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Chemistry Climate and Diversity

Chemistry Department Guides

Each department has at least two college guides (formerly known as ombuds) who work to assist in conflict resolution when it arises. This includes facilitating communication between conflicting parties and referring people to a variety of resources for further assistance. You may reach out to them any time you have a concern or question. 

Current Chemistry Guides
Distinguished Professor of Chemistry


For more information about the College Guide Program go here.

Graduate Student Advocates


The graduate student advocates help individual graduate students work through any issues that arise, help graduate students approach the Graduate Program Coordinator as needed, and serve as a liaison between graduate students, the Graduate Student Association, the Graduate Program Chair, and the Associate Head for Climate and Diversity.

I am delighted to take up the role of Graduate Student Advocate and serve the Chemistry Community. Mental health is extremely important in graduate school when we are navigating one of the most challenging aspects of our career. I hope to provide a safe environment and be a resource to anyone who needs it to help them succeed in graduate school. This role also gives me an opportunity to positively contribute to the department climate and help foster a healthy working environment."
Gaurav Dey
graduate student in the Schaak Lab