To increase diversity within the field of I-O psychology, and ultimately SIOP, by increasing the diversity of students who are applying to and accepted into funded I-O doctoral programs.
A significantly larger talent pipeline of Black/African Americans, Hispanic/Latinx and Native Americans for I-O graduate education and ultimately SIOP.
For racial and ethnic minority undergraduate students
1. Raise awareness of I-O psychology
2. Provide the opportunity to learn more about graduate studies in I-O psychology
3. Help undergraduates gain the experience and qualifications needed to be more competitive to apply for funded I-O psychology doctoral programs. For example, foster undergraduate ability in research, scholarship, application, and graduate study more broadly.
4. Guide students in identifying their focal interests through direct experience and exposure to the many areas of research in I-O psychology
5. Socialize students within a supportive graduate climate that values multiple diverse perspectives
6. Increase and diversify the membership of SIOP
7. Demonstrate to existing members of SIOP through action, especially those in underrepresented minority and ethnic communities, a genuine commitment to equity, access, and inclusion.
This initiative was proposed by the Diversifying I-O Graduate Education Task Force, which included these members:
Dr. Enrica Ruggs, Task Force Chair, University of Memphis
Dr. Derek R. Avery, University of Houston
Dr. Jimmy Davis, RHR International
Dr. Marcus Dickson, Wayne State University
Dr. Eden B. King, Rice University
Dr. Larry R. Martinez, Portland State University
Dr. Patrick F. McKay, Temple University
Dr. Steven G. Rogelberg, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Dr. Ann Marie Ryan, Michigan State University
The task force convened to define and address the issue of racial and ethnic underrepresentation in funded doctoral programs in I-O psychology. The pipeline initiative seeks to increase awareness of I-O and strengthen the applications of racial and ethnic minority students. This program is aligned with SIOP’s strategic goal to “build a diverse, inclusive, and agile SIOP that maximizes our impact through effective people, process, technology, and data infrastructure.”
To learn more about The DIP, view President Rogelberg and Diversity and Inclusion Officer Avery’s Better Together Tuesday video about the program below. Check back in late summer 2021 for more details about this exciting new program!
“The DIP” is a new diversity pipeline initiative, approved by the SIOP Executive Board in April 2021. It is chaired by Dr. Larry R. Martinez of Portland State University.
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