About Our Commitment
The STEM disciplines, and Earth Sciences in particular, face significant challenges in the realm of diversity. Stereotypical images of fieldwork often present a one-dimensional view of Earth Sciences, where the reality of geoscience work is far more multifaceted, and requires a wide variety of skill sets.
As such, the Department of Earth Sciences at Dartmouth promotes diversity and inclusion among our core values, and welcomes individuals from all backgrounds. Diversity within our community is integral to advancing scientific knowledge. All facets of a vibrant intellectual community – rigorous inquiry, open discourse, and diversity of ideas – demand and benefit from a welcoming, respectful, and inclusive environment. We are therefore committed to fostering a community of diverse perspectives (including, but not limited to, representation of gender, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, and socioeconomic status).
“Diversity and inclusivity are necessary partners. Without inclusivity, the benefits of diversity— an increase in understanding, improvement in performance, enhanced innovation, and heightened levels of satisfaction—will not be realized. We commit to investments in both, to create a community in which difference is valued, where each individual’s identity and contributions are treated with respect, and where differences lead to a strengthened identity for all.” - Dartmouth President Phil Hanlon's Letter to the Dartmouth Community