Diversity Updates Archive

DEI Member Update – [2 May 2022]

In another milestone on its path to meeting strategic goals for broader participation in the Society, GSA is pleased to welcome Elizabeth Long as Associate Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

DEI Member Update – [6 July 2021]

GSA has been working on reforms to achieve greater Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion within the Society with renewed purpose and resolve over the past year.

DEI Member Update – [2 April 2021]

As yet another segment of our citizenry comes under senseless attack in America, GSA would like to refocus attention on our 1 June Statement About Diversity, Ethics & Inclusion, and be very clear that it includes our Asian colleagues.

GSA moves forward with DEI – [2 February 2021]

Update from President J. Douglas Walker, 2 February 2021

GSA is taking major steps to address Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in the society. We now have four Council-implemented ad hoc committees and working groups in place to assess four key areas of governance and planning:

Action and Progress Toward GSA's DEI Goals – [14 December 2020]

The Geological Society of America continues moving forward with actions to support our public commitments to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

GSA wins NSF Geosciences ASCEND Award – [16 September 2020]

The Geological Society of America is excited to announce a new initiative in partnership with the University of Arkansas, University of Florida, James Madison University, and the University of Texas-Austin and funded by the National Science Foundation.

Advancing GSA’s Mission Toward Greater Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – [26 August 2020]

Each year, GSA holds a leadership retreat to focus on critical issues for our Society. Such concentrated time allows for in-depth learning, analysis, and discussion. This year’s retreat, held on 22-23 August, was focused on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Accountability Update – [25 June 2020]

On 1 June, GSA issued a statement affirming our solidarity with our fellow Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) colleagues and their families in facing injustice. Since then, a lot has happened inside and outside GSA.