SPS Statement on Diversity, Inclusion, Ethics, and Responsibility

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Mar 15 2019

Council action


On March 2, 2019, the governing council of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) and of Sigma Pi Sigma, the physics honor society, have approved the following statements for general dissemination. This statement was approved on March 15, 2019 and adds to the Apr 23 2016 SPS Statement on Diversity and Inclusivity.

Official Society of Physics Student statement:

"The Society of Physics Students (SPS) welcomes all students with a passion for physics independent of identity, regardless of but not limited to race, ethnic origin, religious beliefs, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, family and socio-economic status, or cultural background. Many groups are under-represented in physics and SPS and Sigma Pi Sigma have not always been welcoming to diverse groups. Today all our events are subject to our Code of Conduct, and SPS and Sigma Pi Sigma are committed to working to correct this exclusion and will continue to update our policies and best practices in pursuit of promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity."