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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the GPS Division

The GPS Division is committed to cultivating an environment that enables all of its members to thrive and realize their full potential, irrespective of individual backgrounds and circumstances. The Division recognizes that diversity has many dimensions, including personal characteristics protected by law and Caltech policy such as race, religion, ethnicity, origins, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, medical condition, disability, marital or family status. We hold that the range of perspectives and values that arise from our diversity is a source of creativity and innovation and is therefore integral to our continued academic excellence. 

To help address the challenges of increasing diversity and fostering an inclusive climate, the GPS faculty has formed a standing committee dedicated to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), as well as an endowed fund to support its activities. The new standing committee is charged with reviewing institutional processes and making recommendations to the faculty that promote inclusivity and diversity within the Division.

If you wish to report any concern regarding discrimination or harassment on the basis of any protected characteristic, or regarding sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, relationship or domestic violence, stalking, or any other concern covered under Caltech's sex- and gender-based misconduct policy or unlawful harassment policy, you may see the reporting information and a reporting form on the webpage of the Caltech Equity and Title IX Office. You may complete this form without your name if you wish to do so, though this may limit the options for follow up, depending on the circumstances. Here is a testimonial about one student's experience with reporting to Title IX, with helpful tips if you are considering making a report: Demystifying_Title_IX_Summary.