Diversity and Inclusion Statement

The Department of Integrative Biology is committed to fostering a welcoming community where students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds, experiences, and abilities can thrive. All academic pursuits require the contributions of diverse individuals and perspectives, and cannot flourish when those voices are excluded.

We acknowledge historical biases and discrimination that have plagued academia and the pursuit of science, and also the role that academia has played in upholding systemic discrimination and harming minoritized communities. We condemn any and all forms of racism, harassment and discrimination. We act with intention to increase transparency and accountability as we expand our diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

We specifically commit to:
• Creating an environment that is actively anti-racist and anti-discriminatory
• Implementing actions to recruit and retain students, faculty and staff from underrepresented groups
• Promoting inclusivity in our curriculum
• Providing opportunities for our community to learn about inclusivity and how to promote it