Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

DEI Committee Updates

The Department of Political Science formed a DEI committee in 2023. The committee is working on several items. We list a few here as illustrations:

  • On February 27, 2024, Prof. Kimberly Bergendahl (POLS) spoke on “Making the Undergraduate Classroom More Accessible.”
  • In early 2024, the POLS DEI committee issued this report studying the political science undergraduate majors in comparison with CLAS and the university as a whole. Thanks to Professor Paul Herrnson (POLS) for assessing the data and writing this report.
  • For academic year 2024-2025, the committee set a goal that POLS department faculty would advertise for at least five work/study research assistants (the WSRAP program).

For more information on faculty research and graduate and undergraduate achievements that relate to DEI, see POLS News & Notes.

For university-level DEI, see Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice @UConn.

For information regarding Land Acknowledgements, see the Native American Cultural Programs' Land Acknowledgement and Land Grab Connecticut.