Committee on Diversity and Outreach in Psychology

LSU’s Psychology Department is strongly committed to promoting diversity broadly defined, including but not limited to culture, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, age, etc. The Psychology Department formed the Committee on Diversity and Outreach in Psychology (CDOP) to foster an atmosphere that values diversity and encourages open dialogue about cultural issues.

CDOP organizes and facilitates departmental workgroups in which students, faculty, and staff work together on specific topic areas to achieve meaningful changes to departmental activities. CDOP also serves as the liaison between these workgroups and departmental faculty to ensure activities and changes are promoted beyond the workgroups themselves and to translate words into actions. Learn more about our workgroups and workgroup members here. 

CDOP encourages feedback about ways we can best serve the Department to meet our goals. Ideas for training, speakers, events, and other opportunities may be shared with the CDOP Chairs who will pass this information along to the appropriate CDOP Workgroup.

CDOP Membership 


Website Management 

We are dedicated to the active recruitment of a diverse group of students and faculty. Learn more about our efforts to recruit a diverse student population. 

Our faculty are committed to supporting diversity in their research labs and practices (e.g., research team composition, purposive sampling, methodology, reporting). For many of our faculty, there is an explicit focus on diversity in their research, centering the needs and lived experiences of marginalized communities. For instance, some faculty in the department are working to improve health outcomes among minoritized groups, understand the process of institutional racial bias on psychological experiences, and explore the differential impact of stigma and adversity on minoritized children and adults. Learn more about the specific diversity-focused research being conducted in our department.

Our faculty are also committed to community engagement and decreasing barriers to psychological services to reduce health disparities. Learn more about our work in the community.

Please do not hesitate to contact the CDOP chairs or workgroup members with any questions or concerns you may have.