Department Diversity Statement
In the Department of Biology, we continue to strive for an inclusive and welcoming departmental culture that recognizes and encourages individual differences, that fosters the constructive expression of ideas, and that promotes shared values such as intellectual curiosity, creativity, collegiality, and sense of mission. Traditions of inclusivity can only flourish and reach full potential with continued active nourishment and effort, and with a collective sense of responsibility and mission on the part of the entire community. We as a department are committed to the continued development of our diverse and collegial community of people, ideas, and approaches through our missions of research, education, and public outreach.
Spotlight on Community
Diversity & Equity Committee
- Codes of Conduct & Conflict Resolution
- Faculty Searches & Graduate Recruitment
- Mentoring, Networking, & Training: Mentoring Compacts
- Mentoring, Networking, & Training: Portfolio of Training Activities
- Undergraduate Community & STEM Opportunities
If you would like to contribute to these activities or would like to share your perspectives, please contact Brian J. Buchwitz and Karen E. Petersen, Co-Chairs of the Diversity & Equity Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
For additional information about the DEC, including DEC members and DEC subcommittee goals, please visit the Diversity and Equity Committee page.
Department Culture Office Hours
So that all of us can engage in upcoming faculty searches as ambassadors, bystanders, and representatives, we recommend reviewing the following resources.