Department Climate

As members of the Princeton Astrophysical Sciences community, we will treat each other with respect, dignity, and professionalism, such that our work is productive.

We work to create an inclusive environment in which any individual or group can be and feel welcomed, respected, supported, and valued to fully participate, regardless of gender identity, sexuality, nationality, disability, or racial, socio-economic and religious background.

We commit to sustain an environment free of misconduct and harassment, enabling and supporting all community members to do their best work.

We adopt these Ground Rules to promote respectful department discussions.

The Department of Astrophysical Science has prepared an action plan to remove the barriers within the department limiting the number of Black, Latinx, and other under-represented minorities (URM) who become astrophysicists.  The first version of the plan was produced in October 2020 based on department-wide discussions on actions we can take; the version linked here reflects updates in July 2023.  The work described in the plan is coordinated by Professor Jenny Greene as the department’s Equity and Inclusion Coordinator.  This plan will be updated regularly.