Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Mission Statement
We reject all forms of racism and discrimination. As a research group, we are committed to ensuring our lab environment is inclusive, equitable, and supportive for Black people, Indigenous people, and non-Black people of color. We strive for a psychologically safe place where members can speak up and bring up questions and challenges, without facing ridicule or retaliation.
Mission Statement originally prepared by Susan Sangha and Majd Al Yahya.
Additional major contributors: Vanessa Cardona, Abigail Hackleman, Muhja Ibrahim, Jamie Krueger, Lilian Ortiz, Nupur Patel, Nisha Sen-Gupta, Kevin Shim, and Elizabeth Sowinski.
The Sangha Lab is committed to fostering and upholding a welcoming, open and diverse environment, echoing those within the Department of Psychological Sciences DEI statement:
“The Department of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University values diversity, equity, and inclusion as integral to excellence in discovery, learning, engagement, and community. We seek to foster and sustain an inclusive community that welcomes and supports people from all social identity groups. Our department is committed to recognizing, confronting, and reducing prejudice, intolerance, and discrimination in both overt and subtle forms. We are also committed to identifying and combatting systemic biases that are rooted in our structures, policies and practices.”
Land acknowledgement: The Sangha Lab acknowledges the traditional homelands of the Indigenous People which Purdue University is built upon. We honor and appreciate the Bodéwadmik (Potawatomi), Lenape (Delaware), Myaamia (Miami), and Shawnee People who are the original Indigenous caretakers.
In line with these beliefs, we pledge to:
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