» Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Schmid College believes that the best science happens when diverse individuals are supported, included and empowered to share their voices as a part of scientific discovery.
We value diversity and inclusion in the learning environment and believe it is vital to the fulfillment of the university mission. It is our conviction that an inclusive learning environment facilitates complex, critical and creative thinking and that differences in identities, values, beliefs and perspectives are fundamental to a comprehensive education.

Schmid College DEI Initiatives

Dean Ibba is making it a priority to review existing education, learning, and training programs on racial injustice, implicit bias, and gender inequity. A task force has been created to help with this review and also develop new programs and activities to advance cultural change and growth within the college.

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Resources for Faculty & Staff

Call to Action for Racial Justice in STEM

Goldwater Scholar Edena Khoshaba '21, along with additional Goldwater Scholars have written an open letter and call to action to outline the importance of the STEM community's involvement in addressing systematic racism. Included is a list of resources and suggested anti-racist action items for students, faculty, and staff to consider as Schmid College continues its commitment and action towards racial justice.

Support Schmid College DEI Initiatives

Donations to the Schmid Faculty Fund ultimately give those who work closest with our students the tools to be able to achieve their academic goals, meet Chapman’s mission and advocate for their colleagues’ priorities with student success in mind. This year, the Faculty Fund will support Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives in Schmid College.