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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Vanderbilt University’s Psychological Sciences programs are committed to creating and nurturing an environment in which each student, faculty member, and staff person can thrive and contribute to the university and their respective disciplines. Our goal is to facilitate scholarship and contributions to theory across the broad range of disciplines. Diversity enhances the learning potential in our classrooms, inspires and enriches our research, and improves the social climate of our classes, the department, and the University. Our students, faculty and staff come from a variety of backgrounds, current circumstances, and personal and social identities and they have diverse strengths. We recognize and respect differences across these dimensions, realizing that our concept of diversity and our attempts to create an inclusive climate will evolve as we welcome new members to our group. To meet this challenge we are committed to adapting practices in our scholarship and our classrooms to increase the participation and hence the contributions of persons who bring diverse perspectives and experiences to the pursuit of knowledge. Our departmental Equity Diversity and Inclusion committee has the objective of facilitating our commitment to promoting diversity and fostering a positive climate.


Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Resources 

Teaching Resources 

Academic Resources

Research Tools 

Inclusive Photos and Clipart

  • Nappy Co  

    • Beautiful, high-resolution photos of black and brown people

  • Disabled and Here

    • Photo and interview series celebrating disabled Black, Indigenous, people of color (BIPOC)

  • Images of Empowerment

    • A free library of images celebrating women’s lives and their work in 11 countries around the world

  • Pexels

    • General library of free stock photos and videos


Additional Vanderbilt Resources