The members of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Psychology are committed to fostering and supporting a climate of inclusion, celebrating human diversity in all its forms, and engaging in cutting edge diversity science. Our commitment to diversity reflects the stated values and mission of the University of Illinois.
Departmental Diversity Highlights Include:
- Suinn Achievement Award:
The Department of Psychology's Program in Clinical-Community Psychology received the Suinn Minority Achievement Program Award from the American Psychological Association (APA) in 2003. The award is given to university psychology departments that have demonstrated excellence in recruitment, retention and graduation of ethnic minority students. For more awards, see our Diversity Awards Page.
- Diversity Seminar:
The weekly Diversity Seminar, hosted by the Clinical-Community Division every Friday at 9:30am in Room 318, is open to all members of the Department and campus. Diversity seminar participants discuss timely topics related to diversity and inclusivity, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, religion, social class, ability, LGBTQ, immigration, international status, and the justice system. To be added to the Diversity Seminar listserv, email Dr. Nathan Todd.
- Campus Diversity Conversations:
Several Psychology faculty and students have been involved in organizing, planning, and hosting the Spring 2015 series of Campus Conversations on Diversity and School Spirit, part of Inclusive Illinois. These faculty and students include Dr. Wendy Heller, Dr. Mikhail Lyubansky, and Yara Mekawi.
The Department of Psychology Diversity Committee consists of faculty, staff, and students who come together to help promote and support the Department's diversity mission.
Current members include:
- Cheryl Berger, Assistant Head for Alumni Relation
- Nickholas Grant, graduate student, Clinical-Community Division
- Wendy Heller, faculty, Clinical-Community Division and Provost Fellow, 2014-2015
- Alejandro Lleras, faculty, Visual Cognition & Human Performance Division
- Dan Newman, faculty, Industrial/Organizational Division
- Elaine Shpungin, Chair and Director, UIUC Psychological Services Center
- Duane Watson, faculty, Cognitive Division
- Billy Vermillion, Academic Advisor
Click on the title to check out these pictures from the classroom remodeling project in the basement. A second project to replace the elevators will begin in September. Beginning with the freight elevator, each elevator will be out of service for three months. To get quickly from one floor to another, and improve your fitness, we will encourage the use of the stairs. The repainting of the northeast stairwell has been completed, and the painter is starting on the southwest stairwell.
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