Inclusive Community Mission

Equity and inclusion are core values of the School of Earth and Space Exploration. We define our success not by whom we exclude, but by whom we include and how they succeed, advancing research and discovery of public value in the Earth and space science and broadening access to quality science and engineering education. 

Groups and Resources

Learn more about all of our Inclusive Community related groups and resources for School of Earth and Space Exploration community members and how you can get involved.

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Calendar of Events

View this calendar for School of Earth and Space Exploration and ASU Inclusive Community-related events, including the Associate Director of Inclusive Community office hours and more. 

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JEDI Task Force

The JEDI Task Force empowers a Just, Equitable, Diverse, and Inclusive School of Earth and Space Exploration by facilitating and promoting individual action, dialog, education, long-term planning and systemic change.

Learn about JEDI

Associate Director for an Inclusive Community

This School of Earth and Space Exploration leadership position is a means to move forward our commitment to always striving to build a more inclusive school, in addition to the individual responsibilities each school member holds.

The Associate Director (AD) for an Inclusive Community responsibilities include, but are not limited to, reviewing school activities and programs in conjunction with the relevant committees and groups to improve equity, chairing the school's JEDI Task Force, providing resources and trainings on JEDI topics, and working on relevant school hiring initiatives. 

The AD for an Inclusive Community holds weekly office hours to hear your concerns, ideas and questions. Please see the Inclusive Community calendar for specific dates and times, or select the individual's name below to contact them and set up a separate meeting.

Evan Scannapieco
beginning 1/1/2022

Christy Till
2020-2021

Hilairy Hartnett
2019-2020*

Patrick Young
2018-2020*

Enrique Vivoni
2018-2019

*Hilairy Hartnett and Patrick Young will serve as co-ADs for an Inclusive Community from 7/1/2021 through 12/31/2021.

Read Statements to our Community from School of Earth and Space Exploration Leadership

In the news

ASU undergraduate astrophysics student Bryanna Gutierrez-Coatney has been awarded the School of Earth and Space Exploration's inaugural Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Seed Grant from the school’s JEDI Task Force. Gutierrez-Coatney’s award-winning proposal is an education initiative designed to build awareness of physics and Earth and space topics among students in Arizona’s Title 1 schools. Read the full story.

School of Earth and Space Exploration teams were recently awarded four Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) seed grants from The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The grants are from the natural sciences division of The College and represent initiatives of the JEDI framework, which seeks to support calls to action and appeals for social change and justice following the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020. Read about the four awarded projects and the students and faculty involved