SPS and ΣΠΣ Statement on Diversity, Inclusion, Ethics, and Responsibility

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Feb 22 2020

Council action

On January 25, 2020, the governing national council of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) and of Sigma Pi Sigma, the physics honor society, have approved the following statements for general dissemination. This statement was approved on February 22, 2020 and adds to the Apr 23 2016 SPS Statement on Diversity and Inclusivity and the March 15, 2019 SPS Statement on Diversity, Inclusion, Ethics, and Responsibility.

 "The Society of Physics Students (SPS) welcomes all students with a passion for physics independent of identities including  but not limited to race, ethnic origin, religious beliefs, gender presentation, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, age, family and socio-economic status, or cultural background. Many groups are under-represented in physics and SPS and Sigma Pi Sigma (ΣΠΣ) have not always been welcoming to diverse groups. Today all of our events are subject to our Code of Conduct, and SPS and ΣΠΣ are committed to working to correct this exclusion and will continue to update our policies and best practices in pursuit of promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity."