Diversity at GSA


GSA's Commitment to Diversity

The Geological Society of America (GSA) affirms its belief and commitment to diversity and will continue to develop its diverse base. GSA is dedicated to maintaining an organizational climate where differing ideas, abilities, backgrounds, and needs are fostered with opportunities for members from divergent experiences to participate and contribute. GSA recognizes that diverse perspectives are important and necessary for responsible and representative decision making and leadership. Therefore, GSA strongly encourages the participation in any GSA activity of all its members regardless of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, creed, religion, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, medical condition, pregnancy, education, class, political affiliation, or parental status, and will undertake reasonable efforts to ensure that its activities are open to all.

Read GSA's official position statement on Diversity in the Geosciences Community.

GSA Council Letter in Support of Diverse Geosciences Education

The Society's leadership penned a letter to the governing boards of public university systems urging support for the geosciences at Historically Black Colleges and Universities and all other minority-serving institutions.

Read the letter


Ways members can take individual action to promote positive change:


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Diversity Makes Our Science Better - The Geological Society of America