Diversity is something that we in the Department of Political Science necessarily take very seriously. Many of our faculty members are active in research that deals with diversity and are very happy to provide guidance to students seeking to pursue diversity-related research or discuss diversity as it relates to our campus community.
To continue to create an environment that supports diversity, we undertake multiple initiatives: recruitment, which are activities that occur to increase the presence of diversity at Texas A&M University for students, faculty, and staff; retention, which are activities that occur to assist in maintaining a diverse student, faculty, and staff population; awareness, which are activities that seek to create or raise the consciousness about diversity issues; skill-building, which are activities that seek to provide participants practical skills; climate enhancement, which is largely administrative processes that are in place to enhance the environment of a particular unit to foster inclusion or elevate diversity as a priority; and outreach, which are activities that attempt to provide a service or an educational exercise that reaches beyond Texas A&M University to the broader community.
Political Science Departmental Diversity Mission Statement:
The Department of Political Science at Texas A&M University is committed to recruiting, retaining, and fostering an academic and professional community that embraces and supports the chosen pursuits of all individuals from any racial, ethnic, religious, age, gender, sexual orientation, class, disability, and nationality group. The Department endorses the goals of the University Diversity Plan (available at https://diversity.tamu.edu/Plan).
Department Code of Conduct and Anti-harassment Policy:
The Department of Political Science at Texas A&M University is committed to fostering an environment of learning and scholarship that is open, respectful, and welcoming to all, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender (identity), ability, age, socio-economic background, or sexual orientation.
With this code of conduct, we want to reaffirm our commitment as a department to create a positive climate for all students, faculty, and staff. We are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for all members and guests of the department.
In particular, as outlined in this code of conduct, members of the political science department will not engage in harassment, hostile, or threatening behavior towards others. We will ensure and engage in civil and respectful discussions/discourse. Furthermore, we agree to be proactive in helping others to avoid harm in the case that any of these unwelcome behaviors are observed.
Chair of the Climate and Inclusion Committee