In keeping with the university’s Jesuit tradition, the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences is guided by a commitment to the pursuit of truth through science and the flourishing of the whole person. We seek to progress toward these goals through a culture that values and is strengthened by the inclusion of a diverse range of people, whose many perspectives are essential in our interdisciplinary and societally-relevant field. Our community is dedicated to ensuring that everyone has a deep sense of belonging, whose voice is heard and welcomed, and is appreciated for who they are, including but not limited to ethnic or national origin, race, religion, citizenship, language, political or other opinion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, age, or economic class. This applies to and involves all members of our department – faculty, staff, and students. Moreover, we strive to cultivate a safe environment that is free from exploitation, intimidation, and harassment, as well as discrimination of any form. We actively promote this environment in a number of ways, including through a faculty DEI committee, BC workshops (e.g., microaggressions, bias, power dynamics), national workshops (e.g. URGE, AGU Heads and Chairs), a diverse set of seminar speakers, department townhalls and surveys, and engagement with campus student groups (e.g. Women in STEM, SACNAS, Geoclub). We will continue on this journey together and will update this page as we do. In that spirit, we welcome feedback (by contacting the Department Chair) on this values statement and the content of this webpage from anyone in our department community.