Physics & Astronomy diversity policies

The UCLA Physics & Astronomy Department is committed to promoting and fostering an inclusive environment to serve our diverse community of learners.

We are committed to promoting and fostering a diverse and inclusive environment of learners for basic fairness and because diversity fosters innovation. We are dedicated to supporting and engaging faculty and students from a broad array of backgrounds and experiences to tackle some of the biggest questions in physics and astronomy. The Department strives for an environment of respect for all its members, who share the common purpose of the study of physics and astronomy.

The UCLA Physics & Astronomy Department, in accordance with the policy of the University of California, is deeply committed to promoting and fostering an inclusive community dedicated to the advancement of knowledge and creativity. We strive to maintain an environment in which all members of our department can work and learn together in an atmosphere free of sexual harassment, exploitation, or intimidation. Please see the University of California policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment here:

This website provides details regarding past and upcoming workshops, and a list of further resources.

If you have questions, suggestions or would like to report something please contact us.

UCLA equity, diversity, and inclusion

These websites provide information regarding resources for issues such as discrimination prevention, title IX, student affairs programs, and other resources. There are also educational links which have information about implicit bias, stereotype threat, and classroom climate. I think the discrimination prevention team could be a valuable resource because they investigate discrimination claims made by students, staff, or faculty. They also hold training to prevent discrimination and bias.

Anxiety and mental health resources
UCLA OCD Program: (310) 794-7305
UCLA Anxiety Disorders Program: (310) 794-1038
UCLA Trauma Psychiatry Service: (310) 794-1076
UCLA Child and Adolescent Program: (310) 825-0122

UCLA Anxiety Disorders Clinic

This is a possible alternative to using CAPS, which is usually very overbooked and therefore not an option for a lot of students.

CAPS workshops and trainings

CAPS resources for mental health and common concerns

This link includes resources for apps, including some about anxiety and relaxation techniques.

CAPS list of community resources

UCLA Sexual violence prevention and response:

This website outlines all of the options for filing or not filing a report and provides a list of available resources through UCLA and the surrounding community.

SACNAS at UCLA (Society for the advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans)

Women in Physics and Astronomy at UCLA

Women in Physical Sciences at UCLA (for undergrads)

External resources

Sexual Assault Resources: CARE

This lists reporting options, confidential resources, advocacy, and additional resources, as well as explains different forms of sexual violence and harassment.