearchBook: Searching for Excellence & Diversity: A Guide for Search Committee Chairs
UW Graduate School Diversity Web Site
Physics Learning Center (assists disadvantaged groups with physics study)
WiscAMP Wisconsin Alliance for Minority Participation in STEM
UW WISEL Women in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute
UW LGBT Campus Center
out in STEM
UW System Inclusivity Initiative for LGBTQ People

National Societies and Resources

These organizations offer information and career advice; fellowships, scholarships and awards; other resources.

National Society of Black Physicists
National Society of Hispanic Physicists
Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science
APS Minorities in Physics
Association for Women in Science
APS Women in Physics
National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professional Inc.
LGBTIQQAP+ Physicists
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Science Funding Agency Programs

NSF Office of Diversity and Inclusion
NSF Advance
DOE Office of Diversity

Diversity Training Opportunities & Diversity Events 

Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity (SEED) Seminars SEED Seminars Student SEED Seminars
Continuing Studies Diversity Workshops
Graduate Assistant Equity Workshops
Sexual Harassment Information Sessions
UW Diversity Forum
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