Climate & Inclusion Committee

The Department of Philosophy is committed to creating an environment in which all feel welcome, respected, valued and supported.  We are especially committed to welcoming those from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in academia in general and philosophy in particular.

The Climate and Inclusion Committee exists to strengthen those commitments by providing a forum in which issues surrounding climate, inclusion, equity and diversity within our faculty, graduate and undergraduate students and programs can be raised and discussed, as well as to identify, oversee and review initiatives and actions that can be undertaken to promote diversity within our community and to eliminate discrimination in any form.

Committee meetings are open to all members of the Department of Philosophy. Please contact the Committee Chair Boris Kment or the Department Chair Ben Morison if there is an item you would like to add to the committee’s agenda.

Climate & Inclusion Committee meetings take place on a monthly basis.  Dates for upcoming meetings will be posted here.


Ex Officio Committee Members

Benjamin Morison
Department Chair
Director, Program in Classical Philosophy
Boris Kment
Committee Chair
Hendrik Lorenz
Professor (LOA Spring 2023)
Director of Graduate Studies
Eleanor Gordon-Smith
A.I. Spring 2022
Graduate Student Representative 2021 - 2022
Alice van't Hoff
Minorities and Philosophy Representative
(2021 - 2022)
Kathryn Carpenter Rech
Giulia Weißmann
A.I. Spring 2022
Graduate Student Representative 2021 - 2022