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Diversity Advisory Committee

Mission Statement
The role of the Psi Chi Diversity Advisory Committee (DAC) shall be to ensure that the Society reflects the rich diversity of people and perspectives in psychology. Although the focus of diversity initiatives within Psi Chi may vary over time and circumstance, it is likely that the major initiatives of the DAC will address issues of race, culture, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and physical ability. The DAC shall oversee and assess all initiatives related to diversity.

Purpose Statement

Attend to diversity issues within Psi Chi, support diversity in the science and practice of psychology, and develop methods of assessing the degree to which Psi Chi is meeting its diversity goals. As one example of the Committee's tasks, the Board of Directors often calls upon the Diversity Committee to help with programming at the regional conventions.

Key Responsibilities
  • Serves as a resource for the Vice-Presidents to ensure diversity programming is available at the regional conventions.
  • Reviews Vice-President diversity programming requests.
  • Reviews Mamie Phipps Clark grant applications.
  • Attends national and international diversity conferences as representatives of Psi Chi.
  • Maintains contact with the Executive Director to report activities on behalf of Psi Chi and the Diversity Advisory Committee.
  • Develops initiatives that meet the mission and vision of Psi Chi and the Diversity Advisory Committee.

Diversity Matters
You are invited to visit a brand new Online Resource created by the Diversity Advisory Committee. This resource brings together information about Psi Chi's many diversity programs and strategies to promote diversity in your local community. Also featured are specific activity ideas for your classrooms, meetings, and events.

Susanna Gallor, PhD
Psi Chi Diversity Director
University of Massachusetts


Sonia Dhaliwal, PhD
University of Missouri

Lori A. Barker, PhD
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Melissa Goats Jones, PhD
Brigham Young University

Marîa del Pilar Grazioso
Universidad del Valle de Guatemala
Julia Lechuga, PhD
University of Texas–El Paso
Lillian May
University of British Columbia

Nicole Rossi, PhD
Framingham State University
Jennifer Weiner, PhD
Fisher College

Martha Zlokovich, PhD
Psi Chi Executive Director and Board Liason


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