Physics at Virginia

The Department of Physics is dedicated to (1) the advancement of physics and science through research and discovery; (2) the education and enrichment of our students through the dissemination of knowledge about our universe; and (3) the betterment of our world through scientific guidance relevant to the common good and the creation of an informed, scientifically literate society. It is our belief that everyone can contribute to the development and dissemination of scientific knowledge and that physics can inform and enlighten anyone, scientist and non-scientist alike.

Toward those ends, our community welcomes all who wish to participate in this endeavor regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, family and genetic information or academic rank.  Neither prejudice nor injustice will be tolerated as we execute our departmental mission. We expect our members to behave respectfully towards all people and will accept nothing less. We recognize that our Department still reflects historical and current barriers to full representation and inclusivity. We are committed to eliminating barriers and biases, both explicit and implicit, which would inhibit participation in our research and educational pursuits. We will work to ensure equal access and opportunities for all, at every level, and to welcome members of every underrepresented group to our department. 

This is a living document. Comments can be sent at any time to the DDEI. The DDEI and DEI Committee will review this document every academic year and revise as necessary to ensure that it speaks to our shared values. Proposed changes to this document from this yearly review process will be presented to the department community for comment. Last update: 17 April 2021