The Physics Department and UC Davis as a whole value diversity among students and faculty. Experiencing a variety of perspectives and interacting with colleagues from differing backgrounds is rewarding for the entire community and enhances our research and teaching missions. The department strives to maintain a respectful, inclusive environment where all students can flourish. We are an APS Bridge Program member institution, committed to improving diversity in the physics community. For information on campuswide efforts to support diversity, go here.

Physics students spearhead a Diversity and Inclusion in Physics group that discusses relevant research and suggests ways to make the department more welcoming for all students. Here are slides from a presentation by the group to the faculty in Spring 2019. The department also looks to other sources for input, such as arranging a recent joint site visit from the APS Committee on the Status of Women in Physics and Committee on Minorities in Physics.