The Vassar College Chemistry Department is a creative, supportive, and intellectually challenging environment for study and research in the chemical sciences, especially at the interfaces of biology, environmental science, and physics.
Department of Chemistry Diversity Statement
As given in its mission statement, Vassar “strives to pursue diversity, inclusion, and equity as essential components of a rich intellectual and cultural environment in which all members, including those from underrepresented and marginalized groups, are valued and empowered to thrive.” The faculty, staff, and students of the Vassar Chemistry Department are committed to fostering these ideals in the chemical sciences. Our diverse, individual perspectives strengthen and enhance our intellectual community through scholarship, research, teaching, and mentorship. The department aims to promote an environment of mutual respect and provide an educational and workplace experience free from harassment, stereotyping, and discrimination.
The Chemistry Department at Vassar has launched the first undergraduate Alliance for Diversity in Science and Engineering (ADSE) Chapter!