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The Division of Physical Sciences reaffirms our identity as an anti-racist academic unit with zero tolerance for racial prejudice.

Increasing the diversity of our faculty, staff, and student body is an important and immediate goal, not only because it is critically urgent for reasons of social justice, but also because a broader pool of talent will foster greater scientific accomplishments that will benefit our society.

We recognize that continued violence from police and others targeted to members of the African American community has highlighted deep structural faults, including systemic racism in our society, and we accept responsibility for taking a stronger and more public stand against racism.

Commitment to Diversity

Science and technology are among the most privileged and influential sectors of our economy, and the seriously deficient representation of African Americans in these fields is simply unacceptable. Furthermore, it is obvious that not only African Americans suffer from discrimination, but also women, people of color, and people from diverse cultures. However, as we make a commitment to increase diversity in all dimensions, we must focus on immediate improvement in the participation of African Americans and Indigenous people.

A Message From DEI Coordinator Britney Robinson

Britney Robinson

UCLA has a multitude of resources and information readily available that may be confusing and hard to find–particularly for new students. I encourage you to utilize as many resources as you can in your journey to complete your degree. I will continue to add to this list everyday as I discover more resources.


You do not have to suffer to be successful. You are not an imposter. You are simply in a new and unfamiliar environment. It may take some time to gain your footing–but not only is that okay, it is NORMAL.

With Love,

Your Fav Physical Sciences 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Coordinator, Britney

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