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.
Diversity supporting agencies: List of offices and agencies
University of Washington landing page for diversity
Committee generated syllabus statements pertraining to mental health awareness and resources
Example syllabus lists for diversity signposts
Highlights in the news
Audio file from Tim Wise's seminar on White Privilege is here.
Piece in "Inside Higher Ed" on helping a colleague deal with microaggressions.
Center for Teaching and Learning has a great set of resources for helping your international students!
OMAD announces seed grants for diversity efforts.
Events and Notices:
Upcoming commencement celebrations
- Black Graduation and Kente Ceremony
- Dream Project / HUSKY Leadership Graduation Ceremony
- Filipino Graduation ceremony
- FIUTS Graduation ceremony (international students and friends)
- Honor's Students Graduation ceremony
- Lavender Graduation (Lav Grad) sponsored by Q-center
- La Raza Celebration
- Pacifik Graduation celebration
- Phi Beta Kappa Initiation ceremony
- Raven's Feast
- Veteran's Celebration of Excellence
We solicit suggestions from all members of the department to best meet departmental diversity & community goals. Share your ideas! What would YOU like to see us work on? Contact the Diversity Committee Chair, Brian Buchwitz.