Psychology Department Sarata Diversity Enhancement

Named in honor of Dr. Brian Sarata, a former faculty member in the department, the Sarata Diversity Enhancement Committee within the Department of Psychology is dedicated to the promotion of scholarship for diverse populations or on diversity topics within the field. As part of this effort, we offer a graduate minor in diversity in psychology. More information can be found under the link on the minor. In addition, we bestow an annual diversity research award at both the graduate and undergraduate levels for students engaged in research on diversity topics or in research with an under-represented sample. More information on the awards can be found at the link, Levine Diversity Research Awards.

At this site, upcoming conference deadlines, professional standards, psychological issues and diversity, and important information for teaching and research are posted. For more information about diversity within the Department of Psychology, contact Dr. Cynthia Willis Esqueda at or at 402-472-3740.
American Psychology-Law Society Minority Affairs Committe invites applications for diversity in psychology and law awards. See

November 20 - Transgender Day of Remembrance. See an essay on the topic at

Therapists often discriminate against black and poor patients, study finds Wed June 1, 2016.  See the study at

Rosa Hazel Delgado, 2016 Student Teaching Award winner, and Alisha Caldwell, 2016 David Levine Graduate Diversity Research Award winner! Congratulations!

Madeline J. Schlosser, David Levine Undergraduate Diversity Award 2016 winner! Congratulations to MJ!

The Problem with Race Based Medicine. Ted Talk by University of Pennsylvania Professor Dorothy Roberts. See at
Association for Psychological Science article on the need for diversity in psychology can be found at

Diversity in Psychology is good science!!! See the article from Dr. Robert Sellers at APS at
Guidelines for Providers of Psychological Services to Ethnic, Linguistic, and Culturally Diverse Populations

United States Deparment of Health and Human Services: Office of Minority Health

The Office of Minority Health website for CLAS information is

Office of Minority - National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) for Health and Health Services:

Graduate Mentoring Guidebook link from UNL's Graduate Studies: