Diversity and Inclusion Science Initiative

The Diversity and Inclusion Science Initiative (DISI) is a signature initiative of the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics. The DISI is dedicated to enhancing the well-being of all children, youth, families and their communities in a diverse world.students talking

At its core, Diversity and Inclusion Science is focused on creating opportunities for underrepresented students and scholars to enter the science pipeline and use their research knowledge and skills to study and address issues related to:

  • fostering inclusion and engagement in social groups and activities
  • raising awareness of the benefits of diversity/inclusion and the challenges associated with these
  • reducing prejudice, stereotyping, exclusion, and discrimination
  • enhancing compassion, kindness, equity, and empowerment
  • promoting access to resources and opportunities that reduce disparitie