WiSE Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Statement

At WiSE, we are committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility believing that different perspectives and experiences enrich the academy and the research enterprise. We support the persistence and excellence of all women in STEM at Syracuse University. We do so by capitalizing on their unique strengths, maximizing opportunities to connect, and addressing challenges experienced by women undergraduates, graduates, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty.

We strive to recruit, retain, and advance women in the STEM fields. We welcome self-identified women and gender non-conforming individuals, including cisgender, transgender, queer women, and non-binary individuals as well as STEM allies of any sex, gender, or race who can demonstrate a commitment to supporting and advancing the inclusion of women and women of color in STEM. We also seek the inclusion of individuals of all genders, races, ethnicities, religions, citizenship status, and abilities to ensure that our programs and communities are inclusive of the intersecting identities of individual students, postdoctoral scholars, faculty, and their allies. Our values commit us to working towards equity and inclusion in STEM and to be welcoming to all. 

Today, we are faced with multiple challenges – military conflicts, devastating diseases, economic and food insecurity, environmental challenges, and persistent prejudice, discrimination, and harassment.

Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” This quote is carved in the north wall of the National Monument to Reverend Dr. King. We will work to live those words and not just honor them in stone.

Girl looking up at Martin Luther King Jr. memorial

Now is the time for our community to support one another as we work harder at building a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible campus. We want you to know that we are here to support you, so please reach out to us with questions, concerns, and/or suggestions to better serve you today and in the future. You can contact our team via email at suwise@syr.edu.

We know that to continue on this journey to an equitable, respectful, and hopeful future, we must also take care of ourselves and each other. We – the faculty and staff of WiSE – want you to know that we are here and ask, “What can we do for and with you?”

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Last updated: October 9, 2023