Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At Steward Observatory and the Department of Astronomy, we strongly believe that diversity and inclusion are essential to achieving our goals of excellence in both research and academics. Every member of our community has a role in building and sustaining inclusive working and learning environments at all levels. As such, we are spearheading a large number of initiatives to build such environments.

The Steward Observatory Diversity and Inclusiveness Committee is comprised of representatives from the faculty, staff, graduate student and postdoc communities. The committee is charged with overseeing efforts to ensure that Steward Observatory and the Department of Astronomy promote work and learning environments that: 1) are welcoming and sensitive to each person’s unique needs; and 2) enable everyone to achieve their highest possible goals.